Education

  • Ph.D. 2021 (expected)

    Computer Science & Engineering

    University of Michigan

  • M.S.E. 2016

    Computer Science & Engineering

    University of Michigan

  • B.S. 2015

    Computer Engineering

    Purdue University

Awards

  • 2020
    R&D100 Award Winner
  • 2017
    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2014
    BoilerMake Top 10 & Twilio Challenge Award

    Project: Smart Microwave

  • 2012
    Donald C. and Marion E. Currier Scholarship
  • 2011
    Intel ISEF 2nd Place

    Category: Cellular and Molecular Biology
    Project: Low-Cost Electroporator
    Minor Planet named after me by MIT Lincoln Laboratory LINEAR
    Link (search “Timtrippel”)

  • 2011
    Indiana's Top Young Scientist

    Project: Low-Cost Electroporator

News

  • Apr. 2021

    I accepted a job at Google on the OpenTitan team where I will contributing (full-time) to open-source hardware developement!

  • Apr. 2021

    I successfully defended my thesis titled: Developing Trustworthy Hardware with Security-Driven Design & Verification!

  • Apr. 2021

    An preview video of our Bomberman S&P'21 paper was realeased.

  • Feb. 2021

    I released a preprint of our Hardware Fuzzing work that adapts coverage-guided greybox software fuzzing to intelligently generate hardware verification test vectors to improve coverage convergence.

  • Dec. 2020

    Our Bomberman paper on vetting RTL hardware for ticking timebomb Trojans was accepted to appear at S&P'21.

  • Nov. 2020

    We were awarded a U.S. patent (my first!) for our IC Portholes work.

  • Oct. 2020

    Our T-TER work won an R&D 100 Award.

    Check out the preprint and press releases, here and here.

  • Jul. 2020

    My sister, Caroline Trippel, started her job as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford!

  • Jun. 2020

    My brother-in-law, Greg Darnell, started a new job as a Research Scientist in the Health AI team at Apple!

  • May 2020

    I (virtually) presented our ICAS paper on integrated circuit layout security at S&P'20.

  • May 2020

    I started a virtual internship at Google on the OpenTitan team.

  • Mar. 2020

    An preview video of our ICAS S&P'20 paper was realeased.

  • Dec. 2019

    Our ICAS paper on quantifying the susceptability of integrated circuit layouts to fabrication-time Trojaning attacks was accepted to appear at S&P'20.

  • Jun. 2019

    I released a preprint of our work on defeating the A2 Trojan with T-TER, a defensive integrated circuit routing technique.

  • Jun. 2019

    I released a preprint of our ICAS work that aims to make security a first class concern during circuit layout by quantifying the susceptibility of integrated circuit layouts to fabrication-time attacks.

  • Apr. 2017

    I presented our WALNUT paper on acoustic injection attacks on MEMS accelerometers at (EuroS&P'17) in Paris, France.

  • Mar. 2017

    I received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

  • Oct. 2016

    Our WALNUT paper was accepted to appear at EuroS&P'17.

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