Thursday May 9, 2019 | Time: 8:45 – 9:45Bio: Dr. Matthew Casto serves as Program Manager for Microelectronics within the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Dr. Casto manages the DoD's Trusted and Assured Microelectronics and Microelectronic Innovation for National Security and Economic Competitiveness initiative, developing a new trust and assurance approach and delivering microelectronics innovation to realize the modernization priorities of the DoD. Dr. Casto has held various government technical leadership positions in his 17+ years of civil service, including Special Assistant to the AFRL Commander and Chief Scientist, Chief of the Air Force Research Lab Sensors Directorate Trusted Electronics Branch, and as the Air Force's Principle Engineer and Hardware Assurance technical lead for the DoD Joint Federated Assurance Center. Dr. Casto holds BS and MS degrees from Wright State University, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the IEEE and has authored 40+ publications and patents in the areas of non-linear and electro-thermal device modeling, advanced mixed-signal integrated circuit, system on a chip, design and characterization, and the design, analysis and quantification of secure, trustworthy microelectronics.
Abstract: Over the last decade, a large amount of research has focused on security and trust in hardware. Security primitives and techniques have been developed to protect hardware from threats, secure the IC supply chain, and expose and address vulnerabilities. A vast majority of the research has primarily focused on digital ICs and functional verification, where analog and mixed signal (AMS) devices, systems, and analysis, which hold the highest share of risk in the market, have been neglected. The solutions developed in digital domain do not extend well to AMS systems, continuing to leave a major portion of the electronic systems market insecure and untrustworthy. This talk will focus on challenges, opportunities, and early research results in AMS ICs with a discussion on the taxonomy and applications of analog security and trust.