At the 2008 ID World International Congress in Milan, CSAIL Professor Srini Devadas was honored as this year’s ID Trail Blazer for his work on unclonable silicon chips. Dr. Devadas is also co-founder and CTO of Verayo Inc. The technology in question is based on silicon biometrics technology known as Physical Unclonable Functions, or PUFs. Playing on the imperfections and quirks of each individual silicon chip, it provides each chip with an distinct individual identity for authentication. The new technology can now be implanted in existing FPGA devices and the systems based on them. To read more about the Trail Blazer Award, click here; information on the other categories of the ID People Awards can be found here.