MICL Seminar

A Whole New Ballgame - Preventing and Creating Surprise in Hardware Cyber at DARPA

Kerry Bernstein

Program Manager at DARPA Microsystems Technology Office
Friday, April 18, 2014
2:00pm - 3:00pm
1500 EECS

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About the Event

Improving the control of our nation’s electronic component supply chain is critical to our national security. A number of programs at DARPA are targeting the improvement of techniques which authenticate the logic content and processing integrity of key components used in DoD systems. This talk will provide an overview of the challenge, and insights into promising technology mitigations.


Kerry Bernstein joined DARPA in September 2012 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office. His interests are in the areas of hardware based cyber security capabilities, anti-counterfeit, anti-tamper and supply chain risk management. Mr. Bernstein came to DARPA from IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center where from 2002 until 2012 he was a research staff member working in the areas of high-performance, low-power devices, circuits and architectures, emergent post-CMOS logic switch technologies and architectures, 3D chip integration and radiation-induced upset modeling. From 1978-2002, he was an electrical engineer at IBM Microelectronics working in microprocessor circuit design, high performance product development and technology development applications. During his time at IBM he supported DARPA’s IRIS and TRUST programs. Mr. Bernstein has co-authored four textbooks, holds 155 patents and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Mr. Bernstein received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

Additional Information

Contact: Fran Doman

Phone: 734-615-3499


Sponsor(s): MICL and Texas Instruments

Open to: Public