CECS Director Kurdahi Named Newest Associate Dean
CECS Director and Professor Fadi Kurdahi will be serving as the Samueli School of Engineering’s inaugural associate dean for graduate and professional studies. In his new role, Kurdahi will oversee policies and procedures for graduate and professional student education and supporting the school’s strategic goals, recruitment, and establishing self-supporting and certification programs.
CECS Seminar Series
Title: “Low Energy, a New Trend for Lightweight Cryptography”
Speaker: Dr. Francesco Regazzoni, ALaRI Institute of Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Donald Bren Hall 4011
Host: Professor Nikil Dutt
Payam Heydari Named 2017 IEEE Fellow
Payam Heydari, Professor of Electrical Engineering, from Irvine, CA, USA has been named an IEEE Fellow. Professor Heydari is being recognized for contributions to silicon-based millimeter-wave integrated circuits and systems. Click here to read the full article.
Gene Tsudik Elected to the AAAS
On November 21, 2016, Gene Tsudik, Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science and vice chair of graduate studies in Computer Science, was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for contributions to security and privacy of the internet. This achievement recognizes individuals for their great contribution to their specific fields and how they have changed the way we understand the world.
Bruce Tromberg Earns 2016 Biophotonics Award
Professor Bruce Tromberg has received the Optical Society’s Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award in recognition of his innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics. Tromberg serves as an advocate for and a leader of the biophotonics community. This award acknowledges his pioneering work in the development and clinical application of spatially and temporally modulated light imaging. The OSA is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light.
CECS Seminar Series
Title: “Malicious LUT: A Stealthy FPGA Trojan Injected and Triggered by the Design Flow”
Speaker: Christian Krieg, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Date and Time: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Location: Donald Bren Hall 3011
Host: Professor Nikil Dutt
Al Faruque – IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award
CECS member and EECS Professor Mohammad Al Faruque has recently been awarded with the IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award 2016 (http://ieee-ceda.org/awards/ernest-s-kuh-early-career).
This award honors an individual who has made innovative and substantial technical contributions to the area of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) in the early stages of his or her career. It is a highly competitive award, with contribution measured based on technical merit and creativity in performing research. It is also assessed based on the published (more…)
Al Faruque – Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award 2016
CECS member and EECS Professor Mohammad Al Faruque received the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award 2016 in the energy area for one of his earlier patents during an award ceremony in New Jersey.
He received this prestigious award for the following patent: “Network as automation platform for collaborative E-car charging at the residential premises“, US8957634 B2, Regular, United States.(Approve: February 17, 2015).
This patent has provided a novel solution to solve this challenge through a collaborative energy management strategy for the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations located in a residential neighborhood. Technically, the amount of energy that can be provided to the EVs connected to a single neighboring step down transformer is limited by the connected circuit breaker at a certain point of time. Faruque’s energy management strategy will collaborate among all the EVs, maximize the number of charged EVs and preferably reduce the local energy peaks to the medium and low voltage electric infrastructure.
Do It Yourself (DIY) Electronic Innovation Challenge
Unleash your creative potential with a Do-It-Yourself Electronics Innovation Challenge. Develop a unique design for a homemade sensor or any other electronic applications and compete to win fully paid admission to the NSF2017 KAUST Sustainability Conference.
The 11th International Design & Test Symposium (IDT 2016)
The International Design and Test Symposium is an IEEE technically co-sponsored event devoted to exploring emerging challenges and new concepts related to the design, test, automation, and reliability of electronic systems ranging from integrated circuits through multi -chip modules and printed circuit boards to full systems.
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CECS Seminar Series
Title: “High Level Synthesis – Some Challenging Problems”
Speaker: Professor George A. Constantinides, Imperial College London
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Location: Engineering Hall 2430
Hosts: Professor Nikil Dutt
Ahmed Eltawil Wins Commercialization Award Showcase
Ahmed Eltawil won the 2016 Commercialization Award Showcase, which encourages commercialization of innovations from all fields of research and stimulates entrepreneurship at UCI. His mission is to create technology for enhancing the efficiency and capabilities of telecommunication systems. Professor Eltawil has founded a new company, Lextrum, to further advance this technology, develop strategic partnerships, and perform large scale field testing.
Gene Tsudik elected to The Academy of Europe
Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science Gene Tsudik has been elected a member of The Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea), the organization dedicated to the “advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages in the aforesaid subjects in Europe,” according to the organization’s website.
Workshop On Interacting with Robots Through Touch
Associate Project Scientist position available
The Center for Embedded Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems (CECS), jointly with the Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games (IVECG) anticipates one full-time Associate Project Scientist position to become available in the area of Applied Cryptography and Embedded Systems (IoT) Security. Specific topics include: secure bootstrapping; secure updates, and remote attestation. This position requires the applicant to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and extensive experience with, and knowledge of: secure hardware, cryptography, FPGA prototyping, networking, and distributed/secure algorithms. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.
Interested applicants should respond by applying through UCI’s Recruit website: