The project aims at developing a fair, comprehensive methodology and environment to evaluate and compare (benchmark) the performance of competing cryptographic algorithms when implemented in hardware devices, such as Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) and Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). In this project, we also investigate the security aspect of the algorithms, by studying the power traces while hashing and conducting side channel analysis.
The project is sponsored by NIST. More information about this project can be found at rijndael.ece.vt.edu/sha3/
Students: Xu "Eric" Guo, Meeta Srivastav, Mostafa Taha, Sinan Huang, Yongbo Zuo, Francisco Borelli, Dinesh Ganta, Michael Henry
Professors: Leyla Nazhandali, Patric Schaumont