Tam Chantem is an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech. Her primary areas of research are embedded systems and cyber-physical system security, with focuses on hardware/software co-design of real-time embedded systems, energy-aware and thermal-aware system-level design, and cyber-physical systems (especially intelligent transportation systems). Chantem’s CCI focus is on securing hard real-time systems and cyber-physical systems at the system level while ensuring performance and size, weight, and power constraints.
Before joining Virginia Tech, Chantem was an assistant professor at Utah State University. She received a U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship, Utah State University's 2016 ECE Advisor of the Year award, and a 2011 Outstanding Research Assistant award from University of Notre Dame. She has also served as chair of the technical program committee for several industry conferences.
She received her Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Notre Dame in 2011 and her bachelor's degrees from Iowa State University in 2005.