VTS’16 – Las Vegas, NV


I participated in the TTTC’s E.J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Competition Semi-Final and won 3rd place!  The contest was held at the 34th IEEE VLSI Test Symposium held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  This conference wins for the best tagline, “Without Testing It’s a Gamble.”

I gave a 10-minute presentation providing an overview of the contributions my thesis has made to the field of test and also presented a poster.  A panel of academic and industry judges determined the ranking of the contestants.  It was a great opportunity to meet other students, professors, and industry folk interested in Hardware Security.


The social activity involved a bus tour of Las Vegas. Of course we had to get out and take a picture of this iconic sign!


View from my hotel room showing the opulence of Caesar’s Palace.