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Security for embedded systems on chip

Final Activity Report Summary - SESOC (Security for embedded systems on chip)

The project has research objectives and professional objectives.

The research objectives of the project were (and still are) the efficient support of security in resource constraint devices. Embedded devices have limited energy supply or are battery operated, run on small embedded processors and have a limited amount of storage. This means that crypto algorithms and designs are needed to perform security operations within these constraints. Secondly, it also means that the hardware needs to perform these operations in a secure way, without disclosing or leaking keys during operation. Many results have been obtained in this area. Please refer to the list of publications.

The professional objectives include the integration of Prof. Verbauwhede at the K.U.Leuven. This means setting up a research environment, including the set-up of a lab and the hiring of PhD students. She has set-up a hardware lab at the Electrical Engineering Department and has hired several PhD students. This also means integrating her in the education of students. She now teaches classes at the K.U.Leuven.