Department: ECE

Number: 209AS

Title: Special Topics in Circuits and Embedded Systems: Security and Privacy for Embedded Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Internet of Things

Description: The deep and pervasive embedding of computational intelligence into society has led to the emergence of computing systems that tightly couple software with the physical and human world. Driving exciting applications such as autonomous vehicles, smarthomes, and mobile health, these computing systems are variously referred to as Embedded Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet-of-Things etc. With their tight and often real-time interaction with physical spaces and human agents, these computing systems which are resource constrained, networked and remote, suffer from a much more expanded set of security and privacy vulnerabilities and consequences than traditional computers. Examples include compromise of system state via adversarial manipulation of physical sensor signals and actuator actions, and unauthorized inferencing of private inference by authorized recipients of from high-dimensional sensor data. The course will examine attacks that such systems are vulnerable to, and emerging solution techniques spanning algorithms, software, and hardware.



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