Jens-Peter Kaps

Associate Professor
Engineering 3222
Office Hours: 
T: 4:30 - 5:30 P.M.
R: 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
and by appointment
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Research Area: 
Computer Engineering


Jens-Peter Kaps is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University (GMU). He joined GMU after he received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2006. He is a co-director of the Cryptographic Engineering Research Group (CERG) at GMU. His research interests include ultra-low power cryptographic hardware design, side-channel analysis, computer arithmetic, efficient cryptographic algorithms, and ubiquitous computing. He was general co-chair for the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems conference (CHES) in 2008 and general chair for the Special-purpose Hardware for Attacking Cryptographic Systems (SHARCS) workshop in 2012. Dr. Kaps is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

Possible Senior Design Project Topics

See the list of Senior Design project topics on my webpage.


Semester Catalog Course Room Lecture Times Syllabus
Spring 2018 ECE 747 Cryptographic Engineering (Seminar) Aquia Building 213 R: 4:30 pm - 7:10 pm
Fall 2018 ECE 447 Single Chip Microcomputers Innovation Hall 105 TR: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Fall 2018 ECE 499-003 Cryptography and Computer Network Security Blue Ridge Hall 129 TR: 10:30 am - 11:45 am

MS and PhD Theses

Author Title Thesis Link Program Defense Datesort ascending
Habib, Bilal Design, Implementation and Analysis of Efficient FPGA Based Physical Unclonable Functions Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Thursday, July 21, 2016
Mamidi, Upendarreddy Lightweight Authenticated Encryption for FPGAs Master of Science in Computer Engineering Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Pham, John Development and Benchmarking of Cryptographic Implementations on Embedded Platforms Master of Science in Computer Engineering Friday, July 31, 2015
Ravishankar, Yamini PUFs – An Extensive Survey Master of Science in Computer Engineering Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Senior Design Projects

Group Members Title Selected Deliverables Semester
J. Esquivel, I. Malik, M. Marjan, I. Nur, L. Robinson, and H. Tran FPGA Enhanced Wireless Sensor Node for IoT Applications Spring 2017
Thinh Cao, David Jin, Simon Kiflemariam, Mikias Mekonnen, Brian Pierre Secure USB Storage Spring 2015
Kevin Briggs, Scott Carlson, Christian Gibbons, Jason Page, Antonia Paris, David Wernli Vocal Command Recognition Utilizing Parallel Processing of Multiple Confidence-Weighted Algorithms in an FPGA Spring 2015

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