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Mehran Mozaffari Kermani

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Assistant Professor

ENB 338
813-974-2671
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Biography:
Mehran Mozaffari Kermani is an Assistant Professor in The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida. Prior to his appointment at USF, he was an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering Department of Rochester Institute of Technology. His primary research interests are fault diagnosis and tolerance in cryptography, cryptographic engineering, and computer arithmetic. He has been a senior ASIC/layout designer at the Advanced Micro Devices, integrating sophisticated security/cryptographic capabilities into accelerated processing. Moreover, he was a recipient of the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship tenured at Princeton University and the Texas Instruments Faculty Award (Douglas Harvey). He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (TVLSI), the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS), and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS I). Furthermore, he has been the Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB), and the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) for special issues on security. He has been the TPC and organizing committee member for a number of conferences including HOST (Publications Chair), DAC, DATE, RFIDSec, LightSec, WAIFI, FDTC, and DFT. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Research Interests:
Fault Diagnosis and Tolerance in Cryptography, Cryptographic Engineering, and Computer Arithmetic

Teaching Interests:
Cryptographic Engineering
Fault-Tolerant Computing
Computer Arithmetic
Digital Systems
VLSI Testing

Education:
Postdoc in Electrical Engineering Department of Princeton University (2013)
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Western University, Canada (2011)
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Western University, Canada (2007)
B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran (2005)

Honors and Awards:
• (2017, 2015) Faculty Award for Exemplary Research Performance, RIT (Engineering)
• (2017) Faculty Award for Engaging Graduate Students in Research, RIT (Engineering)
• (2016) Elevated to a Senior Member of the IEEE
• (2014) Featured Faculty in Research, RIT
• (2014) Texas Instruments Faculty Award (Douglas Harvey)
• (2012) NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) at Princeton University (this two-year award is one of the most prestigious postdoctoral awards in Canada, acceptance rate: 9% in 2011)
• (2012) Princeton's supplement for postdoctoral fellowship award

Key Activities:
• Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS I)
• Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (TVLSI)
• Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS)
• Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
• Guest Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB)
• Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC)
• TPC and organizing committee member for HOST (Publications Chair), DAC, DATE, RFIDSec, LightSec, WAIFI, FDTC, and DFT