Keynote Speakers

We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers (in alphabetical order):


Cetin Kaya Koc, UC Santa Barbara



Short Biography:


Mark M. Tehranipoor, U Florida

Title: The Pursuit of Happiness: Establishing Hardware Root-of-Trust for Cyber Security

Abstract: Design, fabrication, assembly, test, and debug of integrated circuits and systems have become distributed across the globe, raising major concerns about their security and trustworthiness. Such systems are prevalent is many critical-mission infrastructures, in which they require long and secure operation life. In this talk, we will provide a detailed overview of the challenges in today’s global electronics supply chain, then discuss the need for establishing hardware root of trust (HROT) within cyber domain. Notably, we will present innovative methods to demonstrate authentication and trust verification for Integrated circuits and systems.

Short Biography: Mark Tehranipoor is currently the Intel Charles E. Young Preeminence Endowed Chair Professor in Cybersecurity at the ECE Department, University of Florida. He is also currently serving as Director for Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research (FICS), National Microelectronics Security Training Center (MEST), CYAN Center of Excellence, and ECI Transition Center. His current research interests include: IoT security, hardware security and trust, supply chain risk management and security, counterfeit electronics detection and prevention and reliable circuit design. Dr. Tehranipoor has published over 400 journal articles and refereed conference papers and has given more than 180 invited talks and keynote addresses since 2006. He has 8 patents, and has published 11 books and 22 book chapters. He is a recipient of 13 best paper awards and nominations, as well as the 2008 IEEE Computer Society (CS) Meritorious Service Award, the 2012 IEEE CS Outstanding Contribution, the 2009 NSF CAREER Award, and the 2014 MURI award. His projects are sponsored by both the industry (Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Texas Instruments, Freescale, Comcast, Honeywell, LSI, Avago, Mentor Graphics, R3Logic, Cisco, Qualcomm, Raytheon, MediaTeck, etc.) and Government (NSF, ARO, MDA, DOD, AFOSR, DOE, AFRL, DARPA, Draper, etc.).
He serves on the program committee of more than a dozen leading conferences and workshops. He served as Program and General Chairs of several leading conferences and workshops. He co-founded a new symposium called IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) and served as HOST-2008 and HOST-2009 General Chair ( He is currently serving as HOST’s Chair of Steering Committee. He is also the co-founder of Trust-Hub ( and Asian HOST ( He serves as co-EIC for newly established Journal on Hardware and Systems Security (HaSS). He also served as an Associate EIC for IEEE Design & Test, an IEEE Distinguished Speaker, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker from 2010 to 2014. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for JETTA, JOLPE, Transactions on VLSI (TVLSI), and Transactions on Design Automation for Electronic Systems (TODAES). Prior to joining University of Florida, Dr. Tehranipoor served as the founding director of the Center for Hardware Assurance, Security, and Engineering (CHASE) and the Comcast Center of Excellence in Security Innovation (CSI) at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Tehranipoor is a Fellow of IEEE, a Golden Core Member of the IEEE, and Member of ACM and ACM SIGDA. He is currently serving as IEEE Ambassador on Cybersecurity.