Border Patrol is an EPSRC funded research project as part of the Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in the Digital Economy call. We are a collaborative project between the Universities of Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, and Imperial College London.
Our goal is to make the design of hardware systems, and in particular smart devices, resiliant against hidden malicious functionality by ensuring that devices only do what is expected of them. It is an ambitious project that combines state-of-the-art advances in type theory and compiler technology, and applies them to hardware design. You can read more about the ideas behind the project here.
We will focus our work on FPGA-based smart devices, and to ensure that our ideas can gain traction, we will work closely with several Industrial partners. We are working with Xilinx Inc., one of the main FPGA vendors, to integrate our approach into their toolchain, and we are working closely with our other partners, EDF and ABB, on requirements capture and standardisation.
This is a very exciting project and we believe that it will lead to greatly improved security of smart devices, and in fact to improved productivity and increased reliability in hardware design in general.
|A Typing Discipline for Hardware Interfaces.||April 1, 2019||idris,dependent-types,glasgow,paper,ecoop|
|Value-Dependent Session Design in a Dependently-Typed Language.||March 7, 2019||idris,dependent-types,session-types,paper,places,tdvcs,glasgow|
|Revisiting Type-Driven Design of Communicating Systems||February 5, 2019||idris,hardware,substructural-type-systems,session-types,dependent-types,glasgow,plug,tdd|
|Type-Driven Development of SoC Architectures.||December 11, 2018||idris,soc,hardware,substructural-type-systems,dependent-types,glasgow,tdd,systems|
|Type-Driven Development of SoC Architectures.||October 17, 2018||idris,soc,hardware,substructural-type-systems,dependent-types,glasgow,tdd,spls|
|Type-Systems for Describing System-on-a-Chip Architectures.||July 12, 2018||idris,soc,hardware,linear-types,dependent-types,border-patrol,tdd,pl-interest,glasgow,talks|
|Summer Quarterly Meeting||June 27, 2018||news,website,heriot-watt,imperial,glasgow|
|Graph Reduction Hardware Revisited||June 14, 2018||functional programming,FPGAs,Haskell,graph reduction|
|A Type-System for describing System-on-a-Chip Architectures.||April 5, 2018||idris,soc,hardware,linear-types,dependent-types,border-patrol,tdd,stacs-fp,glasgow,talks|
|Project Visit Xilinx Edinburgh||March 28, 2018||news,website,visit,heriot-watt,glasgow|
|A Type-System for describing the Structural Topology of System-on-a-Chip Architectures.||February 28, 2018||idris,soc,hardware,linear-types,dependent-types,border-patrol,tdd,msp101,glasgow,talks|
|Winter Quaterly Meeting||February 19, 2018||news,website,heriot-watt,imperial,glasgow|
|Designing Hardware using Session Types and Dependent Types---A First Look||October 11, 2017||glasgow,idris,session-types,border-patrol,tdd,spls,talks|
|Project Visit Xilinx Dublin||October 3, 2017||news,website,visit,heriot-watt,glasgow,imperial|
|Autumn Quaterly Meeting||September 29, 2017||news,website,heriot-watt,imperial,glasgow|
|Border Patrol':' Improving Hardware Security through Type-Aware Systems Design||September 12, 2017||idris,glasgow,talks,arm-summit|
|Mapping dataflow programs to FPGAs||June 26, 2017||fpga,dataflow,talks|
|Technical Kick-Off Launch.||June 12, 2017||news,website,heriot-watt,imperial,glasgow|
|Launch of Project Website.||May 22, 2017||news,website|
|High Level DSLs for HPC, GPUs and FPGAs; Are There DSLs?||March 29, 2017||dsls,fpga,talks|
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