IC Colloquium: Embedded Security: An Ongoing Challenge for Healthcare


Event details

Date 11.12.2023
Hour 16:1517:30
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
By : Wayne Burleson - University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Smart healthcare technology has enormous potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce health inequity, and reduce costs. Internet-connected (IoT) medical devices such as pacemakers, insulin pumps, bio-sensors and neuro-stimulators make it possible to monitor health and deliver personalized care anywhere. However, security, privacy, and trust issues loom due to human health and safety and also personal health data at risk. There is a pressing need for embedded security solutions, not only for healthcare IoT, but also for other critical technological aspects of modern life—from autonomous vehicles, to power distribution, to smart homes.   This talk will show threats across software and hardware levels, and review recent security solutions and open problems.

Wayne Burleson has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1990 and is currently on sabbatical at EPFL. From 2012-2017, he was a Senior Fellow at AMD Research on a team that led to the most powerful and green supercomputers in the world.  He has also had previous sabbaticals at EPFL, LIRM Montpelier and Telecom Paris.   He has EE degrees from MIT and the University of Colorado. He has worked as a custom chip designer and consultant in the semiconductor industry with VLSI Technology, DEC, Compaq/HP, Intel, Rambus and AMD, as well as several start-ups. His research is in the general area of Security Engineering and VLSI, including medical devices, RFID, lightweight security, post-CMOS circuits and CAD for low-power, interconnects, clocking, reliability, thermal effects, process variation and noise mitigation.  Wayne has published over 200 refereed publications in these areas and is a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions in integrated circuit design and signal processing.

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  • Host: Giovanni Di Micheli