Luca Cassano, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Electronics, Informatics and Bioengineering
Politecnico di Milano
via Ponzio 34/5, 20133, Milano, Italy
tel.: +39-02-23994174

I am an assistant professor at the Department of Electronics, Informatics and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

I received my Bachelor's degree and my Master's degree in Computer Engineering in 2006 and 2009 respectively from the University of Pisa, Italy. In 2013 I received my Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa.
From March 2013 until June 2013 I have been a post doctoral research fellow at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo", National Research Council, under the supervision of Doctor Stefania Gnesi. From July 2013 until January 2016 I have been a post doctoral research fellow at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, under the supervision of Professor Cristiana Bolchini. Finally, from February 2017 until September 2017 I worked as an Associate Memebr of the Technical Staff at Maxim Integrated.
During my Ph.D. course I spent a visiting period at the Department of Automation and Informatics of the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, under the supervision of Doctor Luca Sterpone, and a visiting period at the Cognitive Interaction Technology - Center of Excellence (CITEC) of the University of Bielefeld, Germany, under the supervision of Professor Mario Porrmann.

With my Ph.D. thesis, titled "Analysis and Test of the Effects of Single Event Upsets Affecting the Configuration Memory of SRAM-based FPGAs", I won the European semi-finals of the TTTC's E. J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award held during ETS2014, in Paderborn, Germany, on May 26-30 2014, and I was the runner-up at the Award finals held during ITC2014, in Seattle, USA, on November 21-23 2014.

Here you can find my CV.
Research activity:

My research interests are:

1) Fault Simulation, Automatic Test Pattern Generation, Testability Analysis and Fault Diagnosis for digital circuits and systems.
2) Design of Fault Tolerant digital circuits and systems.
3) Hardware Security, mainly focusing on Hardware Trojans
4) Use of Formal Methods for dynamic system modelling and analysis (functional verification, safety analysis...)


The HATE Hardware Trojans Emulation Environment can be downloaded here.
Professional activity:

Here you can find the list of my editorial activities.

Teaching activity:

Informatica B (In Italian)