June 6th, 2022
Kazi successfully defended his PhD dissertation and will be joining Intel as a CPU Architect. Congrats, Kazi!
Kazi defended his PhD dissertation.

December 13th, 2021
Transpose-Xen is accepted in SAC’22. Congrats, John!
Transpose-Xen is accepted to appear in the 37th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC), congrats, John!

December 10th, 2021
Our work on secure memory metadata handling in disaggregated systems is accepted in IPDPS’22. Congrats, Mazen!
Minerva is accepted in IPDPS’22, congrations to Mazen, and thanks to our collaborators from Sandia, UCF and IIT!.

October 27th, 2021
Our work on rethinking filesystem encryption in the area of emerging NVMs is accepted in HPCA’22. Congrats, Kazi!
Our filesystem encryption in emerging NVMs is accepted at HPCA’22.

July 14th, 2021
Three papers accepted in the International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO’21). Congrats, Kazi, Xijing and Ryad!
Three papers accepted at MICRO’21

April 23rd, 2021
Our ProMT paper is accepted in ICS’21 and is a best paper candidate. Congrats, Mazen!
ProMT, done as part of Mazen’s PhD dissertation has been accepted at ICS’21 and nominated for best paper award!

April 5th, 2021
Vamsee defended his PhD dissertation, and joining AMD Research. Congrats, Vamsee!
Two papers from SACA are accepted in HPCA’21. Both papers were funded and collaborated with Sandia National Laboratories.

October 27, 2020
Two papers accepted in HPCA’21. Congrats Vamsee and Mazen!
Two papers from SACA are accepted in HPCA’21. Both papers were funded and collaborated with Sandia National Laboratories.

June 15, 2020
SACA group is moving to North Carolina State University in Fall’20
Dr. Awad will join the ECE department of NC State University in Fall’20. SACA’s new home will be in the EB2 building of the Centennial Campus of NC State.

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.
Please submit the best of your work to the special issue on hardware security. More details here: Call-for-Papers.

March 14, 2019
SACA has two papers accepted by ISCA 2019, congrats!
Two SACA papers, TriadNVM and Anubis, are accepted by ISCA

March 10, 2019
One paper accepted by ISORC’19, congrats Andrew!
Andrew’s paper, funded by NSWCDD, was accepted by the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Real-Time Computing (ISORC-2019)

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!
Dr. Awad is serving the general co-chair of IISWC 2019 – please submit the best of your work

December 3, 2018
Andrew along with others from UCF win the national DoE CyberForce Competition, congratulations Andrew!
Andrew Hughes, along with others from UCF, won the DoE CyberForce Competition. More details in the link. More information.

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!
Congratulations to Andrew Hughes for earning the Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award by the Office of Undergraduate Research. Only twelve awards are given per year.

September 30, 2018
SACA Members Qualify for CSAW Embedded Security Challenge
Congratulations to our members who have qualified for the finals round of the Embedded Security Challenge at the Cybersecurity Awareness Week at New York University Tandon. More information.

July 18, 2018
MICRO 2018 paper is accepted, congratulations Mao!
SACA will present “Osiris: A Low-Cost Mechanism to Enable Restoration of Secure Non-Volatile Memories” in MICRO 2018. MICRO is considered one of the most prestigious top-venues in computer architecture with acceptance rates less than 20%. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first MICRO paper from UCF.

July 16, 2018
Andrew and others kick start a Navy-supported project to enable deterministic performance in cloud systems.
Non-determinism in cloud systems can limit the usage of such systems in some applications. Our project aims to help alleviate this problem.

July 16, 2018
NSF awards SACA a research grant to explore security and privacy of Non-Volatile Memory Systems.
We would like to thank the National Science Foundation for their grant. For more information on NVM systems, please see this.

June 28, 2018
SACA receives a research grant from the Navy Surface Warfare Center
SACA receives a research grant from the Navy Surface Warfare Center to study the isolation of critical applications on cloud systems.

April 13, 2018
Andrew and his team win the DoE’s 2018 Cyber Defense Competition. Congratulations!
One SACA member, Andrew Hughes, helped lead a team from UCF to take first place in the Department of Energy’s April 2018 Cyber Defense Competition. More information.

January 10, 2018
Dr. Awad serving as a PC Member on GLSVLSI-2018, HOST-2018, IISWC-2018 and SC-2018
Dr. Awad will be serving as a PC Member on GLSVLSI-2018, HOST-2018, SC-2018, IISWC-2018, local-arrangement co-chair of ICCD 2018 and publicity co-chair of ICS 2018

October 22, 2017
Sandia National Labs Supports our NVM Research
Part of our NVM research will be supported by an award from Sandia National Labs.