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(PhD) Integrated Circuit design for Nano-Security

The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
01/06/2020

Hosting Information

Offer Deadline
EU Research Framework Programme
Not funded by an EU programme
Country
Germany
City
Zagreb

Organisation/Institute

Organisation / Company
RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ INSTITUTE
Department
Computer Science
Laboratory
Group of Computer Architecture (AGRA)
Is the Hosting related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Contact Information

Organisation / Company Type
Higher Education Institute
Website
Email
drechsler@uni-bremen.de
frank.silltorres@dlr.de
Postal Code
28359
Street
BIJENIČKA 54
Phone

Description

Hardware-level attacks pose a serious threat for the integrity and confidentiality of electronic systems. For example, optical probing, which is a relatively new form of attack against integrated circuits, enables the contactless extraction of secret information and has been successfully applied on several secure systems. Despite the severe implications of this type of passive attack, no relevant countermeasures are being deployed so far. This project, a collaboration between the University of Bremen, TU Berlin and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), aims at investigating methods that enable the protection of future integrated nano-circuits against optical probing attacks.

The candidate's main tasks would be:

  • Research on and development of techniques against optical probing attacks at design level
  • Design and verification of a cell library that is robust against optical probing attacks
  • Independent and committed work in close cooperation with internal and external project partners

The expected profile of this candidate is as follows:

  • Completed university studies in electrical engineering or computer science (master's degree, university diploma) or a comparable degree
  • Good knowledge in the field of microelectronics
  • Knowledge of (mixed-signal) circuit design and VLSI is helpful