Al Faruque Research Honored

DATE 2016 Best Paper AwardJuly 6, 2016 - Mohammad Al Faruque, electrical engineering and computer science assistant professor, and his graduate student Korosh Vatanparvar received the best paper award last spring at an international conference. The paper, “OTEM: Optimized Thermal and Energy Management for Hybrid Electrical Storage in Electric Vehicles,” was recognized at the IEEE/ACM Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference, held in Dresden, Germany, in March.

The paper presents a new technique for optimizing the utilization of the battery/ultracapacitor and the battery temperature in a hybrid vehicle’s system to extend driving range and improve battery life.

The DATE conference, one of the most prestigious in the area of embedded systems and VLSI/CAD, had more than 800 papers submitted this year; only 20 percent were accepted. Al Faruque is among a select group of researchers who have received best paper awards at the top three CAD conferences worldwide: DATE (2016), Design Automation Conference (DAC 2015) and International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD 2009).

Al Faruque’s team also received the Distinguished Poster Award at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium this year for its work on detecting and preventing cyberattacks in 3-D printers by analyzing the acoustic, electromagnetic and thermal signals they emit.

“I am very pleased that the research community has recognized the value of our work toward building new design-automation methodologies for secured and energy-efficient embedded and cyber-physical systems, including electric vehicles and 3-D printers,” said Al Faruque.