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

  • IoT and CPS 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


5/8/2016. Dr. Jin attends the AFRL Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP) in summer 2017.
5/4/2017. One SSL member, Mr. Kelvin Ly, receives the Intel/SRC Fellowship as part of the SRC Graduate Fellowship Program.
5/3/2017. Our paper titled "AppSAT: Approximately Deobfuscating Integrated Circuits" is selected for the IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST 2017) Best Paper Award.
4/21/2017. One SSL member, Mr. Raj Gautam Dutta, receives the travel grant from the 2017 SIGDA PhD Forum at DAC.
4/14/2017. Dr. Jin is selected for the ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award (ONFA).
11/12/2016. One student team from the SSL Lab won the First Place Award in the NYU CSAW Embedded System Challenges. Photos. (We were the Second Place Winner in 2013, 2014, and 2015).
10/11/2016. One SSL member, Ms. Heather Lawrence led a team from UCF and won the First Place at the UConn's CSI CyberSEED Social Engineering competition for the second year. More information can be found HERE.
9/20/2016. SSL's work in platform security, titled "Towards a Policy-Agnostic Control-Flow Integrity Implementation," is accepted for presentation in Black Hat Europe 2016. More information about the talk can be found HERE.
7/28/2016. One SSL member, Ms. Heather Lawrence was invited to visit White House attending the Cybersecurity Competitions Workshop. News Link.
7/22/2016. One SSL member, Mr. Dean Sullivan was selected as the shadow TPC member of ASIACCS 2017, one prestigious cybersecurity conference.
7/14/2016. One SSL member, Ms. Heather Lawrence was awarded one of seven National Veteran Scholarships. News Link.
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