Principal Investigator: Prof. Utsav Banerjee


The Secure Intelligent and Efficient Systems Lab is involved in the design of efficient integrated system solutions for next-generation security applications such as post-quantum cryptography, computation on encrypted data, blockchain, side-channel security, circuit-level entropy generation, light-weight cryptography, end-to-end encrypted communications and authentication protocols. We aim to achieve these goals through hardware (VLSI design of cryptographic hardware accelerators in ASIC and FPGA), software (implemented on low-power embedded micro-controllers as well as high-performance processors) and their co-optimization (integration of custom accelerators and co-processors with general-purpose micro-processors for effective hardware-software interaction). Our research spans across multiple abstraction levels including circuits, architectures and algorithms – enabling us to translate theory into practical systems.

Please visit Research to learn more about our projects and research directions.

We are associated with the following thematic research clusters at IISc:
▶ Security Research Group
▶ Quantum Technology Initiative
▶ Microelectronics and VLSI Design Cluster


JOIN US: We have multiple openings for M.Tech. and Ph.D. students. Further details are available here.