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Hassan
Salmani

Contact

Office: 
LK Downing Building Room 3030A
Phone: 
202-806-7684
Email: 
hassan.salmani@howard.edu

Faculty Details

Rank: 
Professor and Chair
Education: 

Postdoc, University of Connecticut, 2011-2013
PhD, University of Connecticut, CT, 2008-2011
Master of Science, Sharif University of Technology, 2002-2004
Bachelor of Science, Iran University of Science and Technology, 1996-2001

Speciality: 

Hardware security
Digital circuit design
Integrated circuit VLSI testing

Research: 

Integrated circuits counterfeit detection and prevention

News
• Awarded Air Force Research Laboratory’s Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP), April 2017
• Presentation to Intel “Hardware Security and Trust,” April 2017
• Presentation to Boeing “Circuit Security Against Hardware Trojans - Circuit Security Metrics,” April 2017
• Presentation to Boeing “Circuit Security Against Hardware Trojans - Hardware Trojan Detection: COTD,” April 2017
• Presentation at GOMACTech, “COTD: Reference-free Hardware Trojan Detection in Gate-level Netlist,” March 2017
• Serve on TPC of DAC Ph.D. Forum 2017
• A chapter book entitled "Digital Circuit Vulnerabilities to Hardware Trojans" for "Hardware IP Security and Trust," Published by Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-49024-3, January 2017
• Master Student, Reza Shafiq, defended his master thesis, December 2016
• Serve as PC member for GLSVLSI 2017, December 2016
• NSF Panel Reviewer, September 2016
• Presentation at Texas Instrument, “Howard University, Hardware Security & Trust,” June 2016
• Presentation at Design Automation Conference (DAC), “Hybrid STT-CMOS Designs for Reverse-engineering Prevention,” June 2016
• Editorial Board for Journal of Electrical Engineering, May 2016
• A winner of Howard University's Proposal Incentive Program, May 2016
• The winner of Howard University Summer Faculty Research Fellowship 2016, April 2016
• The recipient of the most outstanding presentation in the area of physical sciences and engineering in the junior faculty/lecturer/instructor category for 2016 Howard University Research Symposium, April 2016
• Vulnerability Analysis of a Circuit Layout to Hardware Trojan Insertion, Howard University Research Week, April 2016
• “Integrated Circuit Security and Trustworthiness,” UMBC, March 2016
• Invited to IEEE End-to-End Trust and Security for the Internet of Things, February 2016
• Hardware Security and Trust for Taxes Instrument, November 2015
• Hardware Security and Trust for Northrop Grumman, September 2015
• DFHT (Design for hardware trust) for MentorGraphics, August 2015.
• Presentation at SAE, G19-A tamper subgroup, “Layout-aware Approach for Improving Localized Switching to Detect Hardware Trojans in Integrated Circuits”, July 2015
• Presentation at Iranian American Academics and Professionals (IAAP), “Is my computing device secure?”, July 2015
• Presentation at Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials 2015, “Logical Vanishability for Counterfeit Prevention”
• Howard Research Week 2015, “Trust Benchmarks and Design Vulnerability Analysis”
• “How Vulnerable is your Design to Hardware Trojan Insertion?”, Virginia Tech University, Fall 2014
• “IP Trust and Vulnerability Analysis,” CHASE, The University of Connecticut, Spring 2014
• “FPGA Security,” Northrop Grumman, Fall 2013
• “Analyzing Circuit Vulnerability to Hardware Trojan Insertion at the Behavioral Level,” DFT, 2013
• “Trust Benchmarks and Design Vulnerability Analysis,” ICCD, 2013
• “A layout-aware approach for improving localized switching to detect hardware Trojans in integrated circuits,” WIFS, 2011
• Invited to Talk at VDAT 2014
• “Hardware Security,” Northrop Grumman, Fall 2014

Selected Publication
• Bicky Shakya, Tony He, Hassan Salmani, Domenic Forte, Swarup Bhunia, Mark Tehranipoor, “Benchmarking of Hardware Trojans and Maliciously Affected Circuits,” Journal of Hardware and Systems Security, 1-18, April 2017
• A chapter book entitled "Digital Circuit Vulnerabilities to Hardware Trojans" for "Hardware IP Security and Trust," Published by Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-49024-3, January 2017
• Hassan Salmani, "COTD: Reference-free Hardware Trojan Detection in Gate-level Netlist", GOMACTech 2017,
• Hassan Salmani, "COTD: Reference-free Hardware Trojan Detection and Recovery based on Controllability and Observability in Gate-level Netlist", TIFS 2016
• Darya Almasi, Houman Homayoun, Hassan Salmani, and Hamid Mahmoodi, "Comparative Analysis of Hybrid Magnetic Tunnel Junction and CMOS Logic Circuits," SOCC 2016,
• Aliyar Attaran, Hassan Salmani, Houman Homayoun and Hamid Mahmoodi,"Dynamic Single and Dual Rail Spin Transfer Torque Look Up Tables with Enhanced Robustness under CMOS and MTJ Process Variations," ICCD 2016
• Darya Almasi, Houman Homayoun, Hassan Salmani, and Hamid Mahmoodi, "Comparative Analysis of Hybrid Magnetic Tunnel Junction and CMOS Logic Circuits," SOCC 2016
• Aliyar Attaran, Hassan Salmani, Houman Homayoun and Hamid Mahmoodi, "Dynamic Single and Dual Rail Spin Transfer Torque Look Up Tables with Enhanced Robustness under CMOS and MTJ Process Variations," ICCD 2016
• Ragh Kuttappa, Houman Homayoun, Hassan Salmani, and Hamid Mahmoodi , "Reliability Analysis of Spin Transfer Torque based Look up Tables under Process Variations and NBTI Aging Microelectronics Reliability," Elsevier Microelectronics 2016
• Ted Winograd, Hassan Salmani, Hamid Mahmoodi, and Houman Homayoun, Kris Gaj, “Preventing Design Reverse engineering with Reconfigurable Spin Transfer Torque Look Up Tables,” DAC 2016
• Hassan Salmani, “Vulnerability Analysis of a Circuit Layout to Hardware Trojan Insertion,” TIFS 2016
• Ragh Kuttappa, Hamid Mahmoodi, Hassan Salmani, and Houman Homayoun, “Reliability Analysis of Spin Transfer Torque based Look up Tables under Process Variations,” ISCAS 2016
• Ted Winograd, Hassan Salmani, Hamid Mahmoodi, and Houman Homayoun, "Preventing Design Reverse engineering with Reconfigurable Spin Transfer Torque LUT Gates," ISQED 2016
• Ted Winograd, Hassan Salmani, Hamid Mahmoodi, and Houman Homayoun, "STT-CMOS Hybrid Designs for Reverse-engineering Prevention," GOMACTech 2015
• Jonnetta Bratcher, Naja Green, Jonathan Lopera, Justin Powell, Candace Ross, and Hassan Salmani, “Hardware Trojan Prevention for Protection of Medical Devices and Personal Health Records,” Undergraduate student poster presentation, IEEE Sarnoff Symposium 2015.
• Hassan Salmani, Hamid Mahmoodi, and Houman Homayoun “Logical Vanishability for Counterfeit Prevention,” SMTA/CALCE Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain Symposium, 2015.
• Mohammad Tehranipoor, Hassan Salmani, and Xuehui Zhang Integrated Circuit Authentication - Hardware Trojans and Counterfeit Detection, Springer ISBN 978-3-319-00816-5
• Hassan Salmani, W. Zhao, M. Tehranipoor, S. Chakravarty, P. Girard, and X. Wen, “Layout-Aware Pattern Evaluation and Analysis for Power-Safe Application of TDF Patterns,” Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE), vol. 8, pp. 248-258, 2012
• Hassan Salmani and M. Tehranipoor, “Layout-Aware Switching Activity Localization to Enhance Hardware Trojan Detection,” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, 2011.
• Hassan Salmani, M. Tehranipoor, and J. Plusquellic, "A Novel Technique for Improving Hardware Trojan Detection and Reducing Trojan Activation Time," Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on , vol. PP, no.99,
• Mohammad Tehranipoor, Hassan Salmani, Xuehui Zhang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Ramesh Karri, Jeyavijayan Rajendran, Kurt Rosenfeld, "Trustworthy Hardware: Trojan Detection and Design-for-Trust Challenges," Computer, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 66-74
• Hassan Salmani, Mohammad Tehranipoor, and Ramesh Karri, “Trust Benchmarks and Design Vulnerability Analysis,” IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD 2013)
• Hassan Salmani and Mohammad Tehranipoor, “Analyzing Circuit Vulnerability to Hardware Trojan Insertion at the Behavioral Level,” IEEE Symp. Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems (DFT 2013)

Subjects Taught: 

Fundamentals of Digital Systems Design, Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Fundamentals of Digital Systems Design Lab, Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Research in Undergraduate Exp, Spring 2017
Advanced Digital Systems Design, Fall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Advanced Digital Systems Design Lab, Fall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Operating System for Engineering, Spring 2015, 2016
Microcomputer Design, Fall 2014

Detailed Information

About Me: 

Dr. Hassan Salmani is an Assistant Professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at Howard University, Washington DC. His main research projects are currently on hardware security and trust. Dr. Salmani has published one book entitled “Integrated Circuit Authentication: Hardware Trojans and Counterfeit Detection” and papers on design for hardware assurance. He has actively served the computer security society as a program committee for HOST 2016, HOST 2015, HOST 2014 and ICCD 2012, a session chair at DAC 2014 and ICCD 2013, and a reviewer for IEEE Transaction on Computers, IEEE Design and Test, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), Elsevier Computer and Electrical Engineering, and several others. Dr. Salmani is also a member of the IEEE and SAE G19A Tampered Subgroup.
Please find more at http://www.design-for-dependability.org/

Interests: 

Hardware Trojan Detection and Prevention
Counterfeit Chip Detection and Prevention
Security of Implantable Medical Devices
CAD Algorithm Development
Trust Benchmark Development

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