Circuits and Systems Seminar Series

Title:  “Adaptive Design: Tackling Variability Challenges in VLSI Circuits”

Speaker: Prof. Mingoo Seok, Columbia University, New York, NY

Date and Time: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Engineering Hall 2430

Hosts: Professor Payam Heydari

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Distinguished Lecture Series

Title:  “Towards Computer-Aided Design of Electrical Energy Systems: Challenges and Solutions”

Speaker: Prof. Massimo Poncino, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

Date and Time: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Engineering Hall 2430

Hosts: Professor Mohammad Al Faruque

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Al Faruque Received Research and Teaching Awards

Al Faruque Received Research and Teaching Awards





CECS member and EECS Prof. Mohammad Al Faruque has recently received three awards recognizing his contributions to research and teaching excellence.  These awards include:

EECS Professor of the Year 2015-16 Award

Distinguished Poster Award in the Network and Distributed System Security 2016 Symposium

Design Automation & Test in Europe (DATE 2016) Best Paper Award


Al Faruque’s Team Finds Breach in Cyber-Security of 3-D Printers

Al Faruque’s Team Finds Breach in Cyber-Security of 3-D Printers

Professor MoAl Faruquehammad Al Faruque’s team has discovered that captured sounds from 3-D printers will allow the reverse engineering of source code, leading to a cyber-security threat to manufacturers. This finding is highlighted in the following articles:


Zoran Nenadic wins Young Researchers Award

Zoran Nenadic wins Young Researchers Award

Associate Professor Zoran Nenadic was awarded the Hiruma-Wagner Award for young researchers from the Japanese Research Foundation on February 25, 2016, for his work on “Brain-Computer Interface for Restoration of Overground Walking after Paraplegia.”


CECS Seminar Series

Title:  “Energy-Efficient Capacitance-to-Digital Converters for Low-Energy Sensor Nodes”

Speaker: Prof. Khaled N. Salama, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Date and Time: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Engineering Hall 2430

Hosts: Fadi J. Kurdahi and Ahmed Eltawil

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CECS Seminar Series

Title:  “Mitigating BTI-induced Device Degradation: A Circuit and System Persepctive”

Speaker: Prof. Ing-Chao Lin, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Date and Time: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Location: Donald Bren Hall 3011

Host:  Professor Nikil Dutt

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CECS Mini Tutorial Series

Title:  “Cyber-Physical Systems: Opportunities, Problems and (Some) Solutions”

Speaker: Dr. Peter Marwedel, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany

Date and Time: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Harut Barsamian Colloquia Room (Engineering Hall 2430)

Host:  Professor Fadi J. Kurdahi

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Call for Applications – FADEx Cyber-Physical Systems

The Office for Science and Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in the United States has opened the call for applications for the 2016 FADEx (French-American Doctoral Exchange) program focusing on Cyber-Physical Systems. US citizenship is not required, but French citizens enrolled in an American university are not eligible.

The FADEx program will take place in France from July 4 to July 8, 2016. Applications can be submitted until February 19, 2016.

More information regarding the call as well as the application procedure can be found on the OST website:


Job Opportunity at Intel Mexico

Job Title:  Emulation Engineer

Location: Guadalajara, Mexico

Job Description: Creates emulation/Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) models from a Register Transfer Level (RTL) design using emulation/FPGA synthesis, partitioning and routing tools. Defines and documents RTL changes required for emulation/FPGA. Develops hardware and software collaterals and integrates it with the emulation/FPGA model. Tests and debugs the emulation/FPGA model and collaterals.

Please go to: for more details.


CECS Seminar Series

Title:  “Secure Communications Over Wireless Networks Physical Layer Security: A Strategic Allie to Cryptography”

Speaker: Dr. Zouheir Rezki, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Date and Time: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Calit2, Room 3008

Host: Profs. Ahmed Eltawil and Mohammad Al Faruque

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CECS Distinguished Lecture Series

Title: “Mobile Technology Enabling Frictionless HealthCare”

Speaker: Aiman Abdel-Malek, Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Life, Founder & CEO, Frictionless Life Analytics

Date:  Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Time:  3:00 p.m.

Location:  Engineering Hall 2430

Host: Prof. Fadi J. Kurdahi

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Postdoc Position Available

IBM Research’s Accelerator Platforms group is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work at its T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.

The candidate will be part of a broader team working on various aspects of processor-accelerator architecture & design, computer algorithm development, Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)-based application acceleration and prototyping.  Experience in logic design using Register Transfer Level (RTL) and/or high-level languages, synthesis and verification is required.  Familiarity with one or more of the following fields is desired: computer security, lossless and lossy data compression, machine learning or video processing.

Please visit Jobs at IBM for more details.


CECS Seminar Series

Title: “Hardware Security in the Zynq All-Programmable Soc”

Speaker: Dr. Steve Trimberger, Xilinx

Date:  Friday, October 2, 2015

Time:  2:00 p.m.

Location:  Donald Bren Hall 4011

Host: Prof. Fadi J. Kurdahi

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CECS Seminar Series

Title:  Internet of Things: Trends and Applications for Home Automation

Speaker:  Prof. Lei He (UCLA)

Date: Friday, October 2, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Donald Bren Hall 6011

Host: Eli Bozorgzadeh

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