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Prof. Vasileios Kemerlis completed his visit and collaboration with MMlab researchers funded by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program

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Vasileios Kemerlis, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Brown University, visited our lab this summer for research collaboration in the context of Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP)

Funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and managed by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, the GDFP pairs members of the Greek and Cypriot academic diaspora with higher education institutions and collaborators in Greece to work together on curriculum co-development, collaborative research, graduate and undergraduate research training, and mentoring activities. Fellowships match host universities with scholars and cover the expenses for project visits of between 14 and 90 days, including transportation, a daily stipend, materials allowance, and health insurance.

During the one month visit, Prof. Kemerlis and MMlab researchers investigated solutions for hardening the capabilities-based access control solution for the IoT, proposed by our lab in an IEEE SafeThings 2022 paper. The solution was extended with a new credential verification scheme that leverages a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), i.e., Intel SGX, to perform the verification process. This amendment hardens the cryptographic computations involved by providing stronger security guarantees (i.e., integrity and secrecy).

A full list of funded projects is available here.

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