Editorial Board (K-N)

Jan Kallberg

United States Military Academy

West Point, New York

Army Cyber Institute at West Point

About Dr. Kallberg

Jan Kallberg received the J.D./LL.M. degree from Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, and the M.A. degree in political science and the Ph.D. degree in public affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA.

He did his post-doctoral research as a Research Scientist with the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, under Dr. B. Thuraisingham guidance.

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He has been published in Strategic Studies Quarterly, Joint Forces Quarterly, the Air and Space Power Journal, Military Review, the IEEE IT Professional, and the IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. He is a member of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.

He has served on the Editorial Board of the IEEE ACCESS for the last three years. He has served on the Editorial Board for three years and acquired an understanding of the aims and targets for the future IEEE Access development. He has an emphasis of maintaining and further support IEEE Access unique position as a peer-reviewed rapid publishing journal.

As a Researcher in cyber, with focus on societal and national security implications, he sees firsthand the need for a multidisciplinary rapid turnaround journal that enables research that are in the intersections of different disciplines to have a high quality venue that also matches the need for rapid publishing in an ever changing research environment.

Ramesh Karri

New York University

Brooklyn, New York

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the Polytechnic School of Engineering

About Dr. Karri

Ramesh Karri received the Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering from the University of California at San Diego. He is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University.

His research interests include trustworthy ICs and processors, high assurance nanoscale IC architectures and systems, very large scale integration (VLSI) design and test, and interaction between security and reliability.

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He has authored over 150 journal and conference publications in these areas. He has written two invited articles in the IEEE Computer on Trustworthy Hardware, an invited article in digital logic design using memristors in the PROCEEDINGS OF IEEE and an invited article in the IEEE Computer on Reliable Nanoscale Systems. He was a recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is the Area Director of Cyber Security with the NY State Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies, NYU-Poly, a Hardware Security Lead of the Center for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy, and the Co-Founder of the Trust-Hub, and organizes the annual red team blue team event at NYU, the Embedded Systems Challenge.

He co-founded the IEEE/ACM Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH). He was the Program Chair (2012) and General Chair (2013) of the IEEE Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust. He was the Program Co-Chair (2012) and General Co-Chair (2013) of the IEEE Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerant Nano VLSI Systems. He was the General Chair of the 2009 and 2013 NANOARCH. He is the General Co-Chair of ICCD 2015, RFIDSEC 2015, and WISEC 2015. He serves on several program committees. He co-founded and served as the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Nanoscale Architectures.

He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION FORENSICS AND SECURITY (2010–2014), and has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN since 2014, the ACM Journal of Emerging Computing Technologies since 2007, and the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems since 2014. He has been the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor since 2013. He is on the Executive Committee of the IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference leading the Security@DAC initiative.

He organized/delivered-invited tutorials on Hardware Security and Trust (the VLSI Test Symposium in 2012 and 2014, the International Conference on Computer Design in 2012, the IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop in 2013, the Design Automation and Test in Europe in 2013, the IEEE International Test Conference in 2014, the IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference in 2014, and the IEEE LATW in 2014).

Shahidul Islam Khan

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Ramna Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About Dr. Khan

Shahidul Islam Khan (S’86-M’86-SM’89) received the Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, on power electronics in 1986.

He is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Ramna Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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He served as the Head of the Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Director of the Centre for Energy Studies, BUET. He has also been a visiting faculty member at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

His research is focused on renewable energy (solar PV, wind energy, and hybrid systems) and sustainable technologies. He authored over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and at international and national conferences.

He has led projects on solar energy and energy efficiency funded by the Government of Bangladesh and international agencies such as USAID, German Development Cooperation (GIZ), European Union, etc. He served in numerous governmental committees on energy projects and makes regular national media appearances on power, energy, and technology policy issues.

Hulya Kirkici

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Dr. Kirkici

Hulya Kirkici (S’89-M’89-SM’97) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1981 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, in 1990.

She is currently Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, USA, where she teaches and conducts research.

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Previously, she was a visiting scientist/engineer at NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA (1999-2000) and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA (1993-2016). Her research interests are in electrical insulation and high-frequency dielectric breakdown in space and aerospace environments, cold plasmas, repetitive pulsed power, and high-voltage engineering. She has published numerous journal and conference papers and given invited talks in these related topics (in the USA, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, and China).

Dr. Kirkici is a member of American Physical Society (APS), Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, and American Association of University Women (AAUW). She was the President of IEEE DEIS (2009 and 2010), members of the TAB Finance and IEEE Conferences Committees (2011 and 2012), and has been the IEEE PSPB Treasurer since 2012.

She received the Presidential Faculty Fellowship by President Clinton in 1995, the National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship in 1994, and the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000.

She is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, the Co-Founder of the Berkeley Center for New Media, the African Robotics Network, the Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics, the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative, Hybrid Wisdom Labs, and the Moxie Institute.

Cheruvu Siva Kumar

Indian Institute of Technology

Kharagpur, India

Faculty Member of the Mechanical Engineering Department

About Dr. Kumar

Cheruvu Siva Kumar (M’12) was born in India in 1966. He received the Bachelor of Technology degree in Manufacturing Science and Engineering in 1987 and the doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995, both from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

He is currently a faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

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He works primarily in the area of Robotics and Intelligent Systems and also in areas of CAD-CAM and Computer Networks. He worked briefly in the manufacturing industry in 1987 and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Science and Technology Agency (now JSPS) at AIST (formerly Electro Technical Laboratory), Tsukuba, Japan, in 1999. His research areas span control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, flexure-based micro-grippers, humanoid robots, and direct digital manufacturing of metals using additive processes and in computer networks.

Dr. Kumar is a member of professional international organizations, namely IEEE, ASME, and AUVSI. In India he is serving in national bodies as an expert member in the Marine Systems panel of the Naval Research Board, as an advisor for the Additive Manufacturing Society of India, and member of a telecom engineering center working group on QoS networks. He has over 50 archived publications in international journals, conferences, and book chapters and has filed two patents.

Gianluca Lazzi

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Dr. Lazzi

Gianluca Lazzi (S’94–M’95–SM’99–F’08) received the Dr.Eng. degree in electronics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, in 1998.

He is a USTAR Professor and the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Utah since 2009

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Gianluca Lazzi, PhD, MBA, is a USTAR Professor and the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Utah since 2009. His research work has been sponsored by several US federal agencies, including the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE). He has made significant contributions to the fields of bioelectromagnetics, liquid metal electronics, antennas, wireless electromagnetics, magnetic neurostimulation, and computational neuroscience.

For the past 16 years, he has been working on several research aspects toward the development of an artificial retina to restore partial vision to the blind. Dr. Lazzi is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the AIMBE. He has published over 200 papers in journals, conference proceedings, and books. His research work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, the Economist, MSNBC, MIT Technology Review, and several others.

Yilu Liu

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Governor’s Chair Professor

About Dr. Liu

Yilu Liu received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

She is currently a Governor’s Chair Professor with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN. She is also the Deputy Director of the DOE/NSF-co-funded engineering research Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks.

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Prior to joining UTK/ORNL, she was a Professor with Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. She led the effort to create the North American Power Grid Monitoring Network, Virginia Tech, which is currently operated at UTK and ORNL as FNET/GridEye.

Her current research interests include power system wide-area monitoring and control, large interconnection level dynamic simulations, electromagnetic transient analysis, and power transformer modeling and diagnosis. She received sponsorships of over U.S. $11 million in personal funding research and over U.S. $31.5 million jointly with other PIs.

Jian-Yu Lu

The University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio

Professor with the Department of Bioengineering

About Dr. Lu

Jian-Yu Lu (S’86-M’88-SM’99-F’08) received the B.S. degree in 1982 from Fudan University, Shanghai, China; the M.S. degree in 1985 from Tongji University, Shanghai, China; and the Ph.D. degree in 1988 from Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

He was a postdoctoral research fellow from 1988-1990 at Mayo Clinic/Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, USA. Dr. Lu became a full professor at The University of Toledo (UT), Toledo, OH, USA, in 1997 and an adjunct professor in College of Medicine in 1998.

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Before joining UT, he was an associate professor at Mayo Clinic. His research interests are in medical ultrasound.

Dr. Lu served as the President of IEEE UFFC Society from 2014-2015, EIC of IEEE Transactions on UFFC from 2002-2007, General Chair of 2008 IEEE IUS, TPC Chair of 2001 IEEE IUS, and an Elected AdCom member of IEEE UFFC-S from 2009-2011.

Dr. Lu is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Saeid Nahavandi

Deakin University

Geelong, Vic, Australia

Alfred Deakin Professor and the Chair of Engineering

About Dr. Nahavandi

Saeid Nahavandi (M’92-SM’07) received B.Sc. (Honors), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Control Engineering from Durham University, Durham, UK in 1985, 1986, and 1991, respectively.

He then joined Massey University, Palmerstown North, New Zealand, where he taught and led research in robotics and intelligent systems.

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In 1998, he joined Deakin University, Geelong, Vic, Australia, where he currently holds the titles of Alfred Deakin Professor and the Chair of Engineering. He is the director for the Center for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin University with 60 researchers.

Prof. Nahavandi has been an active researcher in the area of intelligent systems since the late 1980s. He received the Prince & Princess of Wales Science Award in 1994 and won the title of Young Engineer of the Year in 1996. He has carried out industry-based research with companies and organizations such as ABB, Air-International, Australian Defence Force, BNP, Boeing, Bosch, FESTO, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Nissan, Omron, Pacifica, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, and Vestas.