The Principal Investigator

Professor Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruque

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Department of Computer Science (Courtesy Appointment)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Courtesy Appointment)
University of California, Irvine

Biography

Mohammad Al Faruque is currently with the University of California Irvine (UCI), where he is an associate professor (with tenure) and directing the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab. Prof. Al Faruque is the recipient of the School of Engineering Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research 2019, the IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems Early-Career Award 2018, and the IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award 2016. He is also the recipient of the  UCI Academic Senate Distinguished Early-Career Faculty Award for Research 2017 and the School of Engineering Early-Career Faculty Award for Research 2017. He served as an Emulex Career Development Chair from October 2012 till July 2015. Before, he was with Siemens Corporate Research and Technology in Princeton, NJ.

His current research is focused on the system-level design of Internet-of-Things (IoT), Embedded Systems, and Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS) with special interests on design automation methodologies, data-driven modeling techniques including machine learning for design, CPS security, etc. His work involves novel hardware and software design for various CPS application areas, including mobile health (mHealth), Industry 4.0 (manufacturing), smart-grid, and autonomous vehicles.

Prof. Al Faruque received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2002 and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Aachen Technical University (RWTH Aachen) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany in 2004 and 2009, respectively. During his M.Sc. he was advised by Rainer Leupers at RWTH Aachen and during Ph.D., he was advised by Jörg Henkel at KIT.

Prof. Al Faruque received the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award 2016 from the Edison foundation, the 2016 DATE Best Paper Award, the 2015 DAC Best Paper Award, the 2009 IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award, the 2016 NDSS Distinguished Poster Award, the 2008 HiPEAC Paper Award, the 2015 Hellman Fellow Award, the 2015 Kane Kim Fellowship Award, the 2017 ICCAD Best Paper Award Nomination, the 2017 DAC Best Paper Award Nomination, the 2012 DATE Best IP Award Nomination, the 2005 DAC Best Paper Award Nomination, the EECS Professor of the year 2015-16 Award, and the 2015 UCI Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research. Besides 100+ IEEE/ACM publications in the premier journals and conferences, Prof. Al Faruque holds 8 US patents. Prof. Al Faruque has published 2 Books in the area of Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems.

Prof. Al Faruque is currently serving as the associate editors of the ACM Transactions on Design Automation on Electronics and Systems and the IEEE Design & Test. He is an IEEE senior member and an ACM senior member.


Current Ph.D. Students

Anthony B Lopez

Ph.D. Candidate

Undergraduate from University of California, San Diego, CA.

Graduate (M.Sc.) degree from UC Irvine

Research areas: CPS Security, Transportation and Automotive Security

Sina Faezi

Ph.D. Candidate

Undergraduate from Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

Graduate (M.Sc.) degree from UC Irvine.

Research areas: Data-Driven Modeling for CPS

Nafiul Rashid

Ph.D. Candidate

Undergraduate from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh.

Graduate (M.Sc.) degree from the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh.  

Research areas: Health IoT, Edge-AI

Anomadarshi Barua

Ph.D. Student

Undergraduate from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.

Graduate (M.Sc.) degree jointly from University of Southampton, UK and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.

Research areas: Embedded and Cyber-Physical System Security, Computer Microarchitecture, Digital Signal Processing.

Shih-Yuan Yu

Ph.D. Student

Undergraduate from National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

Graduate (M.Sc.) degree from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan.  

Research areas: Data-Driven Modeling for CPS

Mohanad Odema

Ph.D. Student

Undergraduate from the Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Graduate (MSc) degree from Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Research areas: Health IoT, Edge-AI, Network Architecture Search

Rozhin Yasaei

M.Sc./Ph.D. Student

Undergraduate from Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

Research areas: Data-Driven Modeling for CPS, CPS Security, IoT Security, Hardware Security.

Arnav Vaibhav Malawade

M.Sc./Ph.D. Student

Undergraduate from UC Irvine.  

Research areas: Smart Grid Security, Battery Security, Biological Additive Manufacturing Security

Yicheng Zhang

M.Sc./Ph.D. Student

Undergraduate from Sichuan University, China.  

Research areas: CPS, Hardware Security.

Berken Utku Demirel

M.Sc./Ph.D. Student

Undergraduate from Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey.

Research areas: Health IoT, Edge-AI, Embedded Systems.

Trier Mortlock

M.Sc./Ph.D. Student

Undergraduate from University of California, Berkeley, CA. 

Research areas: CPS Security, Autonomous Vehicle Security, Manufacturing System Security.


Alumni – Ph.D. Students

Sujit Rokka Chhetri

Undergraduate from the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Graduate (M.Sc.) degree from UC Irvine.

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Data-Driven Modeling of Cyber-Physical Systems using Side-Channel Analysis

Graduation Year: Spring 2018

First Job: Staff Data Scientist at the Palo Alto Networks

Korosh Vatanparvar

Undergraduate from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

Graduate (M.Sc.) degree from the UC Irvine.

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Reliability and Energy Efficient Battery-Powered Cyber-Physical Systems

Graduation Year: Spring 2017

First Job: Senior Scientist at Samsung Research.

Jiang Wan

Undergraduate from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

Graduate (M.Sc.) degree from UC Irvine.

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Modeling and Co-Design of Multi-domain Cyber-Physical Systems

Graduation Year: Spring 2017

First Job: Senior ASIC Digital Design Engineer at Synopsys

Haeseung Lee

Undergraduate from Chung-Ang University, South Korea.

Graduate (M.Sc.) degree from Arizona State University.

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Reliability and Timing Aware GPU Management on Embedded Systems

Graduation Year: Spring 2016

First Job: Senior Software Verification Engineer at Xilinx


Current M.Sc. Students

Panwang Chen (Luke)

Undergraduate from UC Irvine.

Research areas: Embedded Systems – mHealth System

Islam Abdelsalam Bayoumy 

Undergraduate from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Research areas: Edge-Cloud Computing Architecture design and development for mHealth systems


Alumni – M.Sc. Students

Kelvin Phan

Undergraduate from UC Irvine.

Graduation Year: Fall 2019

First Job: Software Engineer at Metronome Software LLC

Ahmet Salih Aksakal

Undergraduate from Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey.

Graduation Year: Fall 2019

First Job: Software Engineer at the Amazon Corporation

Felix Hernandez Ansuategui

Undergraduate from Polytechnical University of Catalonia, Spain.

Graduation Year: Fall 2019

First Job: Big Data Engineer at the atSistemas, Spain.

Salam Zantout

Undergraduate from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Graduation Year: Spring 2017

First Job: Researcher at the Aerospace Corporation

Xiaohong Li (Iris)

Undergraduate from Nanjing University of Post Telecommunications (NJUPT), China (Rank 3/104).

Graduate (M.Sc.) degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (Rank 10/55).

Graduation Year: Spring 2017

First Job: R&D Engineer at Synopsys Inc.


Current Undergraduate Students

  • Tommy NguyenUCI; Project: Data-driven modeling on cyber-physical additive manufacturing; Undergraduate Researcher: since Spring 2020 -.
  • Brandon Hsu: UCI; Project: Autonomous Vehicle Perception, including risk detection, collision prediction, scenario classification, multimodal sensors; Undergraduate Researcher: since Spring 2020 –.
  • Yufan JiangUCI; Project: MINDSIGHT Making Intelligible Decompiled Source by Imposing Homomorphic Transforms; Undergraduate Researcher: since Spring 2020 -.

Current K-12 Students


Current International Visitors


Alumni – Visitors, Undergraduate Students and K-12 Students

  • Aung Myat Thu: UCI; Project: Data-driven modeling of DL code analysis; Autonomous vehicle; Undergraduate Researcher: Spring 2019 – Spring 2020.
  • Emily Sing Yen LamUCI; Project: Data-driven modeling of cyber-physical additive manufacturing; autonomous driving; Undergraduate Researcher: Fall 2019 until Spring 2020.
  • Nathan Darius CostaUCI; Project: Data-driven modeling on cyber-physical additive manufacturing; Undergraduate Researcher: Spring 2019 – Spring 2020.
  • Ahmed DIDOUHPh.D. student from the Polytechnic University of the Hauts-de-France -UPHF-, Valenciennes, France; Project: Securing smart transportation systems; Visiting Graduate Researcher: May 2019 – July 2019.
  • Soheyb RIBOUHPh.D. student from the Polytechnic University of the Hauts-de-France -UPHF-, Valenciennes, France; Project: 802.11p and cellular technology (4G, 5G) based channel estimation in vehicular communications; Visiting Graduate Researcher: May 2019 – July 2019.
  • Shunsuke NegoroMSc student from the Ritsumeikan University, Japan; Project: V2X security; Visiting Graduate Researcher: June 2018 – January 2019.
  • Kendus Tisdale-JeffriesAlabama A & M University through UC-HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  program; Project: Hardware security; Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2019.
  • Derek Duy NguyenUCI; Project: Smart parking; Undergraduate Researcher: Spring 2019 – Spring 2020.
  • Preston Avery RogersUCI; Project: mHealth and V2X security; Undergraduate Researcher: Winter 2017 – Summer 2019.
  • Zainab Faryal KhanUCI; Project: Autonomous vehicle; Undergraduate Researcher: Fall 2017 – Summer 2018.
  • Hamza Ahmed KhanUCI; Project: Autonomous vehicle; Undergraduate Researcher: Fall 2017 – Summer 2018.
  • Gaurav VenkateshUCI; Project: Battery instrumentation; Undergraduate Researcher: Fall 2017 – Summer 2018.
  • Matthew Evan FootittUCI; Project: Battery instrumentation; Undergraduate Researcher: Fall 2016 – Spring 2017.
  • Edwin CordonUCI; Project: Embedded systems security; Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2013 – Spring 2014.
  • Quan Quoc Minh ChauUCI; Project: Automation-as-a-service; Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2014.
  • Irvin HuangUCI; Project: GridMat; Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2013.
  • Ruidi PengUndergraduate student from the Southern University of Science and Technology, China; Project: mHealth; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2020.
  • Ruomeng FanUndergraduate student from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China; Project: mHealth; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2020.
  • Sarah ZhouUndergraduate student from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China; Project: mHealth; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2020.
  • Shanzhao Wang: Undergraduate student from the Southeast University, China; Project: mHealth; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2020.
  • Yuhan Qin: Undergraduate student from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China; Project: mHealth; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2020.
  • Zhenyu Wu: Undergraduate student from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China; Project: mHealth; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2020.
  • Peizhao LiUndergraduate student from the Dalian University of Technology, China; Project: IoT Security – SDR & GNU radio on USRP board exploration; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2019.
  • Chen ChenUndergraduate student from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China; Project: mHealth; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2019.
  • Yang MiaoUndergraduate student from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China; Project: IoT security; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2019.
  • Yuze WangUndergraduate student from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China; Project: Hardware security; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2018.
  • Zhihai DaiUndergraduate student from the Southern University of Science and Technology, China; Project: mHealth; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2018.
  • Zeyu Zhang: Undergraduate student from the Dalian University of Technology, China; Project: Manufacturing; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2018.
  • Yuliang ZhuUndergraduate student from the Dalian University of Technology, China; Project: V2X security; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2018.
  • Yaru NiuUndergraduate student from the South China University of Technology, China; Project: mHealth; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2018.
  • Yicheng ZhangUndergraduate student from the Sichuan University, China; Project: Hardware security; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2017.
  • Jiahao FuUndergraduate student from the Sichuan University, China; Project: Manufacturing security; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2017.
  • Jiazhi, LiUndergraduate student from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China; Project: Manufacturing security; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2017.
  • Wenlin YaoUndergraduate student from the Dalian University of Technology, China; Project: H.264 for GPGPU; Visiting Undergraduate Researcher: Summer 2014.
  • Tom KhanK-12 student from University High School; Project: What you see is what you eat; K-12 Student: Summer 2018.
  • Labiba SalehK-12 student from University High School; Project: Embedded systems; K-12 Student: Summer 2015.
  • Tahmid KhanK-12 student from University High School; Project: Embedded systems; K-12 Student: Summer 2014.
  • Aurik SarkerK-12 student from Oxford Academy in Cypress, CA; Project: Embedded systems; K-12 Student: Summer 2013.