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. He is the director of GMU’s Green Computing and Heterogeneous Architectures (GOAL) Laboratory. Prior to joining George Mason University, Professor Homayoun 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). Prior to his academic appointment, Professor Homayoun worked as a Design Architect in a variety of roles and on the development of numerous industrial hardware systems and EDA tools.
Professor Homayoun research is in big data computing, heterogeneous computing, computer architecture, embedded system design, memory design, DRAM Design, Green and Low Power Computing, and spans the areas of computer design and embedded systems, where he has published more than 60 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 multicores for big data processing, low power hybrid SRAM-NVM memory hierarchy design, non- volatile STT logic, heterogeneous accelerator platforms for wearable biomedical compu- ting, and logical vanishable design to enhance hardware security which are all funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), General Motors Company (GM) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Professor Homayoun was a recipient of the four-year University of California, Irvine Computer Science Department chair fellowship. He 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.

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