Time: Tuesday Dec 2nd at 4pm
Place: Gunness Student Center Conference Room.
Refreshments will be served at 3:45pm.
Speaker: Peter L. Levin, the President and CEO of DAFCA, Inc
Title: Extending On-Chip Instrumentation to Hardware Assurance: An Architectural Proposal”
This talk will describe a new approach to hardware assurance that is based upon a commercially available approach that provides on-chip, at-speed, in-system visibility to SoCs and ASICs. In particular, we will talk about DAFCA’s approach to hardware validation (and why that is important to semiconductor design implementation), and two ways that the core technology could be extended to detect deliberate and malevolent attacks, as well as counterfeit devices.
Peter L. Levin is the President and CEO of DAFCA, Inc, an electronic design automation (EDA) semiconductor software tools company he co-founded with Miron Abramovici in 2003. He is also a board director of the successful open source network security company Astaro AG, a venture partner of Ventizz Capital Partners, and a consulting professor at Stanford University. Peter was a White House Fellow and presidential appointee during the Clinton administration, and was a visiting professor of Mathematical Physics, and Humboldt Fellow, at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He began his academic career at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he received the National Science Foundation Presidential (G.H.W. Bush) Young Investigator Award for his work in high performance computing. He studied at Carnegie Mellon University, and subsequently enjoyed post-doctoral training at the Institute for High Voltage Engineering at Technical University of Munich as a DAAD Visiting Scientist.