Xiaolin Xu

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 424 Dana

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Research Focus

Hardware security, VLSI, Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems

Education

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

Research Overview

Hardware security, VLSI, Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems

Selected Research Projects

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
Xiaolin Xu

Faculty

Jul 18, 2022

Creating Defenses Against Multi-Tenant ML Cloud-FPGA Vulnerabilities

ECE Assistant Professor Xiaolin Xu, in collaboration with Arizona State University, was awarded a $500K NSF grant to design a “Secure and Robust Machine Learning in Multi-Tenant Cloud FPGA.”

Rookie Author of the Year Plaque.

PhD

Jun 28, 2022

ECE PhD Wins ACM TODAES Rookie Author of the Year Award

Computer engineering student, Shijin Duan, PhD’25, advised by ECE Assistant Professor Xiaolin Xu, is the recipient of the prestigious ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) Rookie Author of the Year (RAY) Award, for their paper titled “FPGAPRO: A Defense Framework Against Crosstalk-Induced Secret Leakage in FPGA”.

PhD

Nov 10, 2020

ECE PhD Students Win 3rd Place at Embedded Security Challenge (ECS) at the CSAW 2020 Conference

ECE PhD students Wenhao Wang, Shijin Duan, and Yukui Luo, advised by Professor Xiaolin Xu, recently participated in the Embedded Security Challenge (ECS) at the CSAW 2020 conference, placing 3rd in the US-Canada region.

Xiaolin Xu

Faculty

Oct 26, 2020

Improving the Cybersecurity of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

ECE Assistant Professor Xiaolin Xu, in collaboration with Houbing Song at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Jiawei Yuan at UMass Dartmouth, was awarded a $500K NSF grant for “Bolstering UAV Cybersecurity Education through Curriculum Development with Hands-on Laboratory Framework”.

Xiaolin Xu

Faculty

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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