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 in 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. Houman served as Member of Advisory Committee, Cybersecurity Research and Technology Commercialization working group in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also serving as core group member of hardware security body of knowledge development team supported by the Department of Defense. He was a recipient of 2010 National Science Foundation computing innovation fellow award by CCC/CRA. Since 2017 he has been serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI. He chaired and co-chaired major conferences in ACM including Great Lake Symposium on VLSI.