University of Waterloo
Talk Title: Embedded security in the Internet of Things (IoT)
Catherine Gebotys received the B.A.Sc. degree in engineering science in 1982 and the M.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1984, both from University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada. She received the PhD degree in electrical engineering in 1991 from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Canada. She worked at Litton Systems Canada Ltd from Jan 1985 to Dec 1986 in the area of CAD for VLSI and chip design. From Jan 1987 to Aug 1989 she was a research associate in the VLSI group, Dept of Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo. She is currently a Professor and has been with the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo since Sept. 1991. She has published a number of research papers in the area of side channel analysis, embedded security, applied optimization for high-level hardware and software synthesis. She is the author of 'Security in Embedded Devices',
Springer, 2010 (as well as coauthor of 'Optimal VLSI Architectural Synthesis: area, performance and testability', Norwell,MA:Kluwer, 1992). She has served as Technical Program Co-Chair of CODES+ISSS and on several technical program committees (CHES, DAC, CODES+ISSS, DATE). Dr Gebotys has previously served as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI and Associate Editor for DAES the Springer Verilag Journal. She is the sole inventor of several patents and she has also received awards including the CITO Champions of Innovation Award. She has collaborated with several companies including DRDC, XtremeEDA, Blackberry, ESA, Kili, Motorola, ViXS, COMDEV, etc. Her research interests include embedded systems security, fault injection attack/countermeasures (EM/laser), side channel (photonic-emissions/power/electromagnetic) analysis, and global optimization approaches to hardware/software synthesis.