Dr. Aysu received his B.S degree in microelectronics engineering with a mathematics minor and his M.S degree in electrical engineering from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Virginia Tech and was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Texas at Austin before he joined NC State. Dr. Aysu conducts research on cybersecurity with an emphasis on hardware-based security. The focus of his research is the development of secure systems that prevent advanced cyber attacks targeting hardware vulnerabilities. To that end, his research interests cover applied cryptography, computer architecture, and digital hardware design. He also works on cybersecurity education and the societal impacts of cybersecurity.
Sabanci University, Turkey
Sabanci University, Turkey
- Computer Architecture and Systems
- An Extensive Study of Flexible Design Methods for the Number Theoretic Transform (2022)
- FAXID: FPGA-Accelerated XGBoost Inference for Data Centers using HLS (2022)
- High-Fidelity Model Extraction Attacks via Remote Power Monitors (2022)
- Towards AI-Enabled Hardware Security: Challenges and Opportunities (2022)
- 2Deep: Enhancing Side-Channel Attacks on Lattice-Based Key-Exchange via 2-D Deep Learning (2021)
- An Efficient Non-Profiled Side-Channel Attack on the CRYSTALS-Dilithium Post-Quantum Signature (2021)
- Efficient, Flexible, and Constant-Time Gaussian Sampling Hardware for Lattice Cryptography (2021)
- FALCON Down: Breaking FALCON Post-Quantum Signature Scheme through Side-Channel Attacks (2021)
- Single-Trace Side-Channel Attacks on omega-Small Polynomial Sampling (2021)
- Stealing Neural Network Models through the Scan Chain: A New Threat for ML Hardware (2021)
Awards & Honors
- 2020 - Best Paper Award, Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference
- 2019 - Faculty Research and Professional Development Award (FRPD), NC State
- 2019- NSF Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award
- 2019- Best Paper Award, ACM Great Lake Symposium on VLSI, Microelectronic Systems Education
- 2019- Best Student Paper Nominee, IEEE International Conference on Hardware Security and Trust
- 2018- Best Paper Nominee, IEEE International Conference on Hardware Security and Trust
- 2017- Top 50 Article, IEEE Embedded System Letters
Posted on May 19, 2022 | Filed Under: Research
NC State Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers have developed a new approach for implementing ransomware detection techniques, allowing them to detect a broad range of ransomware far more quickly than previous systems.
Posted on April 26, 2022 | Filed Under: Awards
Congratulations to our two faculty members, Aydin Aysu and Tianfu Wu, for being recognized as a Goodnight Early Career Innovator!
Posted on September 20, 2021 | Filed Under: Research
The Office of Naval Research has granted Amro Awad and Aydin Aysu—both assistant professors of electrical and computer engineering at NC State—research funding to discover more secure virtualization techniques in hardware accelerators.
Researchers Demonstrate They Can Steal Data During Homomorphic Encryption
June 13, 2022
A group of academics from the North Carolina State University and Dokuz Eylul University have demonstrated “the first side-channel attack on homomorphic encryption” that could be exploited to leak data as the encryption process is underway.
Researchers Demonstrate New Side-Channel Attack on Homomorphic Encryption
March 3, 2022
NC State researchers find security vulnerabilities with some older iPhones
September 14, 2021