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Awardee:UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
Doing Business As Name:University of Connecticut
PD/PI:
  • Omer Khan
  • (512) 771-0910
  • khan@uconn.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Bing Wang
Award Date:12/13/2019
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 401,140
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 401,140
  • FY 2020=$401,140
Start Date:02/01/2020
End Date:01/31/2023
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.070
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:REU Site: Trustable Embedded Systems Security Research
Federal Award ID Number:1950600
DUNS ID:614209054
Parent DUNS ID:004534830
Program:RSCH EXPER FOR UNDERGRAD SITES
Program Officer:
  • Jeffrey Forbes
  • (703) 292-8950
  • jforbes@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:438 Whitney Road Ext.
City:Storrs
State:CT
ZIP:06269-1133
County:Storrs Mansfield
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:02

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Connecticut
Street:371 Fairfield Way, Unit 4157
City:Storrs
State:CT
ZIP:06269-4157
County:Storrs Mansfield
Country:US
Cong. District:02

Abstract at Time of Award

This funding renews a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site focused on embedded systems security research at the University of Connecticut. The vast number of embedded devices and their wide-spread usage in all aspects of our daily life and work has made their security vulnerabilities much more dangerous and costly than traditional software vulnerabilities. Students will participate in research projects that are timely and in an area of national priority. Specific activities include collaborative projects in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Computer Science and Engineering Department, including research in practical quantum communication, network routing and communication security, secure mobile computing, secure voting systems, neuromorphic systems security, embedded hardware authentication, secure processor architecture, and provable secure embedded systems. A series of seminars will equip students with knowledge specific to the various research projects as well as general skills required in graduate school. In addition, the undergraduate students will have the opportunity to participate in a professional conference. The intellectual merit of this project lies with the strong research team and the focus on computer systems security, an area of national need and of interest to students. The students will participate in research initiatives that investigate hardware and software design principles, computer architecture, verifiable computing and other aspects of trustable computing systems. The objectives of the REU Site project are to introduce trustable computing systems research work to undergraduate students in the early stages of their academic careers and spark their interests; to prepare students for graduate school to create next generation of computer systems security researchers; to attract students from underrepresented groups to become researchers and computing professionals; and to attract students from institutions where they may not have the opportunity to participate in research. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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