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Homa Alemzadeh

Position: Assistant Professor
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Phone: 434 924 6075
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Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.Sc., Computer Engineering, University of Tehran
B.Sc., Computer Engineering, University of Tehran


Homa Alemzadeh is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia. 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.

Research Interests:

  • Dependable computing and Fault Tolerance
  • Cyber-physical Systems Safety and Security
  • Healthcare Systems and Analytics

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Representative Publications:

  1. H. Alemzadeh, D. Chen, X. Li, T. Kesavadas, Z. T. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer (2016). Targeted Attacks on Teleoperated Surgical Robots: Dynamic Model-based Detection and Mitigation. The 46th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2016.
  2. H. Alemzadeh, R. K. Iyer, Z. T. Kalbarczyk, N. Leveson, J. Raman (2016). Adverse Events in Robotic Surgery: A Retrospective Study of 14 Years of FDA Data. PLoS ONE 11(4).
  3. H. Alemzadeh, D. Chen, A. Lewis, Z. Kalbarczyk, J. Raman, N. Leveson, R. K. Iyer (2015). Systems- theoretic Safety Assessment of Robotic Telesurgical Systems. Proc. 34th Int. Conf. Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security (SAFECOMP).
  4. H. Alemzadeh, R. K. Iyer, Z. Kalbarczyk, J. Raman (2013). Analysis of Safety-Critical Computer Failures in Medical Devices. IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 14-26.
  5. H. Alemzadeh, Z. Jin, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer (2011). An Embedded Reconfigurable Architecture for Patient-Specific Multi-Parameter Medical Monitoring. Proc. 33rd Annu. Int. IEEE EMBS Conf. (EMBC’11).

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