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Mark M. Tehranipoor, PhD

Intel Charles E. Young Preeminence Endowed Chair Professor in Cybersecurity

Associate Chair for Research and Strategic Initiatives

ECE Department, University of Florida

Co-founder, International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)

Co-director, Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research

Email: lastname at ufl dot edu

Awards/Honors  


  • College of Engineering Excellence in Leadership Award, University of Florida, 2017
  • ECE Research Excellence Award, ECE Department, University of Florida, 2017
  • The article titled “Hardware Trojans: Lessons Learned After One Decade of Research" published in IEEE Transactions On Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) was included the 21st Annual Best of Computing in 2016
  • TTTC Most Successful Event Award for HOST Symposium, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, Q. Shi, N. Asadi, D. Forte, and M. Tehranipoor, "A Layout-driven Framework to Assess Vulnerability of ICs to Microprobing Attacks," IEEE Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), 2016.
  • Best Paper Nomination, K. Yang, D. Forte, and M. Tehranipoor, "UCR: An Unclonable Chipless RFID Tag," IEEE Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), 2016.
  • Best Paper Award, “K. Xiao, D. Forte, and M. Tehranipoor, “Efficient and Secure Split Manufacturing via Obfuscated Built-In Self-Authentication,” IEEE Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), 2015”
  • The paper titled “Counterfeit Integrated Circuits: Detection, Avoidance, and the Challenges Ahead” was recognized by JETTA as the most downloaded article in 2014
  • Intel Charles E. Young Preeminence Endowed Professor in Cybersecurity, University of Florida, July 2015-present
  • Elected member of Connecticut Academy and Science and Engineering (CASE), Jan 2015-present
  • Golden Core Member, IEEE, Jan 2013
  • ISE North America, US and Canada, Best Project finalist for establishing CHASE and CSI centers, Nov. 2014
  • ISE Northeast, Best Project finalist for establishing CHASE and CSI centers, Oct. 2014
  • UConn ECE Research Excellence Award, Sep. 2014
  • Charles Knapp Associate Professor, May 2013-August 2014
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop (NATW), 2013
  • F.L. Castleman Associate Professor in Engineering Innovation, April 2012
  • IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Contribution Award, June 2012
  • SOE Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, 2012
  • Best Special Session Award, IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS), 2011
  • IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Speaker
  • ACM Distinguished Speaker
  • Recipient of IEEE Computer Society Certificate of Appreciation, 2009
  • Recipient of IEEE CS TTTC Most Successful Technical Event for HOST'08-09
  • ECE Department Research Excellence Award, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop (NATW), 2009
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2009
  • IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Award, 2008
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop (NATW), 2008
  • Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award, IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop (NATW), 2008
  • Best Panel Award, IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS), 2006
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS), 2005
  • Best Paper Candidate, Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2006
  • Top Ten Paper recognition, International Test Conference (ITC), 2005
  • Received Texas Public Educational Grant, 2002-2004.
  • Ranked 2nd among all EE Undergraduate Students, Amirkabir Univ. of Technology
  • Ranked 1st among all High School Students, Golestan Province

Students Awards from their Projects under my Supervision:

  • Best Poster Award supported by DRAPER, Andrew Stern, Haoting Shen, Xiaolin Xu, Domenic Forte, Mark Tehranipoor, Near Field EM for Foundry of Origin Identification, 2017 FICS Annual Conference on Cybersecurity
  • Best Poster Award, Gustavo K. Contreras, Adib Nahiyan, Domenic Forte, Mark Tehranipoor, Track and Extract: Information Flow Tracking for Security Vulnerability Analysis and Exploit Extraction, 2017 FICS Annual Conference on Cybersecurity
  • Best Poster Award, Troy Bryant, Sreeja Chowdhury, Domenic Forte, Mark Tehranipoor, Nima Maghari, An All Digital PUF (Physically Unclonable Functions) for AMS Applications Using Stochastic Comparator Voltage Offset, 2017 FICS Annual Conference on Cybersecurity
  • Adib Nahiyan and Gus Contreras receive Best Poster Award at the 2016 FICS Annual Conference on Cybersecurity, Title: DSeRC: Design Security Rule Check
  • Mehdi Sadi received Best in Session Award from TECHCON, 2016 for his paper titled BIST-Assisted In-field Aging Reliability Management of SoCs Using On-Chip Clock Sweeping and Machine Learning
  • G. Contreras received Best in Session Award from TECHCON, 2016 for his paper titled Fault Deterministic Vector Analysis and Seed Extraction for LBIST
  • Tauhid Rahman received Best in Session Award from SRC TECHCON, 2016 for his paper titled SRAM Inspired Design and Optimization for Developing Robust Security Primitives
  • Qihang Shi received the Best TA Award from the ECE Department, UConn
  • Xuehui Zhang received the best student award from IEEE Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI Systems (DFT), 2012
  • Andrew Ferraiuolo, Adam Zimmer, and Rifat Chowdhury won the first prize from ECE on their Senior Design Project under my supervision, 2012
  • Nicholas Tuzzio, Xuehui Zhang and Andrew Ferraiuolo: Received the first place prize at the 2011 CSAW - Embedded Systems Challenge (Physical Unclonable Functions)
  • Xuehui Zhang, Nicholas Tuzzio, and Andrew Ferraiuolo: Received the third place prize at the 2011 CSAW - Embedded Systems Challenge (Malicious Processor Design)
  • Junxia Ma: Selected as one of the four finalists for Connecticut Women of Innovation (WOI)
  • Brian Helfer, Theodore Estwan, and Emilio Cepeda won the first prize from ECE on their Senior Design Project under my supervision, 2011
  • Xuehui Zhang: Received First Place Prize at the 2010 CSAW - Embedded Systems Challenge
  • Michel Wang: Received Best in Session Award at TECHCON 2010
  • Nisar Ahmed, UConn SOE Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award, 2010
  • Joseph Larosa, Corey Benoit, Andrew Tan, and Kevin Perkins won the first prize from ECE on their Senior Design Project under my supervision, 2010
  • Junxia Ma: Received Best in Session Award at TECHCON 2009
  • Jeremy Lee: Received the TTTC Best Thesis Research Poster Award, 2008
  • Jeremy Lee: Received the Best Computer Engineering Seminar Presentation, 2008
  • Paul Rago and Aaron Feldstein won the second prize from ECE on their Senior Design Project under my supervision, 2008
  • Nisar Ahmed: received the TTTC 2007 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award
  • Kevin Tyler, Danny Ho, and Vimal Vachhani won the first prize from ECE on their Senior Design Project under my supervision, 2007
  • Nisar Ahmed: received the UMBC-CSEE's Best PhD Thesis Award, 2006