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barnaby_hugh.crop0609.jpgHugh Barnaby

Arizona State University, Associate Professor
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2001

Research Interests: Semiconductors for hostile environments device physics and modeling microelectronic devices and sensor design and manufacturing

Honors and Awards: NASA Graduate Student Research Fellow, 2000

Key Activities:  former staff scientist for the microelectronics division at Mission Research Corporation


Heni Ben Amor

Arizona State University, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Robotics, Technical University Freiberg and University of Osaka, 2010

Research Interests: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-robot interaction, robot vision, and automatic motor skill acquisition

Honors and Awards:  Daimler-and-Benz Fellowship, multiple best paper awards from major robotics and artificial intelligence conferences

Key Activities:  program committee of various AI and robotics conferences such as AAAI, IJCAI, IROS, and ICRA

​​Candan, K. Selculk.JPGK. Selcuk Candan

Arizona State University, Professor
Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Maryland, 1997

Research Interests: Data management, database systems, data clouds, retrieval of multimedia and web data, information integration and retrieval, assistive technologies for information access

Key Activities: Executive Committee member, ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD); Associate Editor, Transactions on Multimedia; Associate Editor, Journal of Multimedia; Associate Editor, VLDB Journal (2005-2011); Organizing Committee member, ACM SIGMOD 2006; PC Co-Chair ACM Multimedia 2008; Program Group Leader, ACM SIGMOD Conference 2010; Review Board member, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (Journal Track) 2008-2010; PC Co-Chair ACM Int. Conference on Image & Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2010; General Co-Chair ACM Multimedia 2011; General Co-Chair ACM SIGMOD 2012

​Georgios Fainekos

Arizona State University, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Research Interests:
Cyber-physical systems; hybrid dynamical systems, real-time and embedded systems; formal methods with applications to automation and control; system testing and verification, formal lanuages and logic; Motion planning in robotics; unmanned aerial vehicals (UAV)

Honors and Awards: 2008 Frank Anger Memorial ACM SIGBED/SIGSOFT Student Award

Key Activities: Associate Editor, ACM SIGBED Review; Registration Chair, Cyber-Physical Systems Week 2013; Co-Organizer of International Workshopon Numerical Software Verification 2009-2010


Jennifer Kitchen
Arizona State, University, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2007

Research Interests: RF integrated transceivers on silicon and III-V materials (GaN), power management and distribution for high-frequency integrated circuits for consumer applications, low-power/long-term field deployment ICs for the military and green energy (solar arrays), programmable and broadband wireless transceivers for future generation (5G) wireless communication systems

Honors and Awards: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow; Semiconductor Research Corporation Master’s Scholar

Key Activities: Technical reviewer for: RFIC, MTT, JSSC, and TCAS publications


​​Michael Kozicki

Arizona State University, Professor
Ph.D., Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 1985

Research Interests: Nanoionics, dendritic/fractal structures, low-energy resistive memory (CBRAM, RRAM)

Honors and awards: Fellow, National Academy of Inventors; Chartered Engineer (UK/EC Professional Engineer); Member, Institute of Physics; Member, IEEE/HKN; Charter member of the ASU Academic Council; ASU Faculty Achievement Award (Most Significant Invention) (2007); Founding Member, Globalscot Network (appointed by the First Minister of Scotland); Best Paper Awards, Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium (2005) and European Symposium on Phase Change and Ovonic Science (2006); IEEE Phoenix Section Outstanding Educator, Research Award (2001)

Key Activities: inventor of the Programmable Metallization Cell, a technology platform for several innovations including Conductive Bridging Random Access Memory (CBRAM®). Produced more than 200 papers, patents and presentations that have been cited approximately 7,000 times. Founder of Axon Technologies Corp. and Idendrix, Inc. Served as chief scientist of Silicon Valley start-up Adesto Technologies​

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Yann-Hang Lee

Professor , Arizona State University
Ph.D. Computer, Information and Control Engineering, University of Michigan, 1985

Research Interests: Real-time computing, embedded system and software, distributed computing, service-oriented intelligent environment

Key Activities: Keynote, SNPD 2007 and CAINE 2006; Co-Chair, ICESS 2007; Steering Committee, ICESS 2008-2011; PC, WESE 2006-2008, SCC 2006, IWEC 2006, ESO 2006, IWSSPS 2006, SAC 2006. SOCA 2007, ICOIN 2007, SEC 2007, IGCC 2011, GreenCOM 2011, ICESS 2011, WESE 2011, PECCS 2011


Sule Ozev
Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2002

Research Interests: Self-test and self-calibration for wireless transceivers, analysis and mitigation of process variations for mixed signal and digital circuits, fault-tolerant and reconfigurable heterogeneous systems, mixed signal circuit testing

Honors and Awards:  NSF CAREER Award (2006); IBM Faculty Award (2007); Best paper awards: VTS (2014); European Test Symposium (2009), ICCD (2005). Honorable mention awards: VTS (2015); VTS (2013); International Test Conference (2011). More than 100 conference and journal papers and one U.S. patent.

Key Activities: Associate editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI systems (2007-2014). Program committee member: IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (2008-2015), IEEE International Test Conference (2007-2015), IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (2004-2015), and IEEE European Test Symposium (2006-2015). Program chair of the International Conference on Computer Design (2013-2015) and was the general chair for IEEE International Mixed-Signals, Sensors and Systems 2009


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Aviral Shrivastava

Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Ph.D. Computer Science, University of California Irvine, 2006

Research Interests: Compilers and micro architectures for embedded systems, including techniques for power, performance reliability, temperature and code size improvement

 Honors and Awards: NSF CAREER Award 2010; Outstanding Junior Researcher in CIDSE 2011; Best paper candidates at ASPDAC 2008 and LCTES 2006, 2010

Key Activities: Program committee member of CASES, CODES+ISSS, LCTES; Referee of Journals: TCAD, TVLSI, TECS, TODAES; Proposal panelist at NSF and DOE 

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​Sarma Vrudhula

Professor, Arizona State University
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, 1985

Research Interests: VLSI design automation and CAD with a focus on improving the power consumption and energy efficiency of digital systems.  His research covers new circuit architectures for low power, including emerging nanoscale hardware approaches at the device, circuit and micro-architecture levels, and post-CMOS device technologies; logic synthesis and optimization, system level dynamic power and thermal management of multicore processors, energy optimization of battery powered computing systems and wireless sensor networks, models and methods for the analysis and optimization of power and performance in the presence of process variations

Honors and Awards: Best researcher, Senior Faculty (CIDSE) 2009, 2011; Best Paper Award: International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) 2008; Outstanding Paper Award: Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems Conference 2001; Directorship, MSF S/IUCRC Center for Low Power Electronics, University of Arizona and Arizona State University; Formerly Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on VLSI and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES); Visiting Scientist with Motorola’s Advanced Design Tools Group, Austin, TX, 2001

Key Activities: Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Embedded Systems; Associate Editor for the IEEE Transaction on CAD

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​Carole-Jean Wu

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2012

Research Interests: Computer architecture: chip-multiprocessors (CMPs) with an emphasis on the high performance and power-efficient cache designs; shared resource management for heterogeneous many-core systems and virtualized systems in cloud computing; performance characterization, analysis and prediction for CMPs

Honors and Awards: Intel Ph.D. Graduate Fellowship 2011-12; Best Paper Award Candidate, ISPASS 2012; Excellence in Leadership Award, Computer Architecture Day,  Princeton 2009; Graduate Fellowship, Princeton University 2006-07

Key Activities: Associate Site Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Embedded Systems; Program Committee Member: IPDPS 2012, ASPLOS 2012;  Reviewer of ACM/IEEE Conferences: MICRO, ISCA, HPCA, CF; Referee of ACM/IEEE Journals: TACO, TOCS, TISSEC, TPDS, TC

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​​Kobayashi Yoshihiro

Ph.D. Architecture on Design Computation, University of California, 2001

Research Interests: Game design, game development, digital fabrication, AI in design, virtual reality, building information modeling, procedural modeling, computer graphics

Honors and Awards: IFC Award at Build Live Tokyo 2010; Technical Award, 7th VR Simulation Contest 2008; Honorable Judge Award, 6th VR Simulation Contest 2007; Best Award on CG Animation, JAPAN CG Grand Prix 1994; SANAE Prize, Waseda University 1994; Best Graduate Essay Award in Dept. of Arch., Waseda University 1992

Key Activities: Editorial Board Reviewer of IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC), Eurographics, International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), and ACM Simulation of Architecture and Urban Design (SIMAUD); International Conference Boarding Member of Europia 13; Conference Review Committee of Associate for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA); Scientific Committee SIGRADI Conference



Shimeng Yu

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2013

Research Interests: Emerging devices and circuits beyond CMOS. New computing paradigms beyond Boolean Logic.

Honors and Awards: Qualcomm Fellowship for Telluride Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, 2013 (1 of 3 winners globally); Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed Students Studying Abroad 2012; IEEE Electron Devices Society PhD Student Fellowship 2012; IEEE Electron Devices Society Masters Student Fellowship 2010; Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF) 2009-2012 (the highest graduate fellowship offered by Stanford University). Innovation Award 2009, Peking University, for significant contribution in research; Undergraduate Academic Star 2009, Peking University; Outstanding Student Award 2009, Education Committee of Beijing, China.

Key Activities: Serves on technical committee of Nanoelectronics and Gigascale systems,  IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.​



 shaikh.ahmed.jpgShaikh Ahmed

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2005

Research Interests: (a) Nanoscale device design for electronic, optoelectronic/photonic, and energy harvesting applications; (b) Quantum phenomena and devices; (c) Peta-scale scientific computing and developing community nanotechnology software.

Honors and Awards: 2013 Dean Juh Wah Chen Outstanding Faculty of Engineering; 2009 Oak Ridge National Lab/ORAU High-Performance Computing Award (his group having successfully scaled its scientific software on more than 130,000 cores in then Jaguar XT5 fastest supercomputing platform in the world); 

Key Activities: authored/co-authored 11 nanoelectronics software tools (nanoFET, CNTFET, QuaMC 2D, Schred, nanoMOS, FETtoy, MOSFET, MOScap, QPC, nanoSSL, and multiscaleTEC); published over 70 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, authored seven book chapters, and delivered more than 75 talks

Gayan.AA.Baduge.jpgGayan Amarasuriya Aruma Baduge

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2013

Research Interests: broad area of communications theory and wireless communications with an emphasis on massive MIMO systems, millimeter-wave communications, cooperative relay networks, device-to-device communications, wireless energy harvesting for IoTs, and physical-layer security.

iraklis.anagnostopoulos.jpg​Iraklis Anagnostopoulos

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., National Technical University of Athens, Microprocessors and Digital Systems Lab, 2014

Research Interests: (i) many-core architectures, (ii) run-time resource management, (iii) dynamic memory management and (iv) embedded systems architectures

Honors and Awards: HiPEAC Paper Award, Design Automation Conference, Austin, Texas, 2013

Key Activities: author, “Trusted Computing for Embedded Systems,” B. Candaele, D. Soudris, I. Anagnostopoulos, ISBN 978-3-319-09420-5, Springer, 2014

ada.chen.jpgAda Chen

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Duke University,  2007

Research Interests: (a) Biomedical imaging, (b) image reconstruction, (c) digital tomosynthesis, (d) image quality analysis, (e) signal and image processing, and (f) simulation and computing

Honors and Awards: 
Research Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2008 

Key Activities: 
Referee/reviewer for: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging; Academic Radiology; Medical Physics; International Journal of Biomedical Imaging; European Journal of Control; Open Access Bioinformatics; Scientific Journals International (SJI); American Society of Mechanical Engineering International Congress & Exposition 2007, Seattle. Program Committee and Referee/Reviewer for conference IEEE 7th International Symposium onBioInformatics & BioEngineering (IEEE-BIBE 2007), Boston, USA


kang.chen.jpgKang Chen
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Clemson University, 2014

Research Interests: mobile and computer networks, with current emphasis on software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), connected vehicle networks and applications, and mobile opportunistic networking and computing

tsuchin.philip.chu.jpgTsuchin Philip Chu

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Senior Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 1982

Research Interests: Non-destructive evaluation - thermography, image correlation, ultrasonics; biomechanics -- testing and measurements of bone allograft and soft tissue of diabetic foot, spinal implants; fracture mechanics -- short crack growth and damage zone evaluation on particulate composites; experimental mechanics -- digital image correlation and laser speckle interferometry; composite materials -- finite element analysis, impact damage and repair, microcracking, porosity; composite structure for advanced spacecraft systems; image analysis and damage assessment of materials; MEMS and Nano-technology: silicon micro-machined vibratory gyroscope, strain measurement of thin film with nano-scale accuracy; CAD/CAM: computer-aided modular fixture design, machine vision

Awards and Honors: ASNT Mentoring Award, 2014; Juh-Wah Chen Outstanding Faculty Award, 2014; Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, 2014; ASNT Faculty Grant Award, 2012; ASNT Fellowship Grant, 2010; Pride @ Boeing Award, 2007.

Key Activities: Currently serving on the ASNT (American Society of Nondestructive Testing) Board of Directors and ASNT St. Louis Section Board of Directors; a co-founder of Clipius Technologies, a think-tank company produces intellectual property in the areas of defense, aerospace and biomedical devices

lalit.gupta.jpgLalit Gupta

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Professor, Department of Mechanical Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, 1986
Lab: Digital Signal Processing

Research Interests: pattern recognition, signal processing, neuroinformatics, and neural networks. Expertise in designing systems for diverse problems such as automatic target recognition, brain-waveform analysis and classification, predicting item difficulties in reading comprehension tests, and predicting and classifying general temporal sequences.

Honors and Awards: contracts from the Army Research office to conduct research in the development of smart munitions, from Seagate Technology on image compression research, from Cleveland Medical Devices on NIH funded projects related to brain wave form analysis and classification, from Think-A-Move Inc. on a NIH funded project related to Human-Machine Interfacing, from Neuronetrix on a NIH funded project on detecting neurological disorders from evoked potentials, and from the Naval Postgraduate School on research related to Human-Machine Interfacing.

Key Activities: associate editor of the Pattern Recognition Journal; Senior Member of the IEEE; research used in textbook (R.C. Gonzales and R.E. Woods, “Digital Image Processing,” Prentice Hall, 2002.)