ECE 796 (01) - Special Topics

Special Topics

Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Electrical&Comp Engineering
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 11321
New or specialized courses and/or independent study. 1 to 4 credits some sections may use credit/fail grading.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Cross listed with : ECE 896.01, ECE 992.01
Instructors: Dean Sullivan

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MWF 2:10pm - 3:00pm KING N129
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 R 6:10pm - 7:00pm KING S324
Additional Course Details: 

Systems Security

Course Description: This course will focus on security at the intersection of hardware and software exploring a range of topics – from microarchitectural side-channels and transient execution attacks targeting commodity platforms, to fault injection and timing attacks on DRAM/CPU and caches, fuzzing of embedded systems and Trusted Execution Environments (TrustZone),  cryptanalysis of hardware cryptographic engines using power analysis, and automated analysis and generation of attack workloads – to illustrate modern research challenges and applications in the area. Understanding of both theoretical underpinnings and practical demonstration will be emphasized, with a heavy bent towards the latter.