Yier Jin, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Florida

Endowed IoT Term Professor, University of Florida

Associate Partner, Intel Collective Research Instutute for Secure Computing

Cyber-Physical System Security Subcommittee Chair, IEEE Technical Committee on Cybernetics for Cyber-Physical Systems (CCPS)

Member, Florida Institute of Cybersecurity

Member, Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World

Member, VLSI Systems and Applications Technical Committee (VSA-TC), IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS)

Before joining UF, I was an assistant professor at UCF. I also spent 5 years in New Haven, Connecticut and received my PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 2012. Before that, I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees from Zhejiang University in 2005 and 2007, respectively.

My research has mainly focused on developing methods for ensuring the security and trustworthiness of integrated circuits and systems and has contributed several key solutions in the area of trusted hardware. These areas include

  • Hardware Security
  • IoT and CPS Design and Security
  • Hardware IP/SoC Formal Verification
  • Security Enhanced Processor Architectures for Cybersecurity
  • Gate-Level Netlist Security Analysis and Enhancement
  • Emerging Devices in Hardware Security

Dr. Jin's Curriculum Vitae


The SSL lab has openings for new PhD students and Post-Docs. Please refer to Opening Positions for more information.


12/18/2018 Dr. Jin received the 2019 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Congratulations! More information can be found HERE.
12/2/2018 An early paper titled "Proof-Carrying Hardware Intellectual Property: A Pathway to Trusted Module Acquisition" that Dr. Jin co-authored is recognized as a 2018 Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security. You may find the paper HERE.
9/7/2018 One member of SSL, Miles Mulet, is awarded the Glenn and Deborah Renwick Engineering Scholarship at UF. Congratulations!
7/4/2018 The 3nd International Verification and Security Workshop (IVSW) was successfully held in Platja d'Aro, Spain. Dr. Jin served as the program co-chair in the event.
6/25/2018 Dr. Jin presented a hands-on tutorial titled "Security of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS): A Hands on Approach" at the DAC 2018 in San Francisco. PHOTOS
6/22/2018 One member of SSL, Raj Gautam Dutta, defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations to Dr. Dutta.
5/24/2018 Our paper titled "Cross-Lock: Dense Layout-Level Interconnect Locking using Cross-bar Architectures" is selected for the ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI) Best Paper Award.
4/16/2018 Dr. Jin presented a tutorial on "Hardware and IoT Security" at the VLSI-DAT 2018 in Hsinchu.
3/31/2018 The paper titled "Hardware Trojans: Lessons Learned After One Decade of Research" where Dr. Jin is one of the co-authors won the 2018 ACM TODAES Best Paper of the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES).
3/1/2018 One member of SSL, Kaveh Shamsi, won the Best Poster Award in the 2018 FICS Research Conference on Cybersecurity.
1/24/2018 Dr. Jin is invited to serve as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD).
12/11/2017 Dr. Jin is invited to give a keynote speech at the 18th International Workshop on Microprocessor/SoC Test, Security & Verification (MTV17).
11/27/2017 One paper titled "Microarchitectural Minefields: 4K-Aliasing Covert Channel and Multi-Tenant Detection in IaaS Clouds" is accpted by the NDSS 2018.
11/3/2017 Dr. Jin is invited to give a keynote speech at the SCx3 Cybersecurity Conference.
10/20/2017 The second Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium (AsianHOST 2017) is successfully organized in Beijing, China. PHOTOS
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