Fakir Sharif Hossain, a Doctoral Research Student Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan, gave a lecture on “Trojan Detection” at the IICT seminar room on 21st December, 2015 at 5 PM.


Outsourcing of IC fabrication components has initiated the potential threat of design tempering using hardware Trojans and also has drawn the attention of government agencies and the semiconductor industry. The added functionality, known as hardware Trojan, poses major detection and isolation challenges. This paper presents a hardware Trojan detection technique that magnifies the detection sensitivity for small Trojan in power-based side -channel analysis. A scan segmentation approach with a modified LOC test pattern application method is proposed so as to maximize dynamic power consumption of any target segment. The proposed architecture allows activating any target segment of scan chain and keeping others freeze which reduces total circuit switching activity. This helps magnify the Trojan’s contribution to selected segment by increasing dynamic power consumption.


  • Introductory speech on NAIST
  • Opportunity studying Japan with full funded scholarship
  • Talk on a research field (Hardware Security)


Fakir Sharif Hossain received his B.Sc. degree in EEE from Ahsanullah University of Engineering and Technology in 2007, Post Graduate Diploma in IT from Dhaka University in 2009 and M.Sc. in ICT from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2012. Now he is working as a Doctoral Research Student in Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan.