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Srivastava, Ankur

Srivastava, Ankur

Director, Institute for Systems Research
Former Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
2173 and 2317 AV Williams Bldg

Ankur Srivastava, the seventh director of the Institute for Systems Research, has a joint appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and ISR. Dr. Srivastava received his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1998 and PhD in Computer Science from UCLA in 2002. He was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Dissertation Award from the CS department of UCLA in 2002. His primary research interests lie in the field of high performance, low power and secure electronic systems and applications such as computer vision, data and storage centers and sensor networks. He has published numerous papers on these topics at prestigious venues. He has been a part of the technical program & organizing committees of several conferences such as ICCAD, DAC, ISPD, ICCD, GLSVLSI, HOST and others. He has served as the associate editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI, IEEE Transactions on CAD and INTEGRATION: VLSI Journal. His research and teaching contributions have also been recognized through various awards.

Honors and awards

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) "for contributions to chip hardware security" (2023)

Best Paper Award, ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD 2007)




High performance, low power and secure electronic systems and applications such as computer vision, data and storage centers and sensor networks

UMD, Booz Allen Hamilton Announce Collaboration with MMEC

Relationship will help enhance nation’s semiconductor technology.

Srivastava is a co-general chair of 2024 IEEE HOST Symposium

HOST is the premier symposium that facilitates the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development.

New graduate program in Embedded Systems

The 30-credit Master of Engineering and 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Engineering will begin in Fall 2023.

Bipartisan support in Congress for Clark School-led Mid-Atlantic Semiconductor Collaborative

The collaborative, led by the University of Maryland and Booz Allen Hamilton, is uniquely positioned to advance microelectronics technologies as part of the forthcoming Microelectronics Commons initiative.

Ankur Srivastava elected IEEE Fellow

Srivastava was recognized "for contributions to chip hardware security."

FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington visits UMD 5G Secure Test Bed

Simington participated in a CTIA meeting on 5G security and test bed tour hosted by ISR.

Srivastava named an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers

The ISR director will edit the 'security and privacy' section of the journal.

ISR/ECE faculty organizing, moderating panel at CADforAssurance

Gang Qu is one of the event organizers; Ankur Srivastava is a moderator of Panel 5 on hardware assurance for AI.

Congratulations ISR Spring 2022 graduates!

We congratulate graduates at all levels who have ISR advisors!

Michael Zuzak accepts tenure-track position at RIT

The student of Ankur Srivastava specializes in hardware-oriented security.

Alum Domenic Forte featured on EE Times podcast

The former student of Ankur Srivastava talks about the growing counterfeit IC problem.

Congratulations to our December 2021 ISR graduates!

ISR advisors graduated 22 Ph.D., 2 M.S., and 4 M.S.S.E. new alumni in December!

Alum Domenic Forte to receive advisor/mentor award

Forte is an associate professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

ISR gives awards to Professor Richard La, four graduate students

ISR's annual awards ceremony was held on the Iribe Building's cantilever plaza.

Congratulations, May 2021 ISR graduates!

Institute for Systems Research faculty advised PhD, MS, BS and 12 MSSE students who graduated in May 2021.

ISR faculty leading, playing key roles in ARL cooperative agreement

The $68M 'ARTIAMAS' research agreement features faculty from UMD and UMBC.

Alum Domenic Forte wins Yatauro Fellowship at University of Florida

At Maryland, Forte was advised by Ankur Srivastava.

ECE Names 2020-2021 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

The fellowships are awarded to outstanding students in the final stages of dissertation work in recognition of their research excellence.

In memoriam: Dr. Radhakisan Baheti, NSF ECCS Program Director

Dr. Baheti passed away in March and will be greatly missed by ISR, ECE and the Clark School.

Maryland Robotics Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Research and education hub continues to expand programs, outreach

Srivastava part of Structured Array Hardware for Automatically Realized Applications program

His subcontract team will stress test the security of SAHARA's new Intel eASIC chips.

Srivastava, Qu part of Department of Defense 'SHIP' Project hardware security team

They will investigate a wide range of attack methodologies that could be used against protoype IC chiplets being developed in the project.

$4.96M for Maryland researchers in DARPA AISS semiconductor security project

ISR, ECE, Fraunhofer USA CESE and ARLIS researchers will assess strength of AISS security protections.

Remembering NSF ERC architect and leader Lynn Preston

Preston was a guide and friend to the Institute for Systems Research throughout its history.

Work by Srivastava, Liu wins Best Paper Award at the 2020 ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop

The paper proposes GANRED, an attack approach based on the generative adversarial nets framework which utilizes cache timing side-channel information to accurately recover the structure of DNNs without memory sharing or code access.

Srivastava testing security of new delay locking technology

Rigorous mathematical techniques will be used to quantitatively assess the performance of the time delay obfuscation technique in protecting ASIC chips.

Qu, Singh, Chakraborty, D'Antonio win 2020 ISR awards

The 2020 ISR Welcome Back Reception and Awards Ceremony was held online due to the pandemic situation.

New security method for integrated circuits developed by Srivastava-Northrop Grumman team

The new method is featured in a story on the Northrop Grumman website.

Srivastava wins NSF funding for integrated circuit fabrication security

"A High Level Synthesis Approach to Logic Obfuscation" will develop a system-level way to hide an IC's functional and structural information

New simulator models 3D DRAM thermal characteristics and timings

DRAMsim3 is a fast, cycle-accurate, validated, thermal-capable DRAM simulator that can simulate and model almost all modern DRAM protocols along with many of their unique features.

Chakraborty, Seneviratne, and Zou Named Outstanding Graduate Assistants

The award recognizes the outstanding contributions that graduate assistants provide to students, faculty, departments, administrative units, and the university as a whole.

ISR, ECE, CS, UMIACS faculty present 12 talks at Northrop Grumman University Research Symposium

ISR faculty's eight presentations are in machine learning, science of test, cybersecurity, and IoT sensing.

Alumnus Domenic Forte earns tenure at University of Florida

The former student of Ankur Srivastava also recently won a PECASE award.

Khaligh, Rudnick-Cohen win 2019 ISR awards

The awards were given at ISR’s Welcome Back Reception and Awards Ceremony.

Min Wu named Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Professor Wu’s appointment will begin August 23, 2019.

Alumnus Domenic Forte is PECASE recipient

The PECASE is the highest honor given to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.

Ankur Srivastava named seventh director of ISR

His appointment will begin July 1, 2019.

Alum Domenic Forte receives $1M ECASE-Army cybersecurity award

Forte, on faculty at the University of Florida, will develop electronic system data collection technology for unique "fingerprints."

Yuntao Liu receives Wylie Dissertation Fellowship

Liu’s research focus is hardware security, especially the security of deep learning hardware.

Students advance in Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship competition

Two ECE/ISR student teams have made it to the proposal phase.

International Workshop on Cyber Deception and Defense addresses threats and countermeasures

The workshop was sponsored by the Army Research Office, the Clark School, ECE and ISR.

Ulukus Named ECE Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Sennur Ulukus will serve as the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies from 2018-2021.

Northrop Grumman contributes research funding for third consecutive year

Krishnaprasad, Srivastava, Aloimonos each receive $75K for individual research projects.

Srivastava Named Clark School Inaugural Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs

Professor Srivastava's appointment begins in January of 2018.

Alum Domenic Forte receives NSF CAREER Award

The award funds research into “Transformative Approaches for Hardware Obfuscation Protection, Attacks, and Assessment.”

ECE Names 2016-2017 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Five Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. students were selected as ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellows for 2016-17.

Alumnus Forte Receives ARO Young Investigator Award

The ARO Young Investigator Program recognizes young faculty less than five years out of doctoral studies who show exceptional promise for creative research.

Srivastava is PI; Jacob co-PI for NSF "Unified Framework for 3D CPU Co-Simulation" grant

Research will allow the co-simulation of power, performance and reliability characteristics.

Alumnus Forte Accepts Position at University of Florida

Forte will be focused on cybersecurity and computer engineering due, in part, to the UF Preeminence Initiative.

Clark School Faculty Promotions Announced

Faculty promoted to full professor, associate professor with tenure.

Ankur Srivastava promoted to full professor

Srivastava's research has advanced the frontiers of chip design technology.

Gang Qu promoted to full professor

Qu is part of new AFOSR MURI on security theory for nano-scale devices.

Srivastava, Dey, Mirsky, King win 2014 ISR Awards

Awards honor outstanding faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff.

Students win ECE Dissertation Fellowships

This year all five Ph.D. students are related to ISR.

Researchers at UMD, UCONN, and Rice Awarded MURI

Qu, Srivastava and Alumnus Forte Focus Research on Changing Future Nano-Scale Device Security

Srivastava selected as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design

Srivastava selected for editing role focused on Modeling, Simulation, and Validation.

Srivastava Awarded $925K NSF Grant to Develop Cooling Technology

Associate Professor Ankur Srivastava is the PI for a collaborative-research grant with Georgia Tech.

Srivastava Named Interim Associate Chair of Graduate Studies and Research

He will serve as the interim associate chair for the 2013-14 academic year.

ECE Ph.D. Student Accepts Assistant Professor Position

Forte, to graduate this month, will teach electrical and computer engineering at UConn.

Srivastava & Bar-Cohen Deliver Tutorial at SEMI-THERM29

Srivastava & Bar-Cohen teach attendees about microfluidic thermal management.

Shi and Srivastava win 2012 ISVLSI Best Paper Award

Bing Shi, an ECE graduate student, recieved accolades for her paper on hybrid and micro-fluidic cooling systems.

Srivastava is PI for NSF hardware security grant

The research will enable improved silicon physically unclonable functions (PUFs), increasing the possibility of their adoption.

Yeung, Srivastava win NSF grant for reuse distance analysis

Technique could help architects evaluate multicore memory performance more efficiently.

Srivastava named ACM Distinguished Speaker

Professor receives recognition and opportunity to share sought-after ideas with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Forte and Srivastava Win AHS 2011 Best Student Paper Award

ECE graduate student advised by Ankur Srivastava was honored for his paper on adaptable video compression.

Bing Shi Earns Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship

ECE Ph.D. student receives support for summer research.

ECE Grad Students Mitra and Zhang Awarded Wylie Fellowships

Vikramjit Mitra and Yufu Zhang were among a select group of UMD students to receive this prestigious fellowship.

Srivastava receives NSF grant for thermal management in data storage centers

Research will reduce the carbon footprint of large data storage centers.

Srivastava, Narayan Receive New NSF Research Grant

Thermal management research seeks to improve performance and reliability of multi-core processors.

Student research: Yufu Zhang

Student of Ankur Srivastava is using thermal data mining to improve heat distribution on computer chips.

Ankur Srivastava earns tenure

ISR faculty member has research interests in VLSI design automation.

Srivastava Named Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI and Integration VLSI Journal

Srivastava joins editorial boards of top journals in the VLSI field.

Ankur Srivastava is new ISR joint appointment faculty member

Assistant professor also has appointment with Electrical and Computer Engineering.

ECE Faculty Honored at Inaugural Scholarship & Research Celebration

Twenty-seven ECE faculty members honored, representing 1/8 of researchers recognized university-wide.

Srivastava Receives NSF Grant for Circuit Optimization Research

Research to address manufacturing randomness, improve the productivity of semiconductor industry.

Srivastava, Khandelwal Win Award for Computer Engineering Research

ECE assistant professor and graduate student featured in EE Times for paper.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)