The concept of a “Smart City” is an emerging topic of research that is driven by the need to enhance the quality of life of the ever-growing number of inhabitants in urban areas. As world urbanization continually grows and the world’s population is expected to increase significantly by 2050, smart cities offer an attractive solution that can contribute in economic growth, increased efficiency of energy and transportation systems and promote sustainable development.
Ozgur Sinanoglu heads the research team in NYU Abu Dhabi, whose main focus is the reliability and security of electronic chips. With the increasing complexity of designs, enhanced capabilities of engraving smaller transistors on silicon, and low-power, high-performance operation requirements, integrated circuits are becoming more and more vulnerable to reliability and security threats.
At the Design Technology Lab we work on real-world technological design problems regardless of their field: history, literature, sciences, etc. We understand how technology influences and shapes society. We educate students on technology design. We develop a generation of designers and entrepreneurs who will lead technological development.
Modern Microprocessor Architectures (MoMA) Lab. The focus of our research is to explore all aspects of modern microprocessors, including, but not limited to: Encrypted Computation, Robustness, Security, Performance, Low-power design etc.
Cyberphysical Systems (CPS) are large scale networks of interconnected and collaborating smart devices possessing sensing, computation, communication and control capabilities that interact with and control physical entities. Nowadays, the use of smart devices such as smart phones is ubiquitous in all facets of everyday life; it is estimated that their number will exceed 40 billions by 2020, that is approximately 5 smart devices per human being, all connected to a vast network, the Internet of Things (IoT). These systems are very complex and generate big data, whence their design, management, and data mining constitute challenging tasks. Our goal is to devise architectures, algorithms and protocols that guarantee an efficient and robust operation.
The hardware security and trust area has experienced major growth over the last decade. A multitude of approaches and methodologies have been developed by researchers in academia and industry for evaluating hardware security and trust, but the effectiveness of these methods is not universally accepted and they maybe applicable to some designs, some platforms, some technologies but not to others. For the following reasons, the need to develop effective trust benchmark circuits, tools and hardware platforms is felt by the community. Our goal in developing trust-HUB is to provide the community with a forum to exchange ideas, circuits, platforms, tools, and resources.
Labs & Groups associated with CCS-NYC
- Center for Advanced Technology in Communications
- Information Law Institute
- The Information Systems and Network Security Lab
- Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems
- NYC Media Lab
- Shahrjerdi Nanoelectrics Research Lab