Welcome to SACA

We are the Secure and Advanced Computer Architecture (SACA) Research Group, a research lab located at the University of Central Florida.

Our research group works on cutting-edge problems in computer architecture, with a focus on secure architectures and memory systems. More information about our research. SACA members have been actively publishing in the most prestigious and top-tier computer architecture conferences.

Currently SACA has six Ph.D. students and three undergraduate interns from renowned national programs and academic clubs. Our group members. We are actively looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students with solid background in computer architecture and interest in doing cutting-edge research. Promising Ph.D. applicants will be fully-funded (salary + tuition).

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September 16, 2019

Dr. Awad serves as a guest editor for IEEE TC's Special Issue on Hardware Security, DAC'20 program committee, HPCA'20 program commitee and IPDPS'20 program committee.

March 14, 2019

SACA has two papers accepted by ISCA 2019, congrats!

March 10, 2019

One paper accepted by ISORC'19, congrats Andrew!

March 2, 2019

Dr. Awad is serving as the general co-chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC), 2019, in Orlando. Submit the best of your work!

December 3, 2018

Andrew along with others from UCF win the national DoE CyberForce Competition, congratulations Andrew!

December 1, 2018

Dr. Awad serves as a Travel Chair of ICCD 2019, PC member of ICCD 2019, GLSVLSI 2019, NAS 2019, HPCA 2019 (ERC) and ISCA 2019 (ERC)

November 6, 2018

SACA member earns Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award. Congrats Andrew!

September 30, 2018

SACA Members Qualify for CSAW Embedded Security Challenge

July 18, 2018

MICRO 2018 paper is accepted, congratulations Mao!

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