Saman Zonouz

I am an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rutgers University.

Recent PC memberships: NDSS 2022, DSN 2022, ICCPS 2022, NDSS 2021, NDSS 2020, ICCPS 2020, IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland) 2020, DSN 2020, NDSS 2019, DSN 2019, DSN 2018, CCS 2017, DSN 2017, ISSRE 2017.

I have served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids.


I received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2019.

I received NSF CAREER Award in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Project started in 2015.


Detailed CV including the publications

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science at UIUC in 2011 with Prof. William Sanders (currently Dean of Engineering, CMU), and B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2006.


My research interests are in cyber-physical systems security (currently supported by NSF, DOEnergy, DOEducation, ONR, DHS, ARPA-E, AFOSR, Siemens Research, Accenture Research, GrammaTech, Fortinet, Google, ETAP and WindRiver).
My group is looking at:

  • Cyber-Physical Security and Privacy

  • Embedded/IoT Intrusion Detection and Response

  • Trustworthy and Efficient Artificial Intelligence


I am looking for self-motivated students with strong systems security, formal methods, and control theory background.

Email: saman.zonouz@rutgers.edu




Non-professional activities: I train for triathlons; have completed Escape-to-Miami 2013, ITU San Diego 2014, and Palm Spring HITS Triathlon 2015.

Currently, I train for and compete in USTA Tennis League (Singles) - qualified to Nationals Competition in Las Vegas 2018.