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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Seminar Series

Title: When Lyapunov meets Church, automated synthesis of complex systems emerges

Speaker: Prof. Majid Zamani, Technische Universität München, Germany

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Engineering Colloquia Room 2430

Host: Faryar Jabbari and Solmaz S. Kia

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The International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis is a premier conference on specification, modeling, design, analysis and implementation of embedded systems. The conference covers a wide range of design issues and applications relevant to important embedded system quality metrics including performance, cost, power consumption, reliability, security, and usability. It is the main part of Embedded Systems Week which consists of three conferences and numerous workshops, to be held October 4-9, 2015, in Amsterdam. Of note is the conference program committee. Of the 86 committee members, 15 are CECS faculty or their former PhD students. This is clear demonstration of the leading role CECS plays in the field of embedded and cyber-physical systems.


CECS and Microsoft Academic Search

Microsoft Academic Search tracks the number of citations in different fields for authors, conferences, journals, and organizations. In the field of Computer Science and Engineering, and the subfield of Hardware and Architecture, UCI is ranked 18th among all universities in the world (with 1753 publications) and 23rd among all organizations. That includes universities and companies such as IBM, Intel, Microsoft and others. Since almost all UCI faculty members in Hardware and Architecture are also members of CECS, this also demonstrates a great achievement for the Center. “This shows again that CECS is the leader in its field and I believe it would even rank higher if Microsoft was tracking Embedded and Cyber-Physical systems” says CECS Director Prof. Fadi Kurdahi. Four CECS faculty are among the top 100 in the world in this ranking.


52nd DAC Best Paper Award to Mohammad Al Faruque

52nd DAC Best Paper Award to Mohammad Al Faruque

MAFAwardCECS member and EECS Professor Mohammad Alfaruque and his student, Kourosh Vatanparvar have received the best paper award at the IEEE/ACM 52nd Design Automation Conference held in San Francisco this past week. The oldest and most prestigious conference in the VLSI/CAD area, DAC receives over 800 submissions of which less than 20% (160) are accepted. Only six papers are nominated for best paper award. These papers go through a rigorous selection process involving additional rounds of review, panel discussion, and attendance and evaluation of the oral presentations at the conference. In the end, only two papers are awarded this prestigious honor. Prof. Al Faruque is the first UCI faculty to receive this award, and one of very few individuals worldwide to have received both DAC and ICCAD (another top CAD conference) best paper awards.


Assistant Project Scientist Position Available

The Center for Embedded Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems (CECS) anticipates the availability of an assistant project scientist position. The position involves performing research on the security, analysis, and visualization of software artifacts. A background in algorithm analysis and graph visualization would be desirable.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related discipline.  Salary is commensurate with training and experience. The initial appointment will be for one year with extension to further years dependent in part on the availability of extra-mural funding.

Interested applicants should respond by applying through UCI’s Recruit website:



CECS Seminar Series

Speaker:  Prof. Jörg Conradt

Title:  Computational Neuroscience for Technology: Event-based Vision Sensors and Information Processing

Date:  Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Time:  3:00 p.m.

Location:  Donald Bren Hall 4011

Host:  Jeff Krichmar and Nikil Dutt

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Al Faruque received 2015 Chancellor’s Award

Al Faruque received 2015 Chancellor’s Award

alfaruqueCongratulations to Prof. Mohammad Al Faruque for receiving the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research.  This award is in recognition of his outstanding work in mentoring undergraduate students engaged in research and creative activity.  He was presented with the award at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in the UCI Student Center.

For more information about the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium and the Chancellor’s Award, please visit:


CECS Seminar Series

Speaker:  Prof. Yves Robert, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

Title:  Resilience is a Critical Issue for Large-scale Platform

Date:  Monday, May 18, 2015

Time:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Harut Barsamian Colloquia Room (Engineering Hall 2430)

Host:  Prof. Jean-Luc Gaudiot

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CECS Seminar Series

Speaker: Prof. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Title: Flexible-Stretchable-Reconfigurable CMOS Electronics Through Hybrid Integration of Heterogeneous Materials for Wearable Interactive Electronic Systems

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Harut Barsamian Colloquia Room (Engineering Hall 2430)

Host: Prof. Fadi Kurdahi

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CECS Seminar Series

Speaker: Prof. Rainer Leupers, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Title: Design Technologies for Embedded Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Harut Barsamian Colloquia Room (Engineering Hall 2430)

Host: Mohammad Al Faruque

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Summer Internship Position Available


Interested applicants should submit their resume
and a short description of research interest by accessing
the NEC Labs Career Center at

(Category: Internship, Department: Integrated Systems) For more information, click here.