Design of Secure and Anti-Counterfeit Integrated Circuits

Shahab Ardalan

Dr. Shahab Ardalan
Assistant Professor
EE Dept., San Jose State University

Thu, 11/20/2014

Abstract – In recent years, there has been a rapid innovation in the field of portable devices which has revolutionized the whole electronic market. The personalized gadgets such as smartphones are part of users’ life which contain sensitive data and private information. Privacy and protection of the data is a crucial task, consequently so many encryption techniques have been introduced to keep the data out of the hands of hackers. However, hackers employed new techniques that often proved the vulnerability of the crypto-processors. It is therefore imperative that system architects, circuit designers be aware of the security issue and be familiar with techniques to tackle such a rapidly growing threat. In light of the great importance to the new design dimension, security, this talk is proposed to provide an insight into and understanding of security challenges in design of digital circuits, identify the security requirements and present approaches leading to designing secure Cryptosystem-on-Chip (CoC).

Dr. Shahab Ardalan (IEEE M'02, SM'10) received his B.Sc. in EE at Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran in 1999, and his PhD degree at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada in 2007. Dr. Ardalan joined analog mixed signal research and development group in Gennum Corp. in 2007 where he was continuing his research activities on low-power, low-voltage circuits for high speed data and video broadcasting. In 2010, Dr. Ardalan joined San Jose State University as an assistant professor and director of center for analog and mixed signal where he is teaching and conducting research on topics of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits and integrated circuit security. Dr. Ardalan’s research has led to several publications and patents. He is the recipient of the best paper award of ICUE’04 and the CMC Industrial Award from strategic Microelectronic Council of ITAC in 2005. Dr. Ardalan was holding a postgraduate scholarship from National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) from 2004-2007 and NSERC post-doctoral fellowship award in 2010. He has been member of technical and organizing committee for number IEEE conferences and IEEE Canada Central Area Chair 2010-2011, member of IEEE Canada board of executive from 2004 till 2011.

RF-MEMS and Adaptive Wireless Systems

Xiaoguang “Leo” Liu

Dr. Leo Liu
Assistant Professor
ECS Dept., UC Davis

Thu, 11/06/2014

Abstract – Over the last 20 years, there have been significant research and development activities on Radio Frequency Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (RF-MEMS) devices, circuits and systems. RF-MEMS has been recognized as an emerging technology for revolutionizing future RF designs, promising superior performance, significant size/weight reduction and lower cost. At the same time, the RF-MEMS community has faced ever-increasing competition from existing players in the market. In this seminar, we will review the fundamentals of RF-MEMS design and fabrication, discuss its weaknesses and strengths, present state-of-the-art results and propose future research directions.

Dr. Xiaoguang “Leo” Liu received the Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Zhejiang University, China in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, USA in 2010. He was a postdoctoral research associate with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, in November 1, 2011. Dr. Liu has extensive experience in MEMS design, fabrication and measurement. His research interests include novel MEMS/NEMS devices, RF MEMS and high-Q tunable components for reconfigurable radio frontends, microwave, millimeter wave and THz electronics and antennas. Dr. Liu has published more than 35 refereed conference and journal papers. As a student, he was awarded the graduate fellowship from IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society.

RF Filter Design Overview

Gregory White

Mr. Gregory White
Senior R&D Engineer
National Instruments

Thu, 10/16/2014

Abstract – Today's talk will survey some fundamental matters regarding electronic filters. We discuss some available technologies, specifications, and the design process. After that, we move into some particular and practical implementation issues faced by board level design engineers at National Instruments, and elsewhere. Broadly, it is asked and answered "why filter" and "how to filter".

Mr. White was born in Chautauqua County, New York. He received a diploma in Electronics Technology from Sylvania Technical Institute in 1982. From 1982 to 1993, Mr. White worked in the two-way radio industry as an FCC licensed radio technician. His work included the design, installation, and maintenance of advanced and co-located Public Safety radio and dispatch systems. Mr. White received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University in 1997. Since receiving his degree, he has worked as design engineer for Metricom (San Jose, CA), Texas Instruments (Santa Rosa, CA), and Symmetricom (Windsor, CA). Currently, Mr. White is a Research and Design engineer for National Instruments (Santa Rosa, CA), with a special interest in circuit theory and filter design.

Matter Matters - Cradle to Cradle Design and the Circular Economy

Sudeep M. Rao

Dr. Sudeep Motupalli Rao
Regional Director
EPEA San Francisco

Thu, 10/02/2014

Abstract – There's massive innovation now in materials, products, processes, technologies and systems. In this interdisciplinary talk, Sudeep will share how Cradle to Cradle® design (C2C), eliminates the concept of waste and keeps the technical and biological materials flowing in a macro-integrated manner. Waste=Food. This global circular economy is regenerative by design and worth $1Trillion per year. C2C is a systematic methodology, a robust framework, a professional practice, and a certification standard for well-designed and engineered products. This is especially relevant since the people of California recently passed the Safer Consumer Products Act to address the safety of all consumer products and now the regulations kick in this Fall. Sudeep will present many examples of elegant C2C innovations in the world of industrial business to create inspiring new materials and products.

Dr. Sudeep Motupalli Rao is a chemical engineer who worked in the field in water and wastewater treatment for steel plants in India as well as R&D of hybrid material coatings at UNM/Sandia National Labs in New Mexico. He worked in the semiconductor industry for a few years in surface metrology and global team development. He spent a few painful yet blissful years in the NGO world. Design is his passion. He enjoys teaching while learning. He has a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the Rural Engineering College in India, a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and an interdisciplinary PhD in Engineering from UNM. Go Lobos, the real ones!

The Future of Enterprise Cloud Computing

David Krauthamer

Mr. David Krauthamer
CEO and Managing Partner

Thu, 09/18/2014

Abstract – Dave will talk about the current landscape of enterprise cloud computing and the impact on growth of high technology companies. We’ll also review the process of rolling out large scale Cloud Applications at companies like Lyft / Pandora / Riot Game, etc. Finally, as Dave was a graduate of Sonoma State’s Computer Science Department, he will discuss the mechanics of building your own high growth company. If your an Entrepreneur at heart, join us to talk about the future of enterprise computing.

Mr. David Krauthamer - Information Systems executive with over 20 years of experience in the high technology, Internet Services and Financial Sectors. He has served as CIO at Advanced Fiber Communications, where he was responsible for implementing and deploying an enterprise wide information strategic plan. Dave has extensive experience implementing ERP, CRM, Supply Chain and Engineering systems. He is currently the CEO of Intelenex a Global Systems integrator for Oracle. Over the past several years Intelenex has grown into one of the largest Oracle Cloud implementation partners in the world. In that capacity Intelenex works with enterprises to transition their applications into the realm of Cloud Computing. Dave holds a B.S. in Computer Science and has completed executive programs at Stanford and California Institute of Technology.