Global consolidation of the semiconductor industry has raised significant concerns about the security of integrated circuits. Issues that include counterfeiting, reverse engineering, malicious design alteration, data leakage, etc. are now all significant concerns for designers, fabricators, and users of integrated electronic systems. Research in the Advanced Test Chip Laboratory has multiple projects that address a variety of the challenges that arise when achieving secure, trustworthy systems based on integrated circuits.
| Graduate Students |
- Ruben Purdy
- Prabhu Vellaisamy
- Wei Lie
The Advanced Chip Test Laboratory (ACTL) at Carnegie Mellon University develops and implements data-mining techniques for improving the security, operation, design, manufacturing and testing of integrated systems. Our research involves data-mining algorithm development, data analysis, chip design, testing and diagnosis in collaboration with various industrial partners that currently include Google, Broadcom, Qualcomm and GlobalFoundries. The founder and head of ACTL is Prof. Shawn Blanton.