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AddressECpE Department, Iowa State University
2215 Coover Hall
Ames, IA 50011
Office2218 Coover (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 a Professor, Associate Chair, and director of the Reconfigurable Computing Lab (RCL). 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), the College of Engineering Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award (2019), and the ECpE department's Warren B. Boast undergraduate teaching award (2009, 2011, 2016).

Research Interests

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

Selected Recent Publications