The Esisar team has been selected by the jury, along with teams from six other universities, for the ninth annual Embedded Security Challenge (ESC). Dealing with the security and trustworthiness of hardware, ESC is an educational, research-oriented tournament aimed at hacking into the hardware of embedded systems. This competition, the oldest and largest hardware hacking in the world, is also the most difficult event at New York University Tandon School of Engineering’s annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) games for students.
In 2016, for the first time in ESC history, the competition includes the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) and will be world-wide with finals held simultaneously in the United States and India.
The seven finalist teams are:
Grenoble INP-ESISAR (France)
Team members: Cyril Bresch, Adrien Michelet-Gignoux, Thomas Meyer, Laurent Amato
Mentor: David Hely
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Team members: Manaar Alam, Vidya Govindan, Sarani Bhattacharya, Debapriya Basu Roy
Mentors: Rajat Subhra Chakraborty, Debdeep Mukhopadhyay
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Team members: Prasanna Karthik, Patanjali SLPSK, Gnanambikai Krishnakumar
Mentor: Chester Rebeiro
Pennsylvania State University
Team members: Nolan Betts, Eric Pauley, Andy Luo
Mentor: Swaroop Ghosh
The University of Central Florida (Orlando)
Team members: Orlando Arias, Dean Sullivan, Heather Lawrence, Kelvin Ly
Mentor: Yier Jiin
The University of New Hampshire
Team members: Sean Kramer, Zhiming Zhang
Mentor: Qiaoyan Yu
The University of Texas at Dallas
Team members: Tri Minh Cao, Danqing Liu
Mentors: Jeyavijayan Rajendran, Yiorgos Makris
For more information, visit the contest website.
About the NYU Tandon School of Engineering
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering dates to 1854, when the New York University School of Civil Engineering and Architecture as well as the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (widely known as Brooklyn Poly) were founded. Their successor institutions merged in January 2014 to create a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a tradition of invention, and entrepreneurship and dedicated to furthering technology in service to society. In addition to its main location in Brooklyn, NYU Tandon collaborates with other schools within the country’s largest private research university and is closely connected to engineering programs in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. It operates business incubators in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn and an award-winning online graduate program.