Georgia Tech Research Institutes's (GTRI) Trusted Microelectronics Program Office (TMPO) seeks a computer scientist or engineer with interest in the development of novel cutting-edge software tools to support microelectronics security and trust research.
TMPO researches microelectronic applications, CAD tools, architectures, and materials to evaluate the security, trust, and reliability of microelectronic devices and the critical systems which rely upon them. TMPO develops tools and techniques in the areas of assurance, anti-tamper, and reliability for FPGAs, ASICs, SoCs, microcontrollers, and other microelectronics. TMPO employees are Research Faculty of Georgia Tech and have the opportunity for dual appointments and teaching positions with other departments of the university. TMPO is a division of GTRI's cyber security lab which contains 300+ engineers and scientists and represents >10% of the total research award funding at Georgia Tech.
Researchers in this position will be responsible for the research and development of software infrastructure to support and enable exploration and implementation of security and trust mechanisms within microelectronic systems. Potential research opportunities include enhancing reconfigurable computing device design via custom software to support analysis, design, testing, and emulation of microelectronics (e.g., FPGAs); leveraging and extending conventional EDA/CAD tools to provide security enhancements to designs; developing custom EDA/CAD tools and exploring novel synthesis, implementation, and place & route algorithms for ASICs and FPGA designs; and researching and implementing novel HW/SW co-designs for root-of-trust systems.