Jim Plusquellic

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico

Jim Plusquellic


Co-founder: International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)


Director: Integrated Circuit Hardware Analysis Laboratory (IC-HAL)


Integrated Circuit Secure Authentication, Fingerprinting and Encryption in Trusted Systems (IC-Safety)

Partner in Magic Dragon Technologies, which holds license to Professor Plusquellic's Metal Resistance PUF (JellyFishPUF)

Book Chapter, "PUF-Based Authentication", Fundamentals of IP and SoC Security, Design, Verification, and Debug

Book Chapter, "VLSI Test and Hardware Security Background for Hardware Obfuscation", Hardware Protection through Obfuscation

Book Chapter, "Detecting Hardware Trojans using Delay Analysis", The Hardware Trojan War: Attacks, Myths, and Defenses

HOST 2017 Tutorial: Hardware Security and Trust Challenges in Emerging IoT Systems and Applications

Special Issue MDPI Journal of Cryptography, PUF-Based Authentication


Linux: The only real solution!

***** ON-LINE Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) Course Offered 2nd Half Spring 2018 *****

Curriculum Vitae

Entrepreneurial Activities

ABQ Journal, "UNM-linked Startup Launches Accelerating, July 18, 2016"
ABQ Journal, "ABQ Lab-to-Business Cccelerator Ready to Launch, Jan. 7, 2016"
Science and Technology Center at the University of New Mexico, "STC Commercialization Activity for Just Ended Fiscal Year Continues to Grow Despite Economy"
Featured in STC calendar for 2014
UNM Engineering Magazine, "Accelerating Innovation"
UNM Engineering Magazine, "PUF Goes the Hacker"

Contact Information

Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of New Mexico

UNM-Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept
211 Terrace Street NE
MSC01 1100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Office (ECE 236C): 505-277-0785
Grad Office (ECE L227): 505-277-6013
Lab (ECE L227): 505-277-1410
Home: 240-475-1882
Dept: 505-277-2436
FAX: 505-277-1439

Email: jimp AT ece DOT unm DOT edu

Research Interests:

My primary interests are in Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust, Design for Manufacturability, Defect-Based Test, e.g., IDDQ/IDDT, Small Delay Fault Test, Model-to-Hardware Correlation and Process Monitors.

Research Areas and Publications

Professional Organizations:

Hardware Demo. Chair, Sym. on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust, 2016
Member of the IEEE


* ECE 525: Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (spring 2018)
* ECE 522: Hardware Software Co-Design with FPGAs (fall 2017)
* ECE 595: Advanced Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (fall 2017)
* ECE 595: Advanced VLSI Design: Synthesis (fall 2016)
* ECE 443: Hardware Design with VHDL (fall 2016)
* ECE 337: Computer Architecture and Organization (fall 2011)
* CMPE 650: Digital Systems Design (spring 2008)
* CMPE 691x: Design for Manufacturability (to be offered fall 2008)
* CMPE 646: VLSI Design Verification and Testing (fall 2007)
* CMPE 415: Programmable Logic Devices (fall 2007)
* CMPE 310: Systems Design and Programming (spring 2002)
* CMPE 595: Advanced VLSI Design (fall 2004)
* CMPE 413: Principles of VLSI Design (fall 2000)
* CMSC 611: Advanced Computer Architecture (spring 1999)
* CMSC 421: Principles of Operating Systems (fall 1997)