Advanced Integrated Cyber-Physical Systems (AICPS) Lab

Prof. Mohammad Al Faruque

  • PhD: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 2009
  • MSc: Aachen Technical University (RWTH), Germany, 2004
  • BSc: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 2002
  • Prof. Al Faruque is the recipient of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering Early-Career Faculty Award for Research 2016-17

This is the highest award from the school of engineering. Prof. Al Faruque received it for his research contribution in the area of embedded systems.


  • Prof. Al Faruque is the recipient of the IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award 2016

IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award ( honors an individual who has made innovative and substantial technical contributions to the area of Electronic Design Automation in the early stages of his or her career. Prof. Al Faruque is selected as the recipient of this very competitive award and will be presented with it at ICCAD 2016. 


  • Prof. Al Faruque is the recipient of the Thomas Edison Patent Award 2016

Patent: "Network as automation platform for collaborative E-car charging at the residential premises" US8957634 B2

Each year the Research & Development Council of New Jersey ( honors the winners of the Thomas Edison Patent Awards at its annual Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception in the IMAX Theater of the Liberty Science Center.  Prof. Al Faruque is selected as the recipient of this very prestigious award for his innovation.


  • Prof. Al Faruque is the recipient of the EECS Professor of the Year 2015-16 Award

Prof. Al Faruque has received the EECS Professor of the Year 2015-16 Award by the Engineering Student Council (ESC). The award was announced during the National Engineers Week (EWeek) 2016. For more information about the E-Week 2016 award please visit

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  • DATE Best Paper Award 2016

Paper: "OTEM: Optimized Thermal and Energy Management for Hybrid Electrical Energy Storage in Electric Vehicles"

CECS member and EECS Professor Mohammad Al Faruque and his student, Korosh Vatanparvar have received the best paper award at the IEEE/ACM Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) held in Dresden. DATE is one of the most prestigious conferences in the embedded systems and VLSI/CAD areas. This year DATE received over 800 submissions of which ~20% were accepted. Prof. Al Faruque is one of the few individuals worldwide who has received the best paper awards in all the top three CAD conferences (DATE 2016, DAC 2015, and ICCAD 2009). For more information about DATE visit

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  • NDSS Distinguished Poster Award 2016

Poster: "Exploiting Acoustic Side-Channel for Attack on Additive Manufacturing Systems"

CECS member and EECS Professor Mohammad Al Faruque and his student, Sujit Rokka Chhetri have received the distinguished poster award at the Internet Society the  Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) held in San Diego. NDSS is one of the most prestigious conferences in the security area. For more information about NDSS visit

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  • Prof. Al Faruque received competitive Kane Kim Collaborative Fellowship Award for 2015-2016
  • Prof. Al Faruque received prestigious Hellman Fellowship Award for 2015-2016
  • DAC Best Paper Award 2015

Paper: "Battery Lifetime-Aware Automotive Climate Control for Electric Vehicles"

EECS Professor Mohammad Al Faruque and his student, Korosh Vatanparvar have received the best paper award at the IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) held in San Francesco. DAC is the oldest and most prestigious conference in the field of very-large-scale integration (VLSI) and computer-aided design (CAD) received more than 800 submissions, from which only 162 papers were accepted. For more information about DAC visit

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  • Undergraduate student of our group Quan received the prestigious 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
  • Graduate student Hsinchung chen (Andrew) received Broadcom Foundation Fellowship 2015 (PI: Prof. Mohammad Al Faruque and Co-PI Prof. Pai Chou)
  • Graduate students from our lab Jiang Wan and Haeseung Lee received Richard Newton Young Fellow award at DAC 2014
  • Prof. Al Faruque is a Emulex Career Development Chair for 2012 -2015.
  • Prof. Al Faruque received best IP award nomination for DATE, 2012
  • Prof. Al Faruque received the IEEE/ACM WILLIAM J. MCCALLA ICCAD Best Paper Award 2009

Paper: "TAPE: Thermal-Aware Agent-Based Power Economy for Multi/Many-Core Architectures"


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  • Prof. Al Faruque received HiPEAC Paper Award, 2008
  • Prof. Al Faruque received best paper award nomination for DAC, 2005
  • Prof. Al Faruque received RWTH masters scholarship, for class performance, 2003


Current Research Funding

UCI-PI: "CPS: TTP Option: Medium: Collaborative Research: Low-Cost, High-Throughput, Cyber-Physical Synthesis of Encrypted DNA", National Science Foundation (NSF), October 2017 - September 2020


Cash Gift, Thanks to Rockwell Collins


PI: "Hardware Trojan Detection and Localization through Digital Twin of the Integrated Circuits", ONR, Awarded. September 2017 - September 2020


PI: "Dynamic Data Driven Application Systems for Creating and Updating the Digital Twin", Siemens Corporation, July 2017 - September 2017


Cash Gift, Thanks to Hyundai.


PI: "Secure & Resilient Functional Modeling for Navy Cyber-Physical Systems", ONR, October 2016 - September 2019


Co-PI: "Multi-Scale Analysis and Control of Smart Energy Systems", National Science Foundation (NSF), September 2016 - August 2018


PI: "Cybermanufacturing: Defending Side Channel Attacks in Cyber-Physical Additive Layer Manufacturing System", National Science Foundation (NSF), October 2015 - September 2017


PI: "Simulation Test Bed for Neighborhood Level Electric Vehicle Charge Control Algorithm", Department of Energy (DOE), March 2013 - September 2013


PI: "Towards Secured Societal-Scale Cyber-Physical Transportation System", Hellman Foundation, July 2015 - September 2016


PI: "Physical Security Vulnerability for Additive Layer Manufacturing", Siemens Corporation, July 2015 - September 2015


PI : "Securing Wireless Communication in IoT Applications Via Physics-based Techniques", Broadcom Foundation, 2016


PI : "M2M-Tracking: Collaborative Localization using M2M-Assisted Particle Filter", Broadcom Foundation, Co-PI: Pai Chou, 2015


PI: "Secure and Robust Functional Modeling Compiler for Cyber-physical Systems", Siemens Corporation, July 2014 - September 2014


PI: "Critical Infrastructure Forensics (CIF)", Seed Funding Awards, July 2016 - September 2017


PI: "Defense Against Power Side Channel Attacks in Cyber-Physical Additive Layer Manufacturing Systems", Kane Kim Collaborative Fellowship, October 2015 - July 2016 (awarded) Co-PIs: K. Smedley and M. Green


Co-PI: "Towards Modeling the Water-Energy Nexus to Enable Effective IoT Proliferation", Interdisciplinary Innovation Initiative (I3), July 2015 - September 2016 (awarded), PIs: Fadi Kurdahi (EECS), Soroosh Sorooshian (CEE), Ahmed Eltawil (EECS), Amir AghaKouchak (CEE), Mohamad Al Faruque (EECS)


PI: "Research Award", CORCL, July 2016 - September 2016


PI: "Research Award", UCInspire, July 2016 - September 2017


PI: "Battery Lifetime-Aware Cyber-Physical Electric Vehicle Driving Management", CORCL Single Investigator Innovation Grant


PI : "2014-2015 Research and Travel Award", CORCL


PI: "Parallelization of the H.264 on GPU architecture", ENGSURF fellowship, June 2014 - August 2014


PI: "Desktop computing infrastructure: cash support ", FDCI, February 2013-September 2013


PI: "Emulex Career Development Chair", Emulex, October 2012 - September 2015


PI: "Advanced Integrated Cyber-Physical Systems Lab", Internal funding (not detailed)

Hardware and Software Platform Donation

SCADE Academic Program Academic Partner of Esterel Technologies, a leading provider of critical systems and software development solutions for the Aerospace & Defense - DO-178C Qualified , Rail Transportation - EN 50128:2011 Certified, Nuclear & Energy - IEC 60880 Compliant, Industrial - IEC 61508 Certified and Automotive - ISO 26262 Certified domains. System and software engineers use ANSYS SCADE. solutions to graphically design, verify, and automatically generate critical systems and software applications with high dependability requirements.

SCADE academic license

NVIDIA donated Tesla K40 GPU and NVIDIA Jetson TK1 development kit to support our research.


LMS: AMESim multi-physics, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool. Thanks to LMS for their support in our research.
HAPS prototyping board having two large Virtex-5 LX330 FPGA Motherboards where each FPGA has approx. 2,000,000 ASIC gates (total: 8 FPGA = 16 Million ASIC gates). Approx. market price of such board is $200,000.

4 DIGILAB-XUP-V5 and ISE Design Suite License for 25 seats



Huge amount of sensors have been donated by this south Korean company (market price more than $8000 with university discount included)



CC2530 Development kit and associated software


About the company logos: Siemens, Nvidea, Emulex, Xilinx, Maxfor, and Texas Instrument logos are downloded from the available Internet sites. The list is based on time of donation starting from the most recent one.

Previous Funding

PI, "Smart Grid Capable Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) for Residential Applications", in response to DOE-FOA-0000554, US Department of Energy, Total Budget: $2,365,172, 2011-October 2012 (During affiliation with Siemens Corporation)


Co-PI, "Integrated Control for Building Energy Management", in response to Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), 12 EB-EW4-016, US Department of Defense (DoD). Total budget: $2,037,001.04, 2011, (During affiliation with Siemens Corporation)


Co-PI, "Intel Labs Single-chip Cloud Computer Research Proposal: Power Management for Voltage-Partitioned Multicore Platforms", Total Budget: Hardware equipment costing around $10,000. 2010. (During affiliation with KIT)

About the funding organization logos: NSF, DOE, ONR, DOD, Hellman, Intel, Broadcom, UCI, Hyundai, Rockwell Collins, and Siemens Corporation logos are downloded from the available Internet sites.
  Last updated on July 15, 2017