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Xiaolin Xu

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Research Focus

Hardware security, VLSI, Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems


  • PhD, Computer Systems Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016

Research Overview

Hardware security, VLSI, Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems

Selected Research Projects

  • Bolstering UAV Cybersecurity Education through Curriculum Development with Hands-on Laboratory Framework
    Principle Investigator, National Science Foundation

Selected Publications

  • B. Shakya, X. Xu, M. Tehranipoor, D. Forte, CAS-Lock: A Security-Corruptibility Trade-off Resilient Logic Locking Scheme, IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (TCHES), 1, 2020, 175-202
  • S. Best, X. Xu, An All-Digital True Random Number Generator Based on Chaotic Cellular Automata Topology, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2019
  • X. Xu, F. Rahman, B. Shakya, A. Vassilev, D. Forte, M. Tehranipoor, Electronics Supply Chain Integrity Enabled by Blockchain, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), 31, 2019
  • X. Xu, S. Keshavarz, D. Forte, M. Tehranipoor, D.E. Holcomb, Oscillation as a Mechanism for Autonomous Majority Voting in PUFs, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (TVLSI), 26(11), 2018, 2431-2442
  • X. Xu, B. Shakya, M. Tehranipoor, D. Forte, Novel Bypass Attack and BDD-based Tradeoff Analysis Against all Known Logic Locking Attacks, International Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES), 2017


Sep 02, 2020

New Faculty Spotlight: Xiaolin Xu

Xiaolin Xu joins the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in August 2020 as an Assistant Professor.

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