In April, 2023, Intel announced its list of outstanding academic researchers for the previous year. Among the seven individual honored was Ramesh Karri, an NYU Tandon Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and co-founder and co-chair of NYU’s Center for Cybersecurity.
The annual award program recognizes “exceptional contributions made through Intel university-sponsored research.” Karri was selected for his work on a project called “The Path Towards System-on-Chip Survivability.” In a press release from NYU announcing the award, Karri explains the project as follows: “In the world of software, if a vulnerability is discovered, it’s easy to provide a patch. It’s different with hardware; you must detect any vulnerability before the chip is actually fabricated.” His answer to this challenge is to build “Patching Blocks,” which can “leverage field-programmable gate arrays” to “monitor security bugs and perform corrective actions.”
In congratulating Karri on this accomplishment, NYU Dean Jelena Kovačević“ noted, “This latest honor highlights the importance of his research, which has cemented NYU Tandon as a world leader in the vital realm of hardware security.”
To read more about the award, go to https://engineering.nyu.edu/news/nyu-tandon-professor-named-one-intels-outstanding-researchers-year.