Benjamin R. Nahill

Benjamin R. Nahill is a technical staff member in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group. He specializes in secure hardware and embedded systems, working to solve problems in secure processing and data protection by leveraging novel hardware architectures. Nahill is passionate about rapidly prototyping creative solutions for cyber-resilient, fault-tolerant embedded systems, ranging in application from high-assurance encryption to safety-critical medical devices to essential industrial control systems. 

Since 2014, Nahill has worked on secure processor architectures, radiation effects on microelectronics, secure embedded software stacks, information assurance, very high-speed data-at-rest encryption, data-in-transit encryption and cryptographic key management for unmanned systems, and National Security Agency cryptographic certification. For his technical contributions, Nahill was awarded an MIT Excellence Award in 2017 as an Outstanding Contributor. 

Prior to joining the Laboratory, Nahill worked in a variety of domains, including resource-constrained embedded system design, low-power RF, satellite communications, and signal processing for a wide array of applications. Nahill received a BEng degree in computer engineering in 2010 and an MEng degree in electrical engineering in 2013, both from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His research focus throughout was on embedded systems design and modeling for safety-critical medical systems and on signal processing for real-time multisensory systems and speech processing.