I’m an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since Fall 2017. Before joining UNCC, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and Sciences at Florida Tech from 2014 to 2017. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of New Mexico, where I worked with Prof. Jim Plusquellic on Within-Die Delay Variation Measurement And Analysis For Emerging Technologies Using an Embedded Test Structure. I received my M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from University of New Mexico in 2010.I am serving as Guest Editor for Cryptography Special Issue on PUF-Based Authentication, Member on technical program committees of leading conferences and workshops. I am also Vice Program Chair of workshop for women in hardware systems security (WISE), Organizer for summer camp for girls in collaboration with the GE, IEEE Secratery of chapter of IEEE at UNC at Charlotte, reviewer for a number of specialized publications, and NSF Panelist. She is a senior member of IEEE.
My research is focused on design of security and trust hardware primitives including Physical unclonable Functions PUFs, True Random Number Generator TRNGs and design of embedded security frameworks to support higher levels of security and cryptographic engines. The areas include hardware and embedded security.
• IoT security, hardware security and trust
• Supply chain risk management and security
• Physical unclonable functions (PUF) based authentication.
• Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
• High performance computing and hardware accelerators design using FPGAs for small and resource constrained embedded electronic devices.