I am Siam Umar Hussain, a PhD student at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, San Diego. I am working with Professor Farinaz Koushanfar at the ACES Lab.

I received my MS on Computer Engineering from Rice University in December 2015. I received Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in February 2011

Research Interest

Privacy Preserving Computation:

  • Privacy preserving deep learning on FPGA based cloud servers
  • TinyGarble: A C++ framework for secure function evaluation based on Yao’s Garbled Circuit (GC)
    • HDL synthesis library to generate GC optimized Boolean circuit using Synopsys DC
    • Introduced sequential description to GC in place of conventional combinational GC
  • Privacy-preserving location based services:
    • Secure locaulzation
    • k-Nearest Neighbor Search (k-NNS)

Hardware Security:

  • The first-of-a-kind Physical Unclonable Function on analog circuit
  • Design and implementation of True Random Number Generators (TRNG) and Physical Unclonable Functions (PUF) on FPGA. Our PUF design based on Programmable Delay Logic (PDL) won in the categories: most unique PUF, most Stable PUF (Aging), and most efficient PUF at CSI CyberSEED.
  • Design and implementation of Built-In-Self-Test scheme for online evaluation of TRNG and PUF on FPGA
Details at the Research tab

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