Saman Zonouz

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I am an Associate Professor at Georgia Tech
School of Cybersecurity and Privacy (SCP) - Office: Coda S0921
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Director,  Cyber-Physical Systems  Track in GTPE

I lead CPSec: Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab. 

We have open PostDoc positions and look for motivated Ph.D. students

Recent PC memberships: IEEE S&P'24, USENIX Security'24, NDSS'24, DSN'24, CCS'23, NDSS'23, DSN'23, CCS'22, NDSS'22, DSN'22, ICCPS'22, NDSS'21, NDSS'20, ICCPS'20, IEEE S&P'20, DSN'20, NDSS'19. 

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.

We won the $65M Georgia Tech-led AI-Manufacturing project - announced by President Biden, 2022. 

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


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, and was ranked #1 in Atlanta's Ultimate Tennis League (139 players) in 2023.