Jay Ligatti awarded Excellence in Innovation Award
September 25, 2017
Dr. Jay Ligatti, a professor at the USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was recently selected to receive the Excellence in Innovation Award from USF Research & Innovation. Dr. Ligatti had accomplished the following, which were instrumental in the decision to grant him this award:
- A patent Protecting hardware against power-analysis.
- A patent enabling users to log in to systems securely, without entering passwords or fingerprints, by having multiple of their devices collaboratively respond to cryptographic challenges, in a technique co-authentication.
- Two grants totaling $253,590, one of which led to the development of new methods for generating cryptographic keys, which are now being described in a provisional patent application.
- Intel's adoption of his control-flow integrity (CFI) technology, for constraining software to execute along well-defined paths.
Dr. Ligatti was invited to a luncheon on September 25 at the USF Research Park Galleria, where he was recognized and honored at the luncheon, and invited to the stage to receive a certificate and award check.
Learn more about Dr. Ligatti on his department faculty page.