Al Faruque Named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruque

Nov. 15, 2021Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruque, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been selected as an IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) Distinguished Lecturer for the 2022-2023 term.

The IEEE CEDA Distinguished Lecturer Program promotes the field of electronic design automation to the scientific community and the public at large. The goal is to increase awareness about topics relevant to CEDA by creating a pool of subject matter experts and scholars to present to IEEE chapters and other venues such as universities and companies.

“I am delighted to be selected as a distinguished lecturer by IEEE CEDA and serve in this prestigious position,” said Al Faruque. “I will take this opportunity to lecture about a few emerging issues that intersect design automation, security, low-power, machine learning algorithms, embedded and cyberphysical systems.”

His research is focused on the system-level design of Internet-of-Things, embedded systems, and cyberphysical systems (CPS) with special interests in design automation methodologies and data-driven modeling techniques, including machine learning for design, CPS security, etc. His work involves novel hardware and software design for various CPS application areas, including mobile health, industry 4.0 manufacturing, smart-grid and autonomous vehicles.

As part of the distinguished lecturer appointment, Al Faruque will give invited talks and tutorials internationally in academia and industry. Topics will include “Cross-Layer Security of Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems”; “Design Automation of AI-enabled Edge-based Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems” and “Machine Learning on Graphs for Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems.”

“Many well-known researchers from academia and industry have served this position earlier,” said Al Faruque. “I feel humbled and privileged to be part of this honor.”

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