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AddressECpE Department, Iowa State University
2215 Coover Hall
Ames, IA 50011
Office327 Durham (map) (floorplan)
Phone(515) 294-3312
Fax(515) 294-1152
Emailzambreno AT iastate DOT edu

Brief Biography

Joseph A. Zambreno has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University since 2006, where he is currently an Associate Professor, director of the Reconfigurable Computing Lab (RCL), and site director for the Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC). 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. While at Northwestern University, Dr. Zambreno was a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, a Northwestern University Graduate School Fellowship, a Walter P. Murphy Fellowship, and the EECS department Best Dissertation Award for his Ph.D. dissertation titled "Compiler and Architectural Approaches to Software Protection and Security." He is a recent recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2012), as well as the ISU award for Early Achievement in Teaching (2012) and the ECpE department's Warren B. Boast undergraduate teaching award (2009, 2011).

Research Interests

Computer architecture, compilers, embedded systems, and hardware/software co-design, with a focus on run-time reconfigurable architectures and compiler techniques for software protection. More generally, I am interested in reconfigurable computing, including the design and implementation of optimized FPGA architectures in various real-world domains such as cryptography, image and video processing, and data mining.

Selected Recent Publications