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Fei is Northeastern Lead for New Multi-University Research Center

ECE Professor Yunsi Fei has been awarded $750K five-year grant from the NSF as the Northeastern lead for a new multi-university research center, CHEST, or Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust.

$1.2M NSF Grant to Secure Deep Neural Networks

ECE Professor Yunsi Fei, Assistant Professor Xue (Shelley) Lin, and Khoury Associate Professor Thomas Wahl were awarded a $1.2M NSF grant for “Protecting Confidentiality and Integrity of Deep Neural Networks against Side-Channel and Fault Attacks”.

PhD Student Wins Best Paper at Computer Design Conference

ECE PhD student Mohammad Khavari-Tavana won the best paper award at the 35th IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD).

Biometric Boarding Pass

Associate Professors Andrews Gouldstone (MIE) and Yunsi Fei (ECE) weigh in on using biometrics such as facial recognition and fingerprint scans at airports.

The Security of Accelerators

ECE professor David Kaeli and associate professor Yunsi Fei were awarded a $450K grant from NSF and SRC for "Side-Channel Analysis and Resiliency Targeting Accelerators". Abstract Source: NSF Today's computing systems are becoming increasingly heterogeneous, providing new levels of computational horsepower and power efficiency. Hardware accelerators are a key element in this trend, allowing compute-oriented […]

COE to Represent NU at NAE

Sagar Kamarthi (MIE) has been selected as a panel speaker and Andrew Myers (CEE), Yunsi Fei (ECE), & Edgar Goluch (ChE) have been invited to participate at the National Academy of Engineering's eighth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.

Grant to Combat Against Side-Channel Attacks

ECE Associate Professor Yunsi Fei was awarded a $1.2M three-year NSF grant to create "Automating Countermeasures and Security Evaluation Against Software Side-channel Attacks". Abstract Source: NSF Side-channel attacks (SCA) have been a realistic threat to various cryptographic implementations that do not feature dedicated protection. While many effective countermeasures have been found and applied manually, they […]

Team of 8 ECE Students Place and Win Award at Embedded Catch-The-Flag Competition

A team of 8 ECE students led by Professor Yunsi Fei participated in an embedded catch-the-flag (eCTF) competition hosted by MITRE, and won the "Most Flag Points" award and came in 2nd place overall.   This award comes after a three month long competition to explore the difficulties of embedded security. Four schools, including Tufts, WPI, […]

ECE Graduate Student and Associate Professor Win Best Paper Award

ECE Graduate Student Yu Han and ECE Associate Professor Yunsi Fei won the best paper award in MASCOTS, the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer Telecommunication Systems.

2015 COE Faculty Fellows

Congratulations to this year’s class of COE Faculty Fellows: Yunsi Fei, Auroop Ganguly, Mark Niedre, and Ashkan Vaziri.

Poster Winners from ACSC Conference

ECE undergraduate students Neel Shah, Tushar Swamy, and Harrison Dimmig, under the supervision of David Kaeli & Yunsi Fei, won Best Cyber Security Solution for 2014 at the ACSC Annual Conference.

Building Underwater Networks

ECE associate professors Stefano Basagni, Yunsi Fei, & professor Milica Stojanovic were awarded a $400K NSF grant to develop a Northeastern University Marine Observatory NETwork (NU MONET).

Security Countermeasures

Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Yunsi Fei, Professors David Kaeli and Miriam Leeser were awarded a $500K National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant to develop "A Testbed for Side Channel Analysis and Security Evaluation." The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to […]

Better Security Parameters

Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Yunsi Fei was awarded a $522K NSF Grant to create “A Unified Statistics-Based Framework for Side-Channel Attack Analysis and Security Evaluation of Cryptosystems”. Dr. Fei received her BS and MS in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in China, and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Harvard. She is […]