Yier Jin, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Florida

Endowed IoT Term Professor and Academic Director, Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World

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)

Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

Member, Florida Institute of Cybersecurity

Member, State University System of Florida Cybersecurity Advisory Council

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.

Announcements (within one year)

4/24/2019 Dr. Jin is nominated as the Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).
4/22/2019 Dr. Jin is elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior member.
3/15/2019 One member of SSL, Mr. Xiaolong Guo, will join Kansas State University as a tenure-track assistant professor. Congratulations!
2/6/2019 Dr. Jin is invited to serve as the Associate Editor of the ACM Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES).
1/30/2019 Our paper titled "When Capacitors At-tack: Formal Method Driven Design and Detection of Charge-Domain Trojans" is selected for the Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE) 2019 Best Paper Award.
12/17/2018 Dr. Jin received Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research (ONR), 2019.
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).
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