The current research interests of Dr. Ahmed are in the general area of low-power digital circuit and signal processing architectures with an emphasis on mobile systems. He is affiliated with both the Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing (CPCC) and the Center for Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems (CECS) at the University of California, Irvine.
Parallel programs, especially those with truly critical time (speed) requirements, are difficult to design. The process is extremely error-prone, tedious and time-consuming. The first goal of Dr. Nicolau’s work is to design and implement a system of program transformations that support the semi-automatic (and eventually fully-automatic) exploitation of substantially all the parallelism available in a given program.
Amir Rahmani is a Professor of Nursing and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and a computer scientist by training. He is also the Associate Director of the UCI Institute for Future Health, a university-wide organized research unit (ORU) focusing on personal health empowerment. He lead the multi-disciplinary HealthSciTech Group at UCI. Prior to joining UCI as a faculty, he was an EU Marie Curie Global Fellow in the Computer Science Department of University of California, Irvine, USA and in the Institute of Computer Technology of TU Wien, Vienna, Austria. He is also an adjunct professor (Docent) in embedded parallel and distributed computing in the Department of Computing of University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
Professor An H. Do is currently working with the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Neurology. His research involves brain-computer interfaces, spinal cord injury, neurology, neuroscience, neural engineering, and biomedical devices.
Ardalan Amiri Sani is currently as Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He directs the Trustworthy Systems Lab (TrussLab) where the research focuses on building trustworthy systems. Sani’s projects are often at the intersection of mobile computing, security, and operating systems. Since joining UCI, he has received the NSF CAREER Award, Google’s Android Security and PrIvacy REsearch (ASPIRE) Award, and UCI ICS Dean’s Mid-Career Award for Research.
Brian Demsky’s is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests are programming languages, software engineering, security, compilation, parallel software, program analysis, and program understanding. Some of his group’s ongoing research include: Model Checking and Testing Concurrent Data Structures, Language-Based Tools for Security, Languages and Analysis for Parallelization, Language Design for Robust Software Systems, Bristlecone: Robust Software Systems, Garm: Protecting Private Data in Legacy Applications, and Data Structure Repair.
Emeritus Professor, CECS Founding Director
Henry Samueli Endowed Chair, UC Irvine
Daniel Gajski is particularly interested in requirements and specifications of embedded systems and the design process that leads from an executable specification to the final manufacturable blueprint. In order to study the design process, his group is developing new specification languages and modeling guidelines, as well as simulation, synthesis, and verification tools. In order to obtain efficient specifications and design models, they are taxonomizing models of computations, platform architectures and design styles. In order to develop efficient CAD tools, they are studying synthesis algorithms for systems, architectures, processors, controllers, datapaths, and other intellectual properties (IPs). Their further goal is to build proof-of-concept tools and prove our methodology for different application domains and tools on extensive industrial-strength examples.
Professor Bozorgzadeh’s research interests are: System Synthesis for Self-adaptive Reconfigurable Embedded Systems, Energy Sustainability in Embedded systems through micro energy harvesting, Physically-aware Architectural Synthesis and layout planning for Embedded Systems, and FPGA-Based Accelerated Computing. She has received the NSF CAREER Award, 2008, Best paper award, and IEEE International Conference in Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), 2006,
Dr. Neftci is an assistant professor in the department of Cognitive Sciences and Computer Science at UC Irvine. He received his master’s degree in Physics at Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL) and his PhD in Neuroinformatics from the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the university of Zurich and ETH Zurich in neuromorphic engineering. His current research explores the bridges between neuroscience and machine learning, with the focus of theoretical and computational modeling of learning algorithms that are best suited to neuromorphic hardware and non-von Neumann computing architectures.
Professor, UC Irvine
Fadi Kurdahi is the CECS Director and a Research Professor at University of California, Irvine. His research interests include: Early estimation and exploration in hardware/software co-design of embedded systems, Design methodology of large scale systems, Low-power, process-aware Systems-on-Chip design, Mobile and portable wireless and multimedia systems, Reconfigurable computing, and Software-defined Radio.
Kwon is an assistant professor in the EECS department at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Before he joined UCI, he was a research scientist at Meta’s (formerly Facebook) Reality Labs. He works on deep learning accelerators with flexible dataflow and mappings based on data- and communication-centric approaches. Kwon earned his doctorate in computer science and while at Georgia Tech, he developed a flexible deep neural network accelerator called MAERI and an open-source infrastructure for modeling dataflows within deep learning accelerators called MAESTRO. His thesis was recognized with an honorable mention at the 2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award competition of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture/IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Computer Architecture. He is co-author of a book on computer architecture and has published 25 peer-reviewed articles.
Professor Harris’ research interests include the design of secure hardware/software systems, and the application of Natural Language Understanding to security and design. Current projects include the detection of phone-based social engineering attacks, formalization of natural language specifications, and the development of a cyber test range to evaluate the security of IoT systems. Professor Harris serves as Associate Editor for ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. Professor Harris Also serves on the technical program committees of several conferences including the IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference.
Professor Krichmar is currently a professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include neurorobotics, embodied cognition, biologically plausible models of learning and memory, and the effect of neural architecture on neural function. For more information, please refer to his website: http://www.socsci.uci.edu/~jkrichma/
Kwei-Jay Lin is a Professor Emeritus, and is interested in Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, and specifically, the development of efficient, flexible and accountable services on the web. He is involved in two major research efforts at UCI: LLAMA and QCWS. The LLAMA (inteLLigent Accountability Middleware Architecture) project is a powerful, effective, and efficient SOA middleware framework to support service process composition, run-time monitoring, problem analysis, and continual process reconfiguration and optimization. It includes the infrastructure to continuously monitor services within an active service workflow, and dynamically adapt by reconfiguring those problematic or underperforming services.
Marco Levorato is an Associate Professor at University of California, Irvine. His research interests are: Real-Time distributed computing in wireless systems, Wireless systems for AI and AI for wireless systems, and IoT and Healthcare. He has received 8 awards and has 9 current projects.
Before joining UCI, he was a scientist at Siemens Corporate Research and Technology in Princeton, NJ. He received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2002, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Aachen Technical University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Al Faruque is the recipient of the IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award 2016. He served as an Emulex career development chair from October 2012 until July 2015. For details about research and teaching visit http://aicps.eng.uci.edu/
Professor Imani works in the Department of Computer Science at UC Irvine. He is also a director of the Bio-Inspired Architecture and Systems (BIASLab). The group is working on a wide range of practical problems in the area of bio-inspired computing, machine learning, computer architecture, and embedded systems. BIASLab’s research goal is to design a real-time, robust system to cover a wide range of learning and cognitive computing tasks. Check out the GitLab here and Prof. Imani’s website here.
Professor Nikil Dutt’s research interests includes: Architectures and Compilers for Embedded Systems, Memory architecture exploration for Systems-on-Chip, System specification techniques, Software/Hardware synthesis, analysis and verification, Architectural exploration for SOC and domain-specific problems, Low-power/low-energy analysis and design techniques, Hardware/software interfaces for distributed embedded systems, Electronic Design Automation, and Brain-inspired computing and architectures.
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Qi Alfred Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. His research interest is network and systems security, and the major research theme is addressing security challenges through systematic problem analysis and mitigation. His research has discovered and mitigated security problems in systems such as next-generation transportation systems, smartphone OSes, network protocols, DNS, GUI systems and access control systems. Currently, his focus has been in smart systems and IoT, including transportation and autonomous vehicle systems. His work has high impact in both academic and industry with over 10 top-tier conference papers, a DHS US-CERT alert, multiple CVEs, and over 50 news articles by major news media such as Fortune and BBC News. Alfred received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2018. To read more about his research, see https://www.ics.uci.edu/~alfchen/