Research Workshop – Secure IoT Hardware

February 25, 2022, Online


While the Internet of Things (IoT) promises billions of connected sensing devices collecting, processing, and communicating unprecedented amounts of data, each device represents a potential access point for security breaches that expose personal information or cause harm to human life or essential infrastructure. Through presentations and open discussion, this 1/2-day virtual workshop will bring researchers from academia, industry, and government together to discuss the latest research results, grand challenges, and infrastructure needs to enable design, manufacture, and test of secure IoT products supporting applications in Canada’s key economic sectors.

Topics (include, but are not limited to the following)

  • Open-source hardware, in particular, RISC-V as a platform for hardware security research
  • AI and machine learning in embedded security
  • Infrastructure needs (tools, equipment) and collaborative opportunities for a common platform for research
  • Data interception and extraction
  • Advanced hardware exploitation techniques (side-channel attacks, fault injection, etc.)

Target Attendees

The workshop is open to professors, research associates and graduate students at Canadian universities as well as government and industrial attendees who wish to provide input and advice.


Date Time
February 25, 2022 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST


Time (EST) Presenter Organization Title Presentation
1:00 pm Hugh Pollitt-Smith CMC Microsystems Technical Group Leader, IoT and Edge AI Introductory remarks
1:10 pm Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman UBC Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Detection is Not Enough: Low Cost Attack Recovery for Robotic Vehicle Systems
1:30 pm Dr. Catherine Gebotys University of Waterloo Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Towards securing hardware in the presence of fault attacks
1:50 pm Dr. Colin O’Flynn NewAE Technology Inc. Chief Technology Officer Open Problems in Embedded Hardware Security
2:10 pm Dr. Mitra Mirhassani, PhD, Peng, SMIEEE University of Windsor Associate Professor, Co-Director, SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence Hardware Trojan War!
2:30 pm       Break
2:40 pm Dr. Manoj Sachdev University of Waterloo Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Reliable Machine Learning Resistant Physically Unclonable Functions
3:00 pm Dr. Seokbum Ko University of Saskatchewan Department Head & Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Post-Quantum IoT Security
3:20 pm Dr. Amine Miled Université Laval Director of LABioTRON Bioengineering Research Laboratory, Electrical and Computer Engineering Open Problems in Embedded Hardware Security
3:40 pm       Open Discussion
4:00 pm       Workshop close

See more details about presentation abstracts and speaker bios.

Pricing and Registration

Attendee GroupPriceRegistration
CNDN Subscriber$25Closed.
General Admission$50


If you have any comments or questions regarding the course content or registration, please contact Hugh Pollitt-Smith.


Course cancellations must be received in writing at least one (1) week before the beginning date of the course in question to receive a full refund of the registration fee. A cancellation made after the deadline will not receive a refund. CMC Microsystems makes no commitments on refunds for travel or accommodations.

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