In this presentation, Ramesh Karri, professor of electrical and computer engineering at New York University, will explore the security implications of biochips that are envisioned for use in lab-on-chips among other applications. He 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. He will also discuss preliminary defenses.


Ramesh Karri is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University Tandon School of Engineering and is a co-founder of NYU Center for Cybersecurity. He received a PhD and MS degree at the University of California at San Diego, a Master of Technology degree at the University of Hyderabad, and Bachelor of Engineering at Andhra University. Professor Karri's research interests include trustworthy hardware (integrated circuits to processor architectures); electronics supply chain security; VLSI Design and Test; and interactions between security and reliability. A recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, he has authored over 200 journal and conference publications. In addition, Professor Karri is the co-founder of the TrustHUB and organizes the annual red team/blue team event at NYU, the Embedded Systems Security Challenge.

Seminar Notes: Refreshments will be served at 4:00 PM. 

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