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Continuing and Professional Education Short Course Series         Summer 2012 


In collaboration with the Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech, CESCA is bringing a series of short, two-and-a-half-day courses on contemporary topics in electronic design. The courses are taught by CESCA faculty, and will be offered at Virginia Tech's Research Center in Arlington, VA. CESCA is offering the following courses during summer 2012. The courses are open to industry and academics.  The brochure can be downloaded here

Hardware Security: Building Tamper-Resistant Cryptography

Date: June 18-20, 2012                       Instructor: Patrick R. Schaumont

This course on hardware security introduces the key concepts in secure hardware design, including the major technologies for secure hardware, design techniques for cryptographic implementations, and design techniques for trustworthiness. The lectures combine theory with practical hands-on sessions in a computer lab.

Hunting for Software Bugs: Software Correctness and Security

Date: June 20-22, 2012                    Instructor: Sadeep K. Shukla and Michael S. Hsiao

This course introduces the key concepts in software assurance - from the standpoint of functional correctness as well as security. Covers formal and informal methods for test and modeling, secure programming, and techniques to look for security bugs. The lectures combine theory with practical hands-on sessions in a computer lab.

Small-scale Energy Harvesting: Principles, Practices and Future Trends

Date: June 25-27, 2012                    Instructor: Dong S. Ha

This course reviews principles of energy harvesting as well as recent developments. Covers recent research efforts, commercial products available in the market, and future trends with possible applications. The lectures offer hands-on experiments with simulation and programming of energy harvesting designs.

Hardware-Software Codesgin on Platform FPGA's

Date: June 27-29, 2012                  Instructor: Patrick R. Schaumont

This course describes hardware/software codesign methodologies using modern FPGA technologies. Using a programming of embedded processors as well as custom-hardware design, implementations obtain a better performance/flexibility point. The lectures combine theory with hands-on sessions in a computer lab.

Location: Virginia Tech Research Center, 900 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA

Registration: The cost per course is $1800. This includes two-and-a-half days of lecture, lecture materials, and coffee breaks. Participants can register through Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education:

Questions can be directed to Patrick Schaumont (

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