CS Seminar Series: Homa Alemzadeh, Johns Hopkins University – “Context-Aware Safety Monitoring in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems”

November 17, 2020 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm




Homa Alemzadeh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a courtesy appointment in Computer Science at the University of Virginia. She is also a member of the 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. Homa received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Tehran. Her research interests are at the intersection of computer systems dependability and data science, in particular data-driven resilience assessment and design of CPS with applications to medical devices, surgical robots, and autonomous systems. She is the recipient of the 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 in the Wall Street Journal, MIT Technology Review, and BBC, among others.


Department of Computer Science

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