Welcome to the Design of Resilient Architectures for Computing (DRACO) lab website. We’re a part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Central Florida located in spectacular Orlando, Florida.
DRACO is dedicated to exploring the resilence and security of computing systems. With a team of over a dozen student researchers, our focus is on automating the design, development, and assessment of attacks, resilience, robustness, and ultimately security in electronic devices and systems.
Our research covers various areas, including the study of advanced and novel cryptographic logic primitives like polymorphic, homomorphic, and quantum-enhanced techniques. We’re also involved in assessing assistive technologies on semiconductor design and post-manufacturing operation, as well as developing attack and detection methods related to electronic design-level sabotage.
Our reseachers have published over 100 papers and secured funding exceeding eight million dollars from government and industry sponsors..Whether you’re a part of our research team or interested in our work, we invite you to be a part of our exploration and innovation at DRACO.
News and Events
The DRACO (Design of Resilient Architectures for Computing) Lab is pleased to join the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF).
DRACO is pleased to welcome two graduate students! Welcome Andey Robins (Ph.D Student) and Jenna Goodrich (MS Student).
Welcome to our 2023-2024 Undergraduate cohort of student researchers Aaron, Arturo, Jarred, Joshua, Lana, Luckner, Malia, Michael, Sheridan, and Yvan.
We develop algorithms and processes to automatically design, develop, and assess the resilence, robustness, security electronic devices and systems. Our research includes topics at various stages of investigation: advanced/novel cryptographic logic primatives (polymorphic, homomorphic, quantum-enhanced), symbiosis of AI designed constructs for AI applications, assessment and evalution of assitive technologies on semiconductor design and post-manufacturing opperation, and developement and detection methods for AI-based sabbotage.
All of our research and nearly all of our (~100) publications and presentations involve students. Also, most feature undergraduate and graduates as authors!
We work on a broad range of projects, funded by various federal and industry partners, while much of our work is open source, some of our work may remain embargoed or partially-redacted when neccesary.
We have opportunities for undergraduate (paid or experiential based on interest and time commitment) and graduate research (funded). Our research projects are tightly coupled with the topics listed above, but we also sponsor more applied projects which may be of interest to Senior Design Teams.
Meet the team!
We’re an open, collaborative, and welcoming group - if you’re excited and want to be an active contributor to DRACO - check out some of our active projects above, current lab members below, and then read about how to join us!