The University of Arizona

Center Co-Director

- Salim Hariri, PhD, (520) 621-4378, [about]

UA Site Director

- Ali Akoglu, PhD, (520) 626-5149,  [about]

Research Director

- Cihan Tunc, PhD., cihantunc@email.arizona.edu  [about]

UA CAC Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Director

- Talal Moukabary, MD, FHRS  [about]

Affiliated Researchers

Ph.D. Youssif Al-Nashif, Florida Polytechnic University.
Ph.D. Don P. Cox, Avirtek.
Ph.D. Nizar Al-Holou, University of Detroit Mercy.
Mohammad Horani, Mitsubishi.
Ray Doug, Mitsubishi.
Gareth Williams, Mitsubishi.

Graduate Students

Jesus Pacheco, Ph.D. Student

Masters of Science In Computer Science by the Technological Institute of Hermosillo, Mexico, PhD. Student in The University of Arizona at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He is a research assistant in Autonomic Computing Laboratory (ACL). His research interest includes cyber security in the Internet of Things.

Pratik Satam, Ph.D. Student

Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Science by the University of Arizona, PhD. Student in The University of Arizona at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He is a research assistant in Autonomic Computing Laboratory (ACL). His research interest includes cyber security for wireless networks.

Likai Yao, Ph.D. Student

Masters of Science In Computer Science by New York University, PhD. Student in The University of Arizona at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. His research interest includes autonomic computing, parallel processing and big data analysis

Zhiwen Pan, Ph.D. Student

Received the MS degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in August 2014 and the BS degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, in 2012. He is currently working toward the PhD degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Arizona. His research interests include behavior analysis regarding Internet of Things, intrusion detection system,and building automation networks.

Carla Sayan, Ph.D. Student

Ph.D. Student in the ECE department and a Principal Information Technologist at a government contractor.
Her research interests are in the area of : defensive and offensive cyber systems, data analytics, cryptography algorithms, reverse engineering, embedded software , high performance computing, cyber threat assessments , automation, continuous integration and agile methodologies.

Sicong Shao, Ph.D. Student

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering by State University of New York at Binghamton, PhD Student in The University of Arizona at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering . His research interest includes Machine Learning, Network Security and Big Data.

Ehsan Esmaili, M.Sc. Student

M.Sc. student and teaching assistant at the University of Arizona. I have received my B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Computer Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic (Amirkabir University of Technology), Tehran, Iran. My research interest includes High Performance Computing, Distributed Systems, GPU Computing, and Parallel Programming.

Shalaka Satam, M.Sc. Student


Masters of Science student in Electrical and Computer Engineering by the University of Arizona. She is a research assistant in the Autonomic Computing Laboratory (ACL). Her research interest includes security for smart cars.

Firas Almoualem, M.Sc. Student

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. Graduate Teaching Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Arizona. My research interest includes Wireless Communication, Software Defined Radio, and Software Defined Networking.

Alain Cizungu Bazibhuhe, M.Sc. Student

M.Sc. student and Research assistant at the University of Arizona. I have received my B.Sc. in Computer science and a minor in information Management from The Catholic University of Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. My research interest includes Cyber security, Big data and High Performance Computing.