Biography

Education

  • 2010: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Sorbonne Université (Paris, France)
    • “Dynamic security architecture for multiprocessor systems-on-chip”
    • In partnership with STMicroelectronics
  • 2003/2005: B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science, Sorbonne Université (Paris, France)
    • Specialization in “Architecture and Design of Integrated Systems”
    • Highest honors

Professional experience

  • 2018 – present: Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (aka Assistant Teaching Professor) at University of California, Davis
  • 2017 – 2018: Lecturer at University of California, Davis
  • 2015 – 2016: Contractor at LeafLabs, LLC
    • Working on the Project Ara as team lead on the Firmware Development Kit (FDK) and the Firmware documentation for third-party module developers
    • Project canceled by Google in September 2016
  • 2013 – 2015: Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Sorbonne Université (Paris, France)
    • Porting the Linux kernel to the TSAR manycore processor architecture
    • Advised by Prof. Alain Greiner
  • 2011 – 2012: Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Columbia University
    • “Dynamic Information Flow Tracking in Heterogeneous Processors”
    • Advised by Prof. Simha Sethumadhavan
  • 2010 – 2011: Research Associate at Sorbonne Université (Paris, France)
    • Completed my Ph.D. thesis before defense
    • ~200 hours of teaching at both undergrad and grad levels
  • 2007 – 2010: Embedded systems R&D engineer and Ph.D. candidate at STMicroelectronics (Rousset, France)
    • “Dynamic security architecture for multiprocessor systems-on-chip”
  • 2006: Graduate Intern at Thalès Communication (Colombes, France)
    • Parallelization and deployment of a H.264 video decoder on a multiprocessor virtual system-on-chip prototype using SoCLib SystemC simulation framework
  • 2005 – 2006: Graduate Research Associate at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (New Delhi, India)
    • “Silicon Compaction/Defragmentation for Partial Runtime Reconfiguration”
    • Advised by Prof. Kolin Paul
  • 2005: Graduate Research Assistant at Sorbonne Université (Paris, France)
    • Development of a superscalar processor simulation model using SoCLib SystemC simulation framework

Honors and awards

  • 2018: Elected faculty member of the year by the Davis Computer Science Club

Service

  • Computer Science Undergraduate Affairs (CSUGA) committee: 2018 – present
  • Computer Science ABET committee: 2019 – present
  • Participation in AvenueE mentorship program for transfer students:
    • 2017 – 2018: Ibrahim Elsakka
  • Representative at commencement ceremonies for CS students: June 2018, June 2019

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