Professor Mai Wins Best Paper Award at DATE Conference


April 4, 2014

Research Professor Ken Mai and his graduate student, Mudit Bhargava, received one of three Best Paper Awards at the 2014 Design, Automation & Test Conference (DATE) in Dresden, Germany. Their winning paper was entitled, “An Efficient Reliable PUF-Based Cryptographic Key Generator in 65nm CMOS.”

Said Mai, “We're very pleased to have received the DATE 2014 Track A (Application Design) best paper award, especially given the record number of submissions in the secure systems track and the world-class experts on the technical program committee. Our paper details the design, implementation, and testing of an efficient reliable cryptographic key generator and encryption engine, which could function as the hardware root-of-trust of any secure electronic system. With the extent to which electronic systems are permeating people's daily lives and the sensitivity of the data that they store, process, and transmit, we feel that the design of secure hardware systems will only grow in importance in the future, and our group is committed to performing leading-edge research in the field.”

Dr. Bhargava has graduated and is now working at ARM in Austin, Texas.