I am a professor in the Department of Computer Systems at TalTech. I also lead the Centre for Hardware Security at TalTech. Prior to this position, I have held research appointments at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) and at the University of Bristol (Bristol, UK).
My primary research interest is in trust of integrated circuits. Some of the topics I currently am working on include:
- Trustworthy integrated circuit (IC) design - Electronic design automation (EDA) for secure systems - Hardware trojans and countermeasures - Reverse engineering - Circuit obfuscation - Crypto accelerators
Feb/2024 - This website is no longer maintained. See https://users.ece.cmu.edu/~spagliar/.
Jan/2024 - Zain Ul Abideen has succesfully defended his PhD. Link to the full text here.
Nov/2023 - We have a new paper appearing at DATE'24. Preprint already available here.
Oct/2023 - I will be joining Carnegie Mellon University starting in 2024.
Aug/2023 - Malik Imran has succesfullly defended his PhD. Link to the full text here.
Aug/2023 - Two new preprints with results from fabricated chips: SRAM bias and SALSy.
May/2023 - Our paper on fast hashing and wide PQC architectures appears on IEEE TCAS-II.
Feb/2023 - Our paper on LUT-based obfuscation appears on IEEE TCAD.
Feb/2023 - Our team won the HeLLo CTF'22 contest.
Feb/2023 - Tiago Perez defends his PhD thesis titled "Security-Aware Physical Synthesis of Integrated Circuits". Link to the full thesis here.
Jan/2023 - Cool paper from our group appearing on ISQED'23: how resynthesis can aid attacks on logic locking.
Nov/2022 - We also have a Hardware Trojan paper appearing on TCAD. Preprint here.
Nov/2022 - We have one PQC paper appearing on TCAS-I and one Trojan paper appearing in ICCAD'22. Preprints here and here.
Jul/2022 - We have a publication on TCAS-II about multipliers for cryptography. Link.
Apr/2022 - Our work combining reverse engineering and obfuscation got a best paper award at DDECS'22.
Mar/2022 - Students under my supervision got a 3rd place at the ISPD contest in security closure in physical synthesis.