ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering

CESCA Short Course Series
Summer 2012

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In collaboration with the Continuing and Professional Education
organization at Virginia Tech, CESCA is bringing a series of short,
two-and-a-half day courses on contemporary topics in electronic design.

The courses are taught by CESCA faculty, and will be offered at
Virginia Tech's Research Center in Arlington, VA. CESCA is offering the following
courses during summer 2012. The courses are open to industry and academics.
Click on the links below to learn more.

Hardware Security Course

Hardware Security: Building Tamper-resistant Cryptography

Date: June 18-20, 2012
Instructor: Patrick R. Schaumont

This course on hardware security introduces the key concepts in secure hardware design, including design techniques for finite-field arithmetic hardware and cryptographic implementations, implementation attacks and countermeasures. The lectures combine theory with practical hands-on sessions in a computer lab.

Software Assurance Course

Hunting for Software Bugs: Software Correctness and Security

Date: June 20-22, 2012
Instructors: Sandeep K. Shukla and Michael S. Hsiao

This course introduces the key concepts in software assurance - from the standpoint of functional correctness as well as security. Covers formal and informal methods for test and modeling, secure programming, and techniques to look for security bugs. The lectures combine theory with practical hands-on sessions in a computer lab.
Energy Harvesting Course

Small-scale Energy Harvesting: Principles, Practices and Future Trends

Date: June 25-27, 2012
Instructor: Dong S. Ha

This course reviews principles of energy harvesting as well as recent developments. Covers recent research efforts, commercial products available in the market, and future trends with possible applications. The lectures offer hands-on experiments with simulation and programming of energy harvesting designs.
Hardware/Software Codesign Course

Hardware-Software Codesign on Platform FPGA's

Date: June 27-29, 2012
Instructor: Patrick R. Schaumont

This course describes hardware/software codesign methodologies using modern FPGA technologies. The lectures cover system-modeling and performance evaluation, performance optimization with programmable architectures, and hardware/software interfaces. The lectures combine theory with hands-on sessions in a computer lab.


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