Michel Kinsy MICHEL A. KINSY
Assistant professor
Adaptive and Secure Computing Systems Laboratory (ASCS Lab)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Boston University
8 Saint Mary's Street
Boston, MA 02215

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CSAIL, EECS, MIT
Part of the Computation Structures Group (CSG) under the supervision of Professor Srinivas Devadas.



My research interests lie in the general area of computer architecture with particular emphasis on:
  • Secure architecture design
  • Hardware and embedded systems security
  • Neural network acceleration and security
  • Network-on-chip (NoC) routing
  • Self-aware polymorphic architecture design
  • Large-scale, hard real-time, secure, distributed computer systems architecture


  • Program committee member for HOST 2019
  • Organizing committee member for ASPLOS 2019
  • Program committee member for HPCA 2019
  • Organizing committee member for ICCD 2018
  • Program committee member for ICCAD 2018
  • Chairing the Physical Attacks and Tamper Resistance Session at HOST 2018


T. Yang, Y. Wei, Z. Tu, H. Zeng, M. A. Kinsy, N. Zheng and P. Ren: “Design Space Exploration of Neural Network Activation Function Circuits”. In the Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), 2018.[PDF] [bib]

L. Bu, J. Dofe, Q. Yu and M. A. Kinsy: “SRASA: A Generalized Theoretical Framework for Security and Reliability Analysis in Computing Systems”. Journal of Hardware and Systems Security (HaSS), 2018.[PDF] [bib]

M. A. Kinsy, L. Bu, M. Isakov and M. Mark: “Designing Secure Heterogeneous Multicore Systems from Untrusted Components”. Cryptography, vol. 2, iss. 3, no. 12, 2018.[PDF] [bib]

M. Isakov and M. A. Kinsy: “NoSync: Particle Swarm Inspired Distributed DNN Training”. In the 27th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN), 2018.[PDF] [bib]

L. Bu, H. Cheng, and M. A. Kinsy: “Fast Dynamic Device Authentication Based on Lorenz Chaotic Systems”. In 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems (DFT), October 8-10, 2018.[PDF] [bib]

L. Bu and M. Kinsy: “Weighted Group Decision Making Using Multi-identity Physical Unclonable Functions”. In the International conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), August 2018.[PDF] [bib]

M. Isakov, A. Ehret and M. Kinsy: “ClosNets: Batchless DNN Training with On-Chip A Priori Sparse Neural Topologies”. In the International conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), August 2018.[PDF] [bib]