Dr. Fareena Saqib

I’m an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since Fall 2017. Prior to that, I was an Assistant Professor at Florida Tech from 2014 to 2017. I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of New Mexico. During my doctorate program, I worked with Prof. Jim Plusquellic on within-die delay variation measurement and analysis for emerging technologies using an embedded test structure. I am serving or have served as IEEE Secretary and member of the board of directors of IEEE Charlotte Section, Program Chair for women in hardware and systems security (WISE), Member of IEEE technical program committees of multiple conferences and workshops. I am a senior member of IEEE and serving/served as a Panelist for National Science Foundation (NSF), Section Editor for Hardware Security in Cryptography MDPI, Guest Editor for Cryptography Special Issue on PUF-Based Authentication, Member of Editorial Board for International Journal of Electronics and Advanced Electrical Engineering, Session chair at IEEE HOST and FICS annual conference on Cyber Security, and Article Reviewer for several juried conferences and journals.

Research Interests:

My   research   is  focused  on   design   of   security   and   trust   hardware primitives  including  Physical  unclonable  Functions  PUFs,  True  Random  Number Generator   TRNGs   and   design   of   embedded   security   frameworks   to   support higher  levels  of  security  and  cryptographic  engines.    The  areas  include  hardware and embedded security.

IoT security, hardware security and trust

Supply chain risk management and security

Physical unclonable functions (PUF) based authentication.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

High   performance   computing   and   hardware   accelerators   design   using FPGAs for small and resource constrained embedded electronic devices.




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