Abstract: This presentation will explore the security implications of biochips that are envisioned for use in lab-on-chips. We will discuss how attackers in the bio-chip supply chain can undermine proprietary biochemical protocols or alter their results, with serious consequences for laboratory analysis, healthcare, and biotechnology innovation.
Bio: Ramesh Karri is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tandon School of Engineering, New York University. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, from the University of California at San Diego. His research and education activities span hardware cybersecurity including trustworthy ICs, processors and cyberphysical systems; security-aware computer aided design, test, verification, validation and reliability; nano meets security; metrics; benchmarks; hardware cybersecurity competitions; additive manufacturing security. He has over 200 journal and conference publications including tutorials on Trustworthy Hardware in IEEE Computer (2) and Proceedings of the IEEE (5). His groups work on hardware cybersecurity was nominated for best paper awards (ICCD 2015 and DFTS 2015) and received awards at conferences (ITC 2014, CCS 2013, DFTS 2013 and VLSI Design 2012) and at competitions (ACM Student Research Competition at DAC 2012, ICCAD 2013, DAC 2014, ACM Grand Finals 2013, Kaspersky Challenge and Embedded Security Challenge). He was the recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is the area director for cyber security of the NY State Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies at NYU-Poly; Co-founded the NYU Center for CyberSecurity -CCS (http://cyber.nyu.edu/), co-founded the Trust-Hub (http://trust-hub.org/) and founded and organizes the Embedded Security Challenge, the annual red team blue team event at NYU, (http://www.nyu.edu/csaw2016/csaw-embedded).