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Research Interests

  • Design automation for hardware security and resilience
  • side channel attacks and resistance
  • Intersection of security, AI and automated VLSI design, verification, validation and test
  • Developing sustainable semiconductor workforce pipeline

On-going research projects:

  • Red teaming AI systems (DoE/INL/LDRD)
  • Secure IoT systems (DoE/INL/LDRD)
  • GenCyber (NSA); CS for All:RFP (NSF); RET site: Supporting teachers and computing knowledge (NSF); Western Regional Noyce Network (NSF)

Professional Activities

  • NSF panel reviewer
  • Editor in Chief ASEE Computers in Education Journal
  • Associate Editor Springer Nature Computer Science Journal
  • Organizing and/or Technical Committee for several IEEE conferences including iSES, CSR, ICCE, ISVLSI
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • ACM Senior Member

Honors and Awards

  • INL Center for Advanced Energy Studies (Inaugural) Fellow
  • ASTE Award IV for Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator Award Finalist, ASEE Rocky Mountain Section
  • Erdos Number 2