Biographical Sketch

Houman Homayoun is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Davis. He is also the director of National Science Foundation Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust (CHEST). He conducts research in hardware security and trust, applied machine learning and AI, data-intensive computing and heterogeneous computing, where he has published more than 200 technical papers in the prestigious conferences and journals on the subject and directed over $8M in research funding from NSF, DARPA, AFRL, NIST, US Congress, and various industrial sponsors. His work received several best paper awards and nominations in various conferences including ACM GLSVLSI 2016, IEEE ICDM and ICCAD 2019, ISVLSI 2020, IEEE DCAS 2021. His CHEST center received congressional support for research in HW security which was included …

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Two immediate postdoc positions in Cybersecurity, and Machine Learning, as well as multiple PhD and Master (with thesis) positions are available. Please email me a copy of your CV if you are interested.

      New Funding

      Sponsored Research: Total $8,861,000

      2021-2022 $75,000 Grant from CHEST Industry Fund for Do you trust standard cell library?. Role: PI
      2021-2022 $75,000 Grant from CHEST Industry Fund for SHERLOCK: Power Side Channel Attack Resilient Hardware using Emerging Reconfigurable Devices and Logic locking. Role: PI
      2021-2022 $225,000 Grant from NOYCE Foundation for Cross-Layer Approach to Enhance Security/Privacy of AI-enabled IoT Eco-Systems. Role: Co-PI
      2021-2022 $200,000 Grant from Noyce Foundation for Firmware and Hardware Trojan Vulnerability Detection and Mitigation in IoT Supply-Chain. Role: PI
      2020-2021 $160,000 Grant from NSF for RAPID/Collaborative Research: Developing Pandemics and Healing Models for Coronavirus COVID-19 to Assist in Policy Making. Role: PI
      2020-2021 $100,000 Grant from CHEST Center for HW Trojan Detection and Mitigation in IC. Role: PI
      2019-2021 $175,000 Grant from CHEST Center for NATE: A Neural Network Assisted Timing Profiling for Hardware Trojans Detection. Role: PI
      2020-2021 $25,000 Grant from Intel Gift for Development of Curriculum Materials on RTL Acceleration and OneAPI DPC++ Parallel Programming for Intel FPGAs. Role: PI
      2019-2024 $750,000 Grant from NSF for I/UCRC Center for Hardware and Embedded System Security and Trust (CHEST). Role: PI
      2020-2021 $100,000 Grant from CHEST Center for SHERLOCK: Power Side Channel Attack-Resilient Hardware using Emerging Reconfigurable Devices and Logic Locking. Role: PI
      2020-2021 $200,000 Grant from Noyce for IoT Security. Role: Co-PI
      2020-2021 $200,000 Grant from Noyce for Supply Chain Security. Role: PI
      2019-2021 $237,000 Grant from NSF for Run-Time Hardware-Assisted Malware Detection Using Machine Learning. Role: PI
      2017-2018 $ Grant from Planning IUCRC: Center for Hardware and Embedded System Security and Trust (CHEST) Role: PI
      2018-2021 $1.4M Grant from DARPA for developing Machine Learning Algorithms for Detecting Malware. Role: PI
      2017-2020 $1.8M Grant from DARPA/AFRL for Hybrid Non-Volatile Logics to Prevent Reverse Engineering. Role: PI
      2018-2021 $500K Grant from NSF-CNS for Evolution of Computer Vision for Low Power Devices. Role: Co-PI
      2018-2019 $500K Grant from DARPA/AFRL for 3D-Split of Obfuscation and Authentication of logic. Role: Co-PI
      2016-2017 $75K Grant from NIST for Persistence and Extraction of Digital Artifacts from Embedded Systems. Role: Co-PI
      2015-2018 $288K Grant from NSF-CNS for Study Heterogeneous Architecture Design for Emerging Wearable Biomedical Applications. Role: PI
      2015-2017 $330K Grant from DARPA for Reconfigurable STT LUT Logic to Improve Power Efficiency. Role: PI
      2013-2018 $995K Grant from NSF-CPS for a Novel Biomechatronic Interface Based on Wearable Dynamic Imaging Sensors. Role: Co-PI
      2013-2016 $261K Grant from General Motors Corporation for a study of security vulnerability in automotive multimedia systems. Role: Co-PI
      2010-2012 $280K Grant from NSF CRA CI Fellow Program for a study of Heterogeneous Architecture in 3D. Role: PI
      Research Interests
    • Hardware Security and Trust
    • Applied Machine Learning
    • Adversarial Machine Learning
    • Cybersecurity
    • Big Data Computing
    • Algorithms for Energy-Efficient Acceleration of Big Data
    • Heterogeneous Computing
    • Accelerating Wearable Biomedical Computing
    • Heterogeneous Architecture Mapping and Scheduling
    • Emerging STT Logic for Enhancing Hardware Security and Trust
    • 3D Integration and Design
    • Low Power and Thermal Aware Design
    • DRAM Memory Management for Emerging Big Data Applications
    • Emerging Memory Technologies (non-volatile STTRAM, PCM, and volatile HMC)
    • Performance Characterization of Emerging Applications
    • Energy Efficiency and Power Management in Enterprise Datacenter