Technical Program

Technical Program

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Warren B. Nelms Annual IoT Conference 2019
December 3-4, 2019
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
Gainesville, FL, USA


  • 14 Featured Invited Speakers showcasing some of the world’s most innovative thinkers in Internet of Things (IoT)!
  • 66 Student Poster Presentations and 23 Student Hardware Demos 
  • One Panel on Topic of Emerging Importance in IoT
  • 5 Signature Series Talks on Research Advances in IoT Technology

Tuesday, December 3

7:30am – 8:15am Registration and Continental Breakfast

SESSION 1: PLENARY SESSION [8:15am – 9:45am]
Moderator: Prabhat Mishra, Computer and Information Sc. and Eng., U. of Florida

8:15am – 8:30am Welcome: General and Program Chairs
8:30am – 8:40am Opening Remarks: Cammy Abernathy, Dean, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, U. of Florida

8:40am – 9:10am KEYNOTE TALK
Speaker: Dhinesh Manoharan, Senior Director, Offensive Security Research, Intel

9:15am – 9:45am KEYNOTE TALK
Speaker: Sanjay Bajekal, Discipline Leader, United Technology Research Center

SESSION 2: INVITED TALKS [9:50am – 10:35am]
Moderator: Roozbeh Tabrizian, Electrical and Computer Eng., U. of Florida

9:50am – 10:10am VISIONARY TALK 
Speaker: Doug Gardner, Chief Technologist, Analog Devices

10:15am – 10:35am VISIONARY TALK 
Speaker: Scott Suko, Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation

10:35am – 11:00am BREAK (Poster Setup)

SESSION 3: INVITED TALKS [11:00am – 12:10pm]
Moderator: Robert Karam, Computer Sc. and Eng., U. of South Florida

11:00am – 11:30am KEYNOTE TALK 
Speaker: David Hardin, Principal Researcher, Collins Aerospace

11:35am – 11:55am VISIONARY TALK
Speaker: Jon Mellott, Expert Chief Technologist, Mercury Systems

12:00pm – 12:10pm SIGNATURE SERIES TALK 
Speaker: Shreyas Sen, Electrical and Computer Eng., Purdue University

12:10pm – 1:05pm LUNCH (Poster Setup)

1:05pm – 1:20pm Group Photo Session

SESSION 4: INVITED TALKS [1:20pm – 2:40pm]
Moderator: My T Thai, Computer and Information Sc. and Eng., U. of Florida

1:20pm – 1:50pm KEYNOTE TALK 
Speaker: David Nelms, Retired CEO, Discover Financial Services

1:55pm – 2:15pm VISIONARY TALK 
Speaker: Adam Langdon, Director of Research and Development, Edaptive Computing

2:20pm – 2:40pm VISIONARY TALK 
Speaker: BaekGyu Kim, Principal Researcher, Toyota, North America, InfoTech Labs


Session Chairs:

  • Sharon Lynn Chu, Computer and Information Sc. and Eng., U. of Florida
  • Tuba Yavuz, Electrical and computer Eng., U. of Florida

List of student posters are listed below.

SESSION 5: PANEL: Technology Solutions for IoT: Are We There Yet? [4:20pm – 5:50pm]
Moderator: Sandip Ray, Electrical and Computer Eng., U. of Florida


  • Alok Agarwal, Director (Business Services), ATS (A KGPCo Company)
  • Chris Taylor, Electronics Research Engineer, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
  • Eric Buffkin, Senior VP, EtectRx
  • Massimiliano Corba, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Draper Lab
  • Seetharam Narasimhan, Senior Hardware Security Architect, Microsoft
  • Shane Wiggins, Director (IoT), Teezle

Wednesday, December 4

7:30am – 8:15am Registration and Continental Breakfast (Demo Setup)

SESSION 6: PLENARY SESSION [8:15 – 9:30am]
Moderator: Karla Shelnutt, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, U. of Florida

8:15am – 8:35am Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Juan Gilbert, Chair, Computer & Information Science & Eng., U. of Florida
  • John Harris, Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering Eng., U. of Florida
  • Richard Vigeant, Director, Florida Applied Research in Eng.

8:40am – 9:10am KEYNOTE TALK
Speaker: Steven J. Thomson, National Program Leader, USDA/NIFA

9:15am – 9:30am KEYNOTE TALK
Speaker: Sanjay Ranka, Computer & Information Sc. & Eng., U. of Florida


Hardware Demo Chairs:

  • Kemal Akkaya, Electrical and Computer Eng., Florida International U.
  • Shuo Wang, Electrical and Computer Eng., U. of Florida

List of student hardware demos are provided below.

SESSION 7: INVITED TALKS [11:15 – 12:10pm]
Moderator: Christine Angelini, Environmental Eng. Sciences, U. of Florida

11:15am – 11:45am KEYNOTE TALK
Speaker: Susan Maley, Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

11:50am – 12:10pm VISIONARY TALK
Speaker: David C. Stuart, Associate Technical Director, Information Technology Laboratory, U.S. Army

12:10pm – 1:05pm LUNCH

SESSION 8: INVITED TALKS [1:05pm – 2:05pm]
Moderator: Joel Harley, Electrical and Computer Eng., U. of Florida

1:05pm – 1:35pm KEYNOTE TALK
Speakers: Michael Hansen, Head of Innovation, Discover Financial Services

                        Kyong Ro, Innovation Office Project Manager, Discover Financial Services

Speaker: Toshikazu Nishida, Director, MIST Center, U. of Florida

Speaker: Alina Zare, Electrical and Computer Eng., U. of Florida

2:05pm – 2:25pm COFFEE BREAK

Moderator: Kemal Akkaya, Electrical and Computer Eng., Florida International U.

2:25pm – 2:55pm KEYNOTE TALK
Speaker: Hariharan Krishnaswami, Technology Manager, Solar Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Speaker: Sharon Lynn Chu, Computer and Information Sc. and Eng., U. of Florida

3:10pm – 3:25pm Student Poster/Demo Award Ceremony

3:25pm – 3:30pm CONCLUDING REMARKS
Warren B. Nelms Annual IoT Conference 2019 General and Program Chairs

List of student posters and hardware demos
  • The Scanning Plant IoT (SPOT) Facility [P1]
    • Stephen Lantin – U. of Florida
  • From Fundus Image To The Brain: A Machine Learning Powered Alzheimer’s Disease Screening Tool [P2]
    • Jianqiao “J.Q.” Tian – U. of Florida
  • IoT Weather Stations for Haiti [P3]
    • Robert Corso – U. of Florida
  • Memristor Based In-memory Computing to Enable Internet-of-Things [P4]
    • Md Adnan Zaman – U. of South Florida
  • Architectural Support for Detecting Software Attacks on IoT Edge Processors [P5]
    • Love Kumar Sah – U. of South Florida
  • Synthesis of Secure IoT Hardware Design [P6]
    • Sheikh Ariful Islam – U. of South Florida
  • Smart Water Quality Sensing — Spectroscopy [P7]
    • J. Barrett Carter – ABE
  • Efficient Hardware Constructions for Error Detection of Key Generation in McEliece Cryptosystem [P8]
    • Alvaro C. Canto – U. of South Florida
  • GATORBYTE – An Open-Source Platform for Low Cost, Real-Time Water Resource Monitoring [P9]
    • Piyush Agade – U. of Florida
  • SoC Security Validation [P10]
    • Yangdi Lyu – U. of Florida
  • Message Flow Mining for SoC Validation for Safe and Secure IoT Edge Node Design [P11]
    • Md Rubel Ahmed – U. of South Florida
  • Fast Approximation of Convolutional Neural Network Robustness [P12]
    • Miranda Overstreet – U. of Florida
  • Smart and highly sensitive non-contact sensors for life monitoring [P13]
    • Mohammad S. Islam – Case Western Reserve University
  • Wireless Acoustic Surface Power and Data Link [P14]
    • Sameer Mohammed Shaik – Case Western Reserve University
  • IoT-Wet-Farm, An Agricultural IoT Network for Rainfall Monitoring [P15]
    • Thiago Borba Onofre – U. of Florida
  • An internet of Smart Ultrasonic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring [P16]
    • Xinyao Tang – Case Western Reserve University
  • Dynamic Voltage comparator [P17]
    • Peyman Dehghanzadeh – U. of Florida
  • “The Echo”, A Bluetooth Connected NMR Spectrometer in the Footprint of an Amazon Echo [P18]
    • Mason Greer – Case Western Reserve University
  • Market analysis for integration of ridesharing and public transit [P19]
    • Jiahua Qiu – U. of Florida
  • A Highly-Digital Multi-Antenna Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) System [P20]
    • Phong Nguyen – Case Western Reserve University
  • Clandestine Nano Electro Mechanical Tags for Identifiction and Authentication [P21]
    • Sushant Rassay – U. of Florida
  • RF-over-fiber transmission based on continuous-time delta sigma modulator [P22]
    • Xi Gao – Case Western Reserve University
  • Interactive Image Segmentation in Agriculture [P23]
    • Xiaolei Guo and Guohao Yu – U. of Florida
  • Target Detection given Uncertain Training Data [P24]
    • Sheng Zou and Connor McCurley – U. of Florida
  • Conformal Ultrasound Probe for Image-Guided Neuromodulation [P25]
    • Vida Pashaei – Case Western Reserve University
  • Methodology for coordination group formation for coordinated routing mechanisms [P26]
    • Wang Peng – U. of Florida
  • Smart Mouthguard for Biomedical Applications [P27]
    • Michael Olvera – U. of Florida
  • A Temperature-Compensated MEMS-Referenced Oscillator with a Feedback ASIC [P28]
    • Jaesung Lee – Case Western Reserve University
  • Security of autonomous vehicle sensors [P29]
    • Raj Gautam Dutta – U. of Florida
  • LAHEL: Lightweight Attestation Hardening Embedded Devices using Macrocells [P30]
    • Orlando Arias – U. of Florida
  • mm-Scale and MEMS Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters Powering On-Chip CMOS Temperature Sensing for IoT Applications [32]
    • Xu-Qian Zheng – U. of Florida
  • Distributed Smart Camera Apparatus for Real-time Image Stitching [P33]
    • Erman Nghonda – U. of Florida
  • Puppet System for classroom enactment [P34]
    • Nanjie Rao – U. of Florida
  • Wearables for better learning [P35]
    • Neha Rani – U. of Florida
  • ENCIDER: Detecting Time and Cache Side Channels [P36]
    • Farhaan Fowze – U. of Florida
  • Security Assurance of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Communication [P37]
    • Srivalli Boddupalli – U. of Florida
  • Acoustically Coupled Wideband RF Filters with Bandwidt Reconfigurability Using Ferroelectric Aluminum Scandium Nitride Film [P38]
    • Sushant Rassay – U. of Florida
  • A High-Q 30nm-thick MFM Resonator Using Ferroelectric Hafnium Zirconium Oxide [P39]
    • Mayur Ghatge – U. of Florida
  • Non-Reciprocal Acoustoelectric Amplification in Germanium-Based Lamb Wave Delay Lines [P40]
    • Faysal Hakim – U. of Florida
  • An Obfuscation-based Countermeasure against FPGA Bitstream Tampering Attacks [P41]
    • Tamzidul Hoque – U. of Florida
  • The Metric Matters: The Art of Measuring Trust in Electronics [P42]
    • Jonathan Cruz – U. of Florida
  • Leveraging System-on-Chip Architectures for Optimizing Robotic Applications [P43]
    • Taylor JL Whitaker – Smart Systems Lab
  • Reconfigurable Hybrid Virtual Platform for hardware and software security [P44]
    • Tashfia Alam – U. of Florida
  • Quantum Computing [P45]
    • Daniel Volya – U. of Florida
  • Network-on-Chip Security [P46]
    • Subodha Charles – U. of Florida
  • Scalable Validation Framework for BIOS Security [P47]
    • Aditi Tripathi – U. of Florida
  • Vulnerability Analysis of Post-Silicon Debug [P49]
    • Zhixin Pan – U. of Florida
  • NETROSPECTION: Neural Introspection for Speculative Side-Channel Detection [P50]
    • Akash Someshwar Rao and Maneesh Merugu – U. of Florida
  • Real-Time Scheduling for WirelessHART Networks using formal modeling [P51]
    • Nur Imtiazul Haque – Florida International University
  • HASTE: Hardware Aware Software Timing Attack Evaluation [P52]
    • Prabuddha Chakraborty – U. of Florida
  • Cultivating Elementary Students’ Interest in Cryptography and Cybersecurity [P53]
    • Zhen Xu – UF School of Teaching and Learning
  • UAV-assisted authentication for Millimeter Wave Wireless Mesh Networks [P54]
    • Mai Abdelmalek – Florida International University
  • A Novel Routing Metric for IEEE 802.11s-based Swarm-of-Drones Applications [P55]
    • Oscar Bautista Chia – Florida International University
  • A Decentralized Privacy-preserving Framework for Authenticating EVs and Scheduling Service [P56]
    • David Gabay – Florida International University
  • Assuring the Integrity of Videos from Wireless-based IoT Devices using Blockchain [P57]
    • Suat Mercan – Florida International University
  • CASTLE: Centralized Architecture for Systematic Firmware Load and Firmware Patch [P58]
    • Atul Prasad Deb Nath – U. of Florida
  • Current based Remote PCB authentication [P60]
    • Shubhra Deb Paul – U. of Florida
  • Hierarchical Bloom Filter Framework for Security, Space-efficiency, and Rapid Query Handling in Biometric Systems [P61]
    • Sumaiya Shomaji – U. of Florida
  • Programming Model Guided Symbolic Execution [P64]
    • Yihang Bai – U. of Florida
  • ProXray: Protocol Model Learning and Guided Firmware Analysis [P65]
    • Farhaan Fowze – U. of Florida
  • Gate-Level Steganography: The First True Hardware Obfuscation [P66]
    • Abdulrahman Alaql – U. of Florida
  • Remote Detection of Structural Damage with Deep Learning [P67]
    • Ishan Khurjekar – U. of Florida
  • Faster Edge Detection Using Memristor Based In-Memory Computing for Lot Edge Node [P68]
    • Rajeev Joshi – U. of South Florida
  • Visual Cortex Inspired Pixel-Level Re-configurable Processors for Smart Image Sensors [P69]
    • Pankaj Bhowmik and Md Jubaer Hossain Pantho Joshi – U. of Florida
  • A Robust Hardware-based Authentication Scheme to Enable Trust in IoT-based Systems [P70]
    • Mohammad Farhan – Eastern Michigan U.
  • FPGA Accelerated Embedded System Security with Domain Isolation [P71]
    • Sujan Kumar Saha – U. of Florida
  • Personal Comfort Node (PCN): an Open Platform to Enable Participatory Sensing for Intelligent Building Control [D1]
    • Ninand Kiran Gaikwad – U. of Florida
  • Real-time Image Processing at the Edge [D2]
    • Brooks Olney and Shakil Mahmud – University of South Florida
  • VIPR: Verification of IP trust using Machine Learning [D3]
    • Pravin Gaikwad – U. of Florida
  • HoneyIoT [D4]
    • Haoqi Shan – U. of Florida
  • Self-Powered Wireless Sensors and Sensor Network for IoT Applications [D5]
    • Ran Wei – Case Western Reserve University
  • Embedded AI in IoT [D6]
    • Jacob Crain – U. of Florida
  • Potential Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in IoT Using Smart Vehicles Bluetooth Technology [D7]
    • Mohammad Farhan – Eastern Michigan U.
  • Side-channel Based Remote PCB Authentication Using JTAG Protocol [D8]
    • Shubhra Deb Paul – U. of Florida
  • Detection and Mitigation of Communication Attacks on Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control [D9]
    • Srivalli Boddupalli – U. of Florida
  • Leveraging System-on-Chip Architectures for Optimizing Robotic Applications [D10]
    • Taylor JL Whitaker – U. of Florida
  • Autonomous, Remote Fault Detection in Arrays of Solar Panels [D11, D12]
    • Cody LaFlamme – U. of Florida
  • Electrodynamic Wireless Power Transfer for IoT [D13]
    • Abdul Halim Miah – U. of Florida
  • Secure and Efficient Storage of Large-scale Biometric Data [D14]
    • Sumaiya Shomaji – U. of Florida
  • TReC: Trojan Resilient COTS Components [D15]
    • Tamzidul Hoque – U. of Florida
  • P2C2: Peer-To-Peer Car Charging [D16, D17]
    • Prabuddha Chakraborty – U. of Florida
  • TRIT: A Framework for Automated Trojan Insertion [D18]
    • Jonathan Cruz – U. of Florida
  • Secure SoC Compiler (SoCComp) [D19]
    • Atul Prasad Deb Nath and Kshitij Raj – U. of Florida
  • Robust authentication of Food and Materials [D20]
    • Naren Vikram Raj Masna – U. of Florida
  • Trojan Insertion Tool for PCB [D21]
    • Aritra Bhattacharyay – U. of Florida
  • SAINT: Self-Aware Infrastructure with Intelligent Technologies [D22]
    • Reiner Dizon – U. of Florida
  • Hardware Hacking Board [D23]
    • Shuo Yang – U. of Florida
  • A Match-Making Mobile App for Efficient Distribution of Food Donations [D24]
    • Divy Chhibber – U. of Florida