Faculty

Joseph ZambrenoJoseph Zambreno (email, homepage) has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University since 2006, where he is currently an Associate Professor. Prior to joining ISU he was at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he graduated with his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2006, his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2002, and his B.S. degree summa cum laude in Computer Engineering in 2001. His research interests include computer architecture, compilers, embedded systems, reconfigurable computing, and hardware/software co-design, with a focus on run-time reconfigurable architectures and compiler techniques for software protection.

  

Phillip H. JonesPhillip H. Jones (email, homepage) received his B.S. degree in 1999 and M.S. degree in 2002 in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Ph.D. degree in 2008 in computer engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, Ames, where he has been since 2008. His research interests are in adaptive computing systems, reconfigurable hardware, embedded systems, and hardware architectures for application-specific acceleration.

Students

Clinton YoungCllinton Young (email, LinkedIn) is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. He received his B.S and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. He is currently a research assistant working on automotive security with Prof. Zambreno and Gedare Bloom at Howard University. His research interests include embedded systems, software and hardware security.

  

Murad QasaimehMurad Qasaimeh (email, LinkedIn) joined Iowa State University as a PhD student in Computer Engineering in the Fall of 2015. He received his B.S. in computer engineering from JUST university in 2011, and his M.Sc. from AUS university in 2014. His research interests include image and video processing, parallel hardware architectures, hardware accelerators, FPGA/ASIC design, system on chip (SoC) design, and real-time embedded systems design.

Ben WilliamsBen Williams (email, LinkedIn) is a student pursuing his M.S. in Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering at Iowa State in the Spring of 2016, and is interested in computer vision, machine learning, embedded systems, music and skiing.

  

Pei ZhangPei Zhang (email, LinkedIn) is a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he is working with Prof. Phillip Jones. He received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 2014. His research interests include reconfigurable computing, embedded systems, and acceleration of digital control algorithms.

Mihir AwatramaniMihir Awatramani (email, LinkedIn) is a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he is working with Dr. Diane Rover and Dr. Joseph Zambreno. Before joining Iowa State in Fall 2010, he had completed his B.S in Electronics Engineering from K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai, India in 2009; and worked at Robosoft systems, a robotics company based in Mumbai. His research interests include computer architecture, SIMT architecture based embedded systems and system level performance optimization.

  

Varghese VaidyanVarghese Vaidyan (email) joined Iowa State University as a PhD student in Computer Engineering in the Fall of 2016. He received his BTech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Calicut in 2007, and his M.Sc. in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, UK in 2010. Before joining Iowa State, he worked in industry in an R&D group on an FPGA architectures team and also in academia at King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia. His research interests include parallel hardware architectures, control systems, and hardware accelerators.

Osama AttiaOsama Attia (email, LinkedIn) joined Iowa State University as a PhD student in Computer Engineering in the Fall of 2012. He received his B.S. degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from Mansoura University, Egypt in 2010, and his M.S. degree in Communication & Information Technology from Nile University, Egypt in 2012. His research interests include reconfigurable computing, wireless networks, and embedded systems.

  

Xian ZhuXian Zhu (email, LinkedIn) joined Iowa State University as a PhD student in Computer Engineering in the Fall of 2013 and has been working with Dr. Zambreno since then. He received his B.S. in Information Engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 2010, and his M.S. in Communication and Information System from NUAA in 2013. His research interests include GPGPU micro-architecture and CPU-GPU heterogeneous architecture.

Joseph AveyJoseph Avey (email, LinkedIn) is an M.S. student studying Computer Engineering. Joe received his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University in the Fall of 2016. His research interests include embedded systems, computer vision, and reconfigurable computing.

  

Quinn MurphyQuinn Murphy (email, LinkedIn) is a graduate student pursuing an M.S. in Computer Engineering. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University in the Spring of 2016. His research interests include reconfigurable computing, embedded systems, and computer vision.