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CHASE Welcomes New Faculty!

The CHASE Center welcomes Associate Professor Marten van Dijk and Assistant Professor Domenic Forte to kick off the Fall 2013 semester.

Dr. Marten van Dijk joins the CHASE Center bringing over ten years research experience in system security both in academia (MIT CSAIL) and industry (Philips Research and RSA Laboratories). He received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Eindhoven University of Technology. He has been part of the team that first introduced circuit realizations of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs).  Dr. van Dijk has been working on processor architectures that offer strong security guarantees; most notably, the design of Aegis, the first single-chip secure processor that verifies integrity and freshness of external memory and in current research, Ascend, an architecture for secure computation on encrypted data. In recent work, he introduced a new, simple and efficient Oblivious RAM used in Ascend to guarantee that even a malicious program running on encrypted inputs does not leak privacy over the I/O pins. Dr. van Dijk’s teaching and research interests are in system security, encompassing computer architecture, cryptology, algorithms and other related fields such as information theory, game theory and machine learning.

Dr. Domenic Forte received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland. He joins the CHASE Center with research contributions towards realizing more efficient, reliable and secure computing systems through better design and run-time support. From 2007-2009, Dr. Forte performed research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Information Technology. He is the recipient of the prestigious “George Corcoran Outstanding Teaching Award” by the ECE department at the University of Maryland. Dr. Forte believes that his role as a professor is to challenge and motivate his students in both research and class to achieve their highest potential. His research interests include topics related to hardware security and trust such as secure chip/processor design and counterfeit prevention/detection along with an interest in new electronics beyond CMOS and their impact on security.

 

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