Farimah Farahmandi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
University of Florida
Email: farimah@ece.ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 392-0910
Address: 601 Gale Lemerand Dr.
Gainesville, Florida, 32611
Office: MAE 226C

Dr. Farahmandi is the endowed Wally Rhines Professor of Hardware Security, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and the Associate Director of Edaptive Computing Inc., Transition Center (ECI-TC), and Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) at the University of Florida. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida in 2018. Her research has been sponsored by NSF, SRC, DARPA, AFRL, DoD, ONR, Analog Devices, ANSYS, Synopsys, and Cisco. Dr. Farahmandi was awarded the Service Excellence Award (2023) and the Research Excellence Award (2022) from the ECE department at UF and the Young Faculty Award by SRC in 2022.  She is the recipient of the NSF Career Award.

Her areas of research expertise include hardware security verification, formal methods, fault-injection attack analysis, side-channel leakage assessment,  information leakage, secure physical design,  secure supply chain of microelectronics, and post-silicon validation and debugging. Her research has resulted in 7 books, 9 book chapters, 12 issued/pending patents, and numerous publications in the premier ACM/IEEE journals and conferences. 

She has been recognized for her research by receiving several awards including the 2022 Semiconductor Research Corporation Young Faculty Award and the 2022 ECE Research Excellence Award at UF. She is also the recipient of five best paper nominations/awards from IEEE/ACM ASP-DAC and IEEE/ACM DATE as well as IEEE System Validation and Debug Technology Committee Student Research Award, Gartner Group Info-Tech Scholarship, and DAC Richard Newton Young Student Fellowship. 

Dr. Farahmandi currently oversees the Silicon Design and Assurance Lab (SiLDA) and serves as an Associate Editor of IET Computers & Digital Techniques. She has served on many technical program committees as well as organizing committees of premier ACM and IEEE conferences.  She has served on many panels as a moderator or presenter. Previously she served as the Program Chair of IEEE HOST 2023, and is the Program Chair for IEEE HOST 2024. She led the establishment of CAD4Sec (www.cad4security.org), a web portal for sharing solutions, resources, events, and training modules in the area of CAD for SoC Security. She is a member of IEEE and ACM.

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