Mike Borowczak
  • Phd, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Current Locations: Erebus Labs in Laramie,WY & SolidFire in Boulder,CO
  • E-mail : mike[at]erebuslabs[dot]com
  • Mike Borowczak is PhD graduate of Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Mike completed his BS in Computer Engineering in June 2007 at the University of Cincinnati. His primary research interests include the design of Computer Aided Design tools for Very Large Scale Integration (computer chip design). In particular his interests are in developing secure methods for implementing cryptographic algorithms in hardware. While an undergraduate student Mike held co-op positions at Texas Instruments - a large semiconductor corporation, International Techne Group Inc - a local software company and Clifton Labs - a proof of concept and computer engineering consulting firm.

  • Mike has also been greatly involved in Engineering Ambassadors, Society of Women Engineer's (outreach), and within his department as Vice President of the graduate student association. In the past seven years at UC, Mike has had countless opportunities to share his engineering knowledge and experiences with middle school, high school and college level students. Finally, while Mike's strengths are in mathematics, electronics, and physics he also has an affinity to strengthen other core areas such as natural sciences, chemistry and biology.



  • NSF GK12 STEP Fellow 2009-2012
  • Side Channel Attack Resistance: Graduate Research Award 2008-2009
  • Intelligent Autonomous Systems: Graduate Research Award 2007-2008
  • Full University Graduate Scholarship 2007-Present
  • Best ECE Senior Design Project 2007

Work/Research Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant University of Cincinnati (2008-Present)
    - Autonomous Agent Security
    - Side Channel Attack Resistance

Professional Organizations

  • Institue of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE)
  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Tau Chapter
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Research Interests

  • Side Channel Attack Resistance
  • High Level Modeling of Attacks and Security Measure on Cryptosystems via Side Channels