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Homa Alemzadeh

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My research focuses on developing techniques and tools for design and assessment of resilient cyber-physical systems (CPS), in particular reliability, safety, and security assurance of medical CPS, surgical robots, and autonomous systems.

Something that excites me in my field...

The societal impact of engineering research and working with students.

Current University

University of Virginia

Research Areas

Resilient cyber-physical systems


Alemzadeh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science (by courtesy) at the University of Virginia. 

She is also affiliated with the UVA Link Lab, a multi-disciplinary center for research and education in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).

Before joining UVA, she was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. 

She received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Tehran. 

She is the recipient of the 2022 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and 2017 William C. Carter Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Dependability from the IEEE TC and IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance.

 Her work on the analysis of safety incidents in robotic surgery was selected as the Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Paper at the 50th annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and was featured by the MIT Technology Review, Wall Street Journal, and BBC, among others.

Alma Mater

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign