Yier Jin, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Central 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

Before joining UCF, I 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 M.S. and B.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 Reverse Engineering
  • Emerging Devices in Hardware Security

Dr. Jin's Curriculum Vitae


4/25/2016. Two of the SSL members, Mr. Dean Sullivan and Mr. Orlando arias, were awarded the A. Richard Newton Young Students of the Design Automation Conference, 2016.
4/5/2016. Two of the SSL members, Mr. Kelvin Ly and Mr. Orlando Arias, were selected as recipients of the University of Central Florida’s ORC Doctoral Fellowship.
3/29/2016. One of the SSL members, Mr. Orlando Arias, was awarded the 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.
3/29/2016. One of the SSL members, Mr. Dean Sullivan, received the Honorable Mention of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
3/2/2016. Dr. Jin is invited to serve as the Associate Editor of the IET journal on Computers & Digital Techniques.
2/24/2016. Dr. Jin is invited to attend the Workshop US-Brazil on Cyber Security and Privacy. The workshop is a direct outcome of the recent visit paid by the President of Brazil Mrs. Dilma Rousseff to the United States.
1/25/2016. Our paper title "Netlist Reverse Engineering for High-Level Functionality Reconstruction" is selected for the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC 2016) Best Paper Award. (Photo)
12/4/2015. An NSF REU site titled "REU Site: Research Experiences in the Internet of Things" is granted by NSF. This new site will focus on IoT development and security assessment for undergraduate students nationwide.
11/14/2015. Our undergraduate team "KnightSec2" won the Second Place Award in the NYU-Poly CSAW Embedded System Challenges. (We are the Second Place Winner in 2013, 2014, and 2015 in a row).
10/29/2015. Our undergraduate team "KnightSec" won the Second Place Award in the UConn's CyberSEED IoT Challenge.
6/11/2015. Our paper titled "HAFIX: Hardware-Assisted Flow Integrity Extension" is selected for the Design Automation Conference (DAC 2015) Best Paper Award. (Photo)
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