Announcements

New Faculty Member – Bryan Donyanavard

New Faculty Member – Bryan Donyanavard

Bryan Donyanavard is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at San Diego State University. He received his BS and MS in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, and his PhD in Computer Science from UC Irvine. He previously spent time as a researcher at TU Munich and Ericsson. He has spent time as an engineer at National Security Technologies, Oracle, and Google. Prof. Donyanavard’s research revolves around self-aware computing systems: he works to enable resource-constrained systems to make intelligent self-management decisions at runtime, typically for high-performance cyber-physical applications. Welcome to CECS Prof. Donyanavard!

 

New Faculty Member – Mohsen Imani

New Faculty Member – Mohsen Imani

Mohsen Imani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UC Irvine. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. Prof. Imani’s research has been recognized with several awards, including the Bernard and Sophia Gordon Engineering Leadership Award and the Powell Fellowship Award. He has also received the Best Doctorate Research from UCSD and several best paper nomination awards at multiple top conferences including Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) in 2020 and International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) in 2020. Welcome to CECS Prof. Imani!

 

Career Chat with Dan Cregg

Career Chat with Dan Cregg

As the Chief Research Officer of Insteon, Dan Cregg leads the advancement of Insteon’s technology and rapidly evolving product line. He is one of the primary developers of Insteon’s dual-band technology that was introduced in 2005. Since then, Insteon technology has been integrated into hundreds of products, bringing the Internet of Things to the mainstream.

Cregg is a veteran in the home automation industry with over two (more…)

 

Career Chat with Judit Giró Benet

Career Chat with Judit Giró Benet

Judit Giró Benet, Co-Founder of The Blue Box and Junior Specialist in CECS. She joined MECPS, a joint Engineering-ICS program at UCI as a Balsells Fellow in 2019 and developed the Blue Box for her MECPS capstone project. Judit has just been named winner of the James Dyson International Award for her work on the Blue Box, an early breast cancer detection kit. She joined Prof. Fadi Kurdahi’s research group in CECS as a junior researcher seeking to solidify this technology and bring it to the market through a startup company.

 

Benet Wins James Dyson Award 2020

Benet Wins James Dyson Award 2020

Judit Gir Benet at work

Judit Giró Benet, a junior researcher in CECS, has just been named the winner of the James Dyson International Award for her work on the Blue Box, an early breast cancer detection kit. Judit started this work as her graduation thesis in BME at the University of Barcelona. She joined MECPS, a joint Engineering-ICS program as a Balsells Fellow in 2019 and developed the Blue Box for her MECPS capstone project. She joined Prof. Fadi Kurdahi’s group in CECS as a junior researcher seeking to solidify this technology and bring it to the market through a startup company. This award will be of great help in achieving our quest to one day make breast cancer detection a ubiquitous home-based experience. Read here.

 

Faculty Position at HKUST

Faculty Position at HKUST

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A new position has opened up at the Guangzhou campus in mainland China. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is looking for strong candidates in all areas related to EDA, architecture, system, and circuit. If you are interested, please read more about the position and apply here: Apply Here!

 

ESWEEK 2020 Tutorial by Prof. Rainer Doemer

ESWEEK 2020 Tutorial by Prof. Rainer Doemer

Embedded Systems WeekCECS Professor Rainer Doemer created and presented a tutorial titled “Out-of-order Parallel Simulation of SystemC Models using the RISC Framework” during ESWEEK 2020. This tutorial is featured on the ESWEEK page, which can be accessed here: https://esweek.org/tutorials/#tutorial3.

 

Professor Doemer has published his ESWEEK tutorial on his homepage, which can be accessed here under “Project Videos”: http://www.cecs.uci.edu/~doemer/risc.html#videos

 

In Memoriam of Wolfgang Rosenstiel

In Memoriam of Wolfgang Rosenstiel

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Dean of the Faculty of Science at University of Tübingen, Germany, and Professor for Computer Science, passed away August 19, 2020.

Wolfgang Rosenstiel has been an outstanding leader and researcher in Embedded Computer Systems, a wonderful colleague, a true friend, and also frequent visitor at the Center for Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems here at UC Irvine. We will greatly miss him.

Reference: Orbituary at University of Tübingen (in German language): here

 

Professor Al Faruque and Sujit Rokka Chhetri Publish Book

Professor Al Faruque and Sujit Rokka Chhetri Publish Book

CECS ProfMohammad Al Faruque’s book about modeling cyber-physical systems, co-authored with his graduate student Sujit Rokka Chhetri, is now published by Springer Nature.essor Al Faruque, along with his graduate student Sujit Rokka Chhetri, has published a book titled “Data-Driven Modeling of Cyber-Physical Systems using Side-Channel Analysis”.

The book provides a new perspective on modeling cyber-physical systems (CPS), using a data-driven approach. It covers the use of state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms for modeling various aspects of CPS, as well as other AI models.

Congratulations, Professor Al Faruque and Sujit Rokka Chhetri!

 

Neftali Watkinson Among Winners of UCI Endowment Scholarships

Neftali Watkinson Among Winners of UCI Endowment Scholarships

CECS Graduate Student Neftali Watkinson is among the winners of the UCI Graduate Division 2019-2020 Endowment Fellowships and Scholarships. He won the Miguel Velez Scholarship, which is a prestigious award given to those who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise.

Congratulations, Neftali!

 

CECS Seminar

CECS Seminar

Title: “Answering Multi-Dimensional Analytical Queries under Local Differential Privacy”

Speaker: Tianhao Wang, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University

Date and Time: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Engineering Hall 2430

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Daniel Gajski and Lukai Cai Win ESWEEK Test of Time Award

Daniel Gajski and Lukai Cai Win ESWEEK Test of Time Award

Daniel Gajski (Prof. Emeritus) and Lukai Cai (former PhD student, now at Qualcomm, San Diego) have been awarded the Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK) Test of Time Award 2019 for their paper, “Transaction Level Modeling: An Overview”, which was originally published at the International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS) in 2003.

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CECS Seminar

CECS Seminar

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Title: “Energy-Aware Data Center Management: Monitoring Trends and Insights via Machine Learning”

Speaker: Hayk Shoukourian, Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at LMUM, Munich, Germany

Date and Time: Friday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Donald Bren Hall 3011

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Prof. Alexandru Nicolau & Alexander Veidenbaum at the Biennale

Prof. Alexandru Nicolau & Alexander Veidenbaum at the Biennale

Proclaimed as “Art Come Alive”,  At the Venice, Biennale, UCI professors Nicolau(left) and Veidenbaum(right) stand next to a composite of Nicolae Ceausescu.When asked “Who are you?”, Nothing happens. Not at first. “I was Ceausescu,” the painting suddenly responds, “secretary of the party and president of our country. You should have known that.” Now Ceausescu, or at least a digital composite of him, is “alive” again and answers questions from visitors who pass through the Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research in Venice, Italy. To read more about this event, click here.

 

UCI Researchers Creates Chip for 100GHz Data Transmission

UCI Researchers Creates Chip for 100GHz Data Transmission

Fifth-generation cellular networks and devices are still in the earliest stages of launching across the world, but research on the next generation — 6G — is already underway. Today, researchers at the University of California, Irvine’s Nanoscale Communication Integrated Circuits Labs announced that they’ve created a tiny radio chip that can send and receive data in the 100GHz frequency range, which is expected to be the basis for future 6G communications standards. To read more about this project, click here.