Jay Ligatti awarded Excellence in Innovation Award
September 25, 2017
Jay Ligatti, an associate professor at the USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was recently selected to receive the Excellence in Innovation Award from USF Research & Innovation. Professor 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.
Professor 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.