PhD Electrical Engineering Technical University of Berlin 2017
MS Electrical Engineering Technical University of Berlin 2013
BS Electrical Engineering K. N. Toosi University of Technology 2010
I joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute in July 2020 as an assistant research professor. Before joining WPI, I was an assistant research professor at Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research at University of Florida. I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2017 from the working group SECT, a collaboration of the Technical University of Berlin and Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Germany. My field of research mainly includes non-invasive and semi-invasive side-channel analysis, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs), machine learning, FPGA security, and designing anti-tamper mechanisms against physical attacks. My ACM CCS’17 paper with the title "On the Power of Optical Contactless Probing: Attacking Bitstream Encryption of FPGAs" was awarded the 1st place in Applied Research Competition of European Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) in 2017. I have served as a reviewer for IEEE and ACM journals as well as a technical program committee member of many hardware security conferences, including Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES), Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), and Workshop on Fault Diagnosis and Tolerance in Cryptography (FDTC).
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