Welcome to VERNAM LAB

We are a group of researchers in hardware security. Our students explore new avenues in making future computer systems and computer hardware more reliable, more efficient, and more secure. We explore offensive and defensive avenues to come up with the hottest results and the coolest solutions.

Graduate students, we are always looking for new candidates in the field! If you are thrilled by research opportunities and discovery, if you never give up and strive to be the best of the best, then we want to hear from you. Consult our employment opportunities to see a list of open positions for graduate school.

Undergraduate students, WPI CHIPS offers you an opportunity for a cutting edge research experience and MQP (Master Qualifying Project). In the past few years, we have worked on the design of secure hardware and software, advanced design methods for secure chip design, first-of-a-kind prototypes of secure chips, and much more. Reach out to faculty and consult the list of MQP projects.

Visitors and post-docs, are you considering a sabbatical, a post-doc, a short-term research visit in an advanced research environment? Get in touch! Consult our employment opportunities or drop us a note. We’d love to hear from you!

We are grateful for funding from the NSF, MassTech, DARPA, SRC, Meta, CISCO, EPRI, and Intel.


10 November 2023

LeakyOhm: Secret Bits Extraction using Impedance Analysis is Published at ACM CCS 2023..

23 October 2023

Check out Goblin, our new timing sie-channel attack against Garbled Circuit constructions. For more info take a look at: Goblin.

25 May 2023

Jolt: Recovering TLS Signing Keys via Rowhammer Faults. Our new Rowhammer Attack is presented in IEEE S&P 2023.

9 December 2022

CHES 2023 published our work on On-chip Impedance Sensing for System Tampering Detection.

8 December 2022

Welcome to our all-new WPI CHIPS Lab site!

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