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UToledo Offers Free Microelectronics Cybersecurity Camp for High School Students, Teachers

The University of Toledo is offering a free, weeklong camp in a specialized area of cybersecurity for high school students and teachers.

The Microelectronics Security Summer Workshop, which is funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 6, through Friday, June 10, in the North Engineering Building. Free lunch and parking are provided.

Participants will interact with UToledo professors and students; tour laboratories; watch live demonstrations; gain hands-on experience in designing microelectronic circuits; explore cybersecurity and detect “spy” and counterfeit chips; and learn about blockchain technology and NFT applications in microelectronics security.

The workshop is part of a $30 million project funded by the U.S. Air Force aimed at developing a pipeline of trained undergraduate engineering students with the skills to design and develop assured and trusted digital microelectronic devices and systems.

Dr. Mohammed Niamat, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Engineering, is leading UToledo’s efforts.

The research group in the hardware security and trust lab led by Niamat is working to devise techniques to prevent cyber-attacks based on machine learning and blockchain technology on digital microelectronic chips.

Register for the workshop by emailing by Wednesday, June 1.


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