Aaron J. Mills

Aaron J. MillsAaron J. Mills
Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9018
email:  aaron.mills@ll.mit.edu


Dr. Aaron J. Mills joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 2016 as a technical staff member in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group, specializing in embedded system design and secure hardware.

From 2012 to 2016, he worked as a cyber security analyst at Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy federally funded research and development center located in Ames, Iowa. His primary responsibilities included the development of an automated intrusion-detection system, vulnerability management, and risk assessment. While at Ames Laboratory, he pursued a doctorate in computer engineering at Iowa State University (ISU), continuing to research a range of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) application spaces, including hardware security and state-space control systems. He completed his thesis on a programmable Kalman filter architecture for FPGAs in 2016.

Dr. Mills earned a BS degree in computer science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a BS degree in computer engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Omaha campus), in 2010. In 2012, he completed an MS degree in computer engineering and an MS in information assurance from ISU, studying FPGA-based hardware security at ISU’s Reconfigurable Computing Laboratory. His thesis dealt with the design of an FPGA-based physically unclonable function.





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