Houman Homayoun

Assistant Professor
Engineering 3223
Office Hours: 
W: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Computer Engineering

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.

Prior to joining George Mason University, he 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 on power-temperature and reliability-aware memory and processor design optimizations and spans the areas of computer architecture, embedded systems, circuit design, and VLSI-CAD, where he has published more than 30 technical papers on the subject, including some of the earliest work in the field to address the importance of cross-layer power and temperature optimization in memory peripheral circuits.

He is currently leading a number of research projects, including the design of next generation 3D heterogeneous multicores, low power hybrid SRAM-NVM memory hierarchy design, reliability-aware cache design, and power management in data centers. Houman 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, Tehran, Iran.


Semester Catalog Course Room Lecture Times Syllabus
Spring 2018 ECE 611 Advanced Microprocessors Nguyen Engineering Building 1109 W: 7:20 pm - 10:00 pm
Fall 2018 ECE 681 VLSI Design for ASICs Nguyen Engineering Building 5358 W: 7:20 pm - 10:00 pm

MS and PhD Theses

Author Title Thesis Link Program Defense Datesort ascending
Drummond, Matthew Power and Performance Characterization of Splash2 Benchmarks on Heterogeneous Architecture Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Thursday, June 18, 2015
Ashammagari, Adarsh Reddy Improving Performance and Mitigating Temperature Rise with Reconfigurable STT-NV Logic Based Functional Unit Master of Science in Computer Engineering Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Senior Design Projects

Group Members Title Selected Deliverables Semester
B. Cary, N. Kim, D. Korch, D. Sheridan, D. Stein, and J. Vipperman Magic Wand Spring
Marjorie Guillen, Christopher Hall, William Johnson, Graham Page, Henry Pham, Michael Reyes High Frame Rate Embedded Vision for UAVs with FPGA Spring 2016
Mingyu Kim, Mahmoud Namazi Compressive Sensing for Biomedical Data Acceleration on Embedded Low-Power FPGAs Spring 2016

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