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Dr. Soheil Salehi

Doctoral Graduate

Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Arizona

Ph.D. (University of Central Florida)

My name is Soheil Salehi and I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and NSF-Sponsored CIFellow in the Accelerated, Secure, and Energy-Efficient Computing (ASEEC) Laboratory and the Center for Hardware and Embedded-system Security and Trust (CHEST) at the University of California, Davis (UCD) performing research under mentoring of Dr. Houman Homayoun with research focus on Privacy, Security, and Trust in Computer Systems. My postdoctoral fellowship is supported by the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) under the NSF-Sponsored Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows) Program for 2020. I completed my Computer Engineering Ph.D. in May 2020 at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where I received my M.S. degree in Computer Engineering in December 2016. I completed my doctoral research in the Computer Architecture Laboratory (CAL) under the supervision of Dr. Ronald F. DeMara at UCF. I was a Graduate Research Assistant supporting an NSF-Sponsored Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems project and was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCF from 2014 to 2018. My technical research interests include: Energy-Efficient and Intelligent Signal Conversion and Processing in Internet of Things (IoT), Spin-Based Devices, Reconfigurable and Adaptive Computer Architectures, Low-Power and Reliability-Aware VLSI circuits, Neuromorphic and Biologically-inspired AI Hardware, and Hardware Security in IoT. My educational interests span laboratory-based instruction, technology-enabled learning, and feedback-driven formative assessment. I was the founding president of Computer Hardware Innovation and Design Association (CHIDA), which provides programs that encourage academic excellence, innovation and personal growth by providing students with the tools, resources, guidance and inspiration to build their own future in the field of computer architecture. Additionally, I was the founding president of the Student Laureates of STEM Teaching and Learning (SLSTL), which plays an active role in the advancement of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by providing financial and academic support to graduate and undergraduate students in STEM disciplines. I have credentialed with the Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty Workshop covering evidence-based and emerging teaching methods. I was the recipient of an ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) dissertation forum grant in 2019 and the sole recipient of the UCF Excellence by a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the university-level in 2016. I was nominated for the 30-Under-30 award at the University of Central Florida in 2020.