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Microelectronics Systems Hardware/Software Security Research GRA Spring 2020 - CIPHER

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
Atlanta, GA
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Microelectronics Systems Hardware/Software Security Research GRA Spring 2020 - CIPHER

ID: 494863
Type: Students: Graduate Research Asst. (GRA)
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Algorithm Development, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics/Science, Embedded Systems, Hardware Development/Design, High Performance Computing, Testing, Information Technology, Instrumentation, Machine Learning, Modeling/Simulation, Signal Processing, Software Development/Design

Job Description

GTRI’s Trusted Microelectronics Program Office (TMPO) seeks Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) for the spring 2020 semester with an interest in the development of novel cutting-edge software tools and/or hardware design to support research in microelectronic and embedded systems hardware security. Work may include:

  • Investigating the forefront of various technologies (Software Development, Programming Languages, hardware security controls, FPGAs, etc.) as they apply to the security and trust of microelectronic devices and the systems they are used in;
  • Writing, translating, and coding software programs, applications, tools, and prototypes according to research goals;
  • Researching and implementing applications of hardware-assisted technologies for a variety of cybersecurity-related efforts.
  • Review, analyze, and/or validate software and hardware functional designs;
  • Researching and developing software infrastructure to support and enable exploration and implementation of security and trust mechanisms within microelectronic systems.
  • Enhancing reconfigurable computing device design via custom software to support analysis, design, testing, and emulation of microelectronics (e.g. FPGAs)
  • Leveraging and extending conventional EDA/CAD tools to provide security enhancements to designs
  • Developing custom EDA/CAD tools and exploring novel synthesis, implementation, and place & route algorithms for ASICs and FPGA designs.
  • Additional novel research objectives as instructed;

Required Minimum Qualifications

Graduate Research Assistant

  • Pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD at Georgia Tech in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12+ credit  hours) during working semesters
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Must commit to 20 hours of work per week

Preferred Qualifications

  • Computer proficiency (Software Internship): experience in computer programming using at least 1 of the following: C, C++, C#, Java, Python. Proficiency with languages not listed will also be taken into consideration.
  • Experience with one of the following frameworks: Torc, RapidSmith, VPR or VTR
  • Experience designing or extending EDA/CAD tools in any capacity.
  • Computer proficiency (Hardware Internship): experience working with digital hardware and embedded systems in some capacity (e.g. Digital Design, FPGAs, Microcontrollers, circuit design, schematic capture, etc)
  • Experience working with at least one major FPGA vendor design tool suite (Xlinx ISE and/or Vivado, Altera Quartus Tool Suites, Microsemi Libero) and a demonstrated understanding of standard FPGA design flow (Synthesis, Place and Route, Simulation, Timing Analysis, Floor Planning)
  • Comfortable working in a Linux environment and with standard laboratory test equipment
  • Familiarity with revision control concepts and tools (e.g. Git)

Hours per Week

20 hours per week

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. .



Posted: 2019-10-15 Expires: 2019-11-14

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