Dr. Himanshu Thapliyal
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States
Title : Energy and Cybersecurity Constraints in Smart Systems
Abstract : With the growth of Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled smart systems, the potential threat vectors for malicious cyber-attacks are rapidly expanding. As an example of cyber-attack, software vulnerabilities could be exploited to remotely take control of safety-critical systems in the vehicle. These cyberattacks are threat to the reliability and safety of the smart systems, consumer’s personal information and piracy or cloning of intellectual property. As the IoT paradigm emerges, there are challenging requirements to design area-efficient, energy-efficient, and secure systems. Further, due to novel computing paradigms such as quantum computing there is a threat that the fundamental public-key cryptography tools could be broken. Considering these challenges, the talk would provide perspective towards the energy and cybersecurity constraints on smart systems and possible solutions for solving this important paradox.
Dr. Himanshu Thapliyal is an Associate Professor and Endowed Robley D. Evans Faculty Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. He is the Co-Director of the Cybersecurity Certification Program at the University of Kentucky. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa, in 2011 where he received the ‘Distinguished Graduate Achievement Award’. From 2012-14, he worked as a designer of processor test solutions at Qualcomm, where he received the Qualcomm QualStar Award for contributions to memory built-in self-test. As per the publicly available database of 100,000 top-scientists released by researchers from Stanford University in PLOS Biology, he has been ranked in the top 50 among scientists throughout the world in the field of Computer Hardware & Architecture for the 2019 calendar year. He is the recipient of the 2020 Mid-Career Research Achievement Award from the Technical Committee on Very Large-Scale Integration (TCVLSI) of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS). He is the chair of the IEEE CTSoc technical committee on Application-Specific CE for Smart Cities (SMC).
He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award. He received the Provost’s Wethington Award for contributions to the University of Kentucky Research Program. He has authored over 150 publications including more than 50 journal articles. His research works have over 4400 citations with h-index=38 (Google Scholar). He has received Best Paper awards at 2021 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), 2020 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 2017 Cyber and Information Security Research Conference (CISR), and 2012 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI). He is the steering committee vice-chair of the IEEE Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems. He served as the General Chair of the 2020 IEEE Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems. He has served as the Program Chair of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, 2019 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, and 2018 IEEE Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems. He co-founded the IEEE International Workshop on Quantum Computing: Circuits Systems Automation and Applications (QC-CSAA). He is serving as the Section Editor of the Springer Nature Computer Science and is leading two sections: (i) Quantum Computing and Emerging Technologies, and (ii) Emerging Trends in Sensors, IoT and Smart Systems. He is also serving as the Senior Associate Editor of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Associate Editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and the editorial board member of the Microelectronics Journal. His research interests include hardware security of IoT and vehicles, the circuit design of emerging technologies including quantum computing, and smart healthcare.