Yu Liang Fang

Yu Liang  Fang
MIT EECS | Texas Instruments Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Anantha P. Chandrakasan
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Circuits
Years: 2018-2019
Research Project Title:

Energy-Efficient Cryptography for IoT

abstract:Secure data transfer is becoming increasingly important as more and more data is being passed through the internet. However, many embedded devices can’t afford heavy computations. The traditional Diffie-Hellman has some limitations as larger size is needed for greater security; hence, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) is used. I will contribute to the ongoing research by analyzing algorithms through simulation, implementing them in hardware, and measuring performance and efficiency. The process and design flow involves identifying primes, checking ECC security, determining the efficiency of the arithmetic, and finally implementing it in hardware. The goal is to achieve energy-efficient cryptography for embedded devices.

"I’m participating in SuperUROP because I want to contribute to security research while also gaining hands on experience. Some courses I’ve taken in both math and computer science have touched on security briefly, fueling my curiosity to learn more through research. I’m excited to work on real-world applications in hardware and software during this SuperUROP."