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Biographical Sketch

Houman Homayoun is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. He also holds a joint appointment with the Department of Computer Science as well as Information Science and Technology Department. He is the director of GMU’s Green Computing and Heterogeneous Architectures (GOAL) Laboratory. Prior to joining George Mason University, Houman spent two years at the University of California, San Diego, as National Science Foundation Computing Innovation (CI) Fellow awarded by the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC).
Houman’s research is in big data computing, heterogeneous computing, hardware security and trust, and spans the areas of computer design and embedded systems, where he has published more than 70 technical papers in the most prestigious conferences and journals on the subject. He is currently leading a number of research projects, including the design of next generation heterogeneous architectures for big data processing, non-volatile STT logic to prevent design reverse engineering, heterogeneous accelerator platforms for wearable biomedical computing, and logical vanishable design to enhance hardware security which are all funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), General Motors Company (GM), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and Air Force Research Laboratory(AFRL). He received the 2016 GLSVLSI conference best paper award. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI (TVLSI).
Houman was a recipient of the four-year University of California, Irvine Computer Science Department chair fellowship. Houman received his PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine in 2010, an MS degree in computer engineering in 2005 from University of Victoria, Canada and his BS degree in electrical engineering in 2003 from Sharif University of Technology.

Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University