Secure Critical Systems Laboratory

Supported by DST-FIST 2016

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036, India

Available Infrastructure

The equipment purchased using the first installment of Rs. 1.35 Crores is given below. The second installment for the purchase of deep-learning platforms is awaited. This equipment infrastructure is available to all faculty and students from Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras. Interested users can email the HOD (hod [at] cse [dot] iitm [dot] ac [dot] in) to request usage.

NetFPGA-SUME Virtex-7 FPGA Development Board

(2 Nos) One in RISE Lab and the other in DON Lab. Learn more about this development board here».           

proFPGA quad Motherboard

Placed in RISE Lab. Learn more about this motherboard here».           

Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA Evaluation Kit

Placed in RISE Lab. Learn more about this evaluation kit here».           

Ongoing Research and Teaching Activities

using the infrastructure


  • Router Architectures and Algorithms (CS6040)
  • Network Security (CS6500)

Research Projects

  • Design and Development of Indigenous Microprocessors with Security Extensions (Prof. V. Kamakoti)
  • Automatic fault attack vulnerability detection and mitigation in hardware (Dr. Chester Rebeiro)
  • Implementation of P4-based "Programmable Data Plane" Switches for studying network packet-processing protocols for 5G networks and for network security applications such as packet filters, etc. (Prof. Krishna Sivalingam)


Research Scientists

  • Dr. Shankar Raman

Project Associates

  • Arjun Menon
  • Lavanya Jagan

Research Scholars and Students

  • Sareena Karapoola (PhD Scholar)
  • V. Prasanna Karthik (PhD Scholar)
  • Vinod Ganesan (PhD Scholar)
  • Gnanambikai Krishnakumar (PhD Scholar)
  • Anuja Ajay (PhD Scholar)
  • Indrani Roy (MS Scholar)
  • Phanindra Palagummi (MS Scholar)
  • Radhakrishna Kamath (MS Scholar)
  • Vishwanath GV (Dual Degree Student)