Houman Homayoun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. He also holds a courtesy appointment with the Department of Computer Science as well as Information Science and Technology Department. Houman joined GMU as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in August 2012. He is the director of GMU’s Accelerated, Secure, and Energy-Efficient Computing Laboratory (ASEEC).
Prior to joining GMU, Houman spent two years at the University of California, San Diego, as NSF Computing Innovation (CI) Fellow awarded by the CRA-CCC working with Professor Dean Tullsen. Houman graduated in 2010 from University of California, Irvine with a Ph.D. in Computer Science. He was a recipient of the four-year University of California, Irvine Computer Science Department chair fellowship. His dissertation, entitled “Beyond Memory Cells for Leakage and Temperature Control in SRAM-based Units, the Peripheral Circuits Story”, was supervised by Professor Alex Veidenbaum from CS Department, and Professor Jean-Luc Gaudiot, and Professor Fadi Kurdahi from ECE Department. Out of thirty-one doctoral dissertations his work was nominated for 2010 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. Houman received the MS degree in computer engineering in 2005 from University of Victoria and BS degree in electrical engineering in 2003 from Sharif University of Technology.
Houman conduct research in big data computing, heterogeneous computing and hardware security and trust, which spans the areas of computer design and embedded systems, where he has published more than 80 technical papers in the prestigious conferences and journals on the subject. He is currently leading six research projects funded by DARPA, AFRL and NSF on the topics of hardware security and trust, big data computing, heterogeneous architectures, and biomedical computing. He successfully completed four projects on “Hybrid Spin Transfer Torque-CMOS Technology to Prevent Design Reverse Engineering”, “Persistence and Extraction of Digital Artifacts from Embedded Systems”, “Inter-core Selective Resource Pooling in a 3D Chip Multiprocessor”, and “Enhancing the Security on Embedded Automotive Systems” funded by DARPA, NIST, NSF and General Motors. Houman received the 2016 GLSVLSI conference best paper award for developing a manycore accelerator for wearable biomedical computing. Since 2017 he has been serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI.
Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University