Recent News:

May 2020: Great news! Our research, "Molecular Barcoding as a Defense against Benchtop Biochemical Attacks on DNA Fingerprinting and Information Forensics", is showcased on Duke University Pratt School of Engineering's website! Check out this link. It also appeared on other pages such as phys.org.

May 2020: Good news! Our journal paper entitled "Molecular Barcoding as a Defense against Benchtop Biochemical Attacks on DNA Fingerprinting and Information Forensics" is accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security. Congratulations!

April 2020: Dr. Ibrahim will serve as a TPC member for DATE'2021.

March 2020: Dr. Ibrahim has finally completed Coursera specialization on Reinforcement Learning. Check out the Certificate.

January 2020: Dr. Ibrahim will serve as a TPC member for ISVLSI'2020.

November 2019: Mohamed is in Westminster, Colorado to attend ICCAD'19 and present a paper on the "Internet of Microfluidic Things".

October 2019: Our journal paper entitled "Bio-chemical Assay Locking to Thwart Bio-IP Theft" is accepted for publication in the ACM TODAES! Congratulations!

October 2019: Dr. Ibrahim has finally completed Coursera specialization on Deep Learning. Check out the Certificate.

August 2019: Our paper entitled "Internet of Microfluidic Things: Perspectives on System Architecture and Design Challenges" is accepted at ICCAD'19. The paper will be presented in a special session on microfluidics. Join us at ICCAD to learn more!

July 2019: Our paper entitled "Synterface: Efficient Chip-to-World Interfacing for Flow-Based Microfluidic Biochips Using Control-Pin Minimization" is accepted at CASES'19. The paper will be published in the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS). Kudos to Aditya Sridhar who led this project while he was an undergraduate student at Duke!

June 2019: Mohamed to serve as a TPC member for the 2020 IEEE/ACM Design, Automation, and Test in Europe Conference (DATE).

May 2019: Good news! Mohamed received the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University!.

March 2019: Mohamed is in Florence, Italy to present the "BioScan" paper at the 2019 IEEE/ACM DATE Conference.

March 2019: Mohamed to serve as a TPC member for 27th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC'19). The conference will be held in Peru in October 2019. Download the CFP.

March 2019: Our journal paper entitled "Analysis and Design of Tamper-Mitigating Microfluidic Routing Fabrics" is accepted for publication in IEEE TCAD. Congratulations!

Feb. 2019: Mohamed to serve as a TPC member for 6th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM NanoCom'19). Download the CFP.

Dec. 2018: Wonderful news! Mohamed was named the recipient of the 2018 Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering! This is a prestigious award, and Mohamed was selected among other 68 applicants across the United States and Canada. Congratulations!.

Dec. 2018: Mohamed to serve as a TPC member for the IEEE Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI 2019). Download the CFP.

Nov. 2018: Our article entitled "An Efficient Fault-Tolerant Valve-Based Microfluidic Routing Fabric for Droplet Barcoding in Single-Cell Analysis" is accepted for publication in IEEE TCAD!

Oct. 2018: Our article entitled "Synthesis of Tamper-Resistant Pin-Constrained Digital Microfluidic Biochips" is accepted for publication in IEEE TCAD. Congratulations!

Oct. 2018: Our paper entitled "BioScan: Parameter-Space Exploration of Synthetic Biocircuits Using MEDA Biochips" is accepted for publication in the Proceedings of IEEE/ACM DATE 2019. Congrats!

Sept. 2018: Our article entitled "Synthesis of Reconfigurable Flow-Based Biochips for Scalable Single-Cell Screening" is accepted for publication in IEEE TCAD. Congratulations!

Sept. 2018: Mohamed Ibrahim and Krish Chakrabarty signed a contract with CRC Press to publish a book entitled "Optimization of Trustworthy Biomolecular Quantitative Analysis Using Cyber-Physical Microfluidic Platforms". The book will be based on Mohamed's PhD dissertation and will be in print by late 2019. Stay tuned!

Bio

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim is a System-on-Chip (SoC) Design Engineer at Intel Corporation. He received the Ph.D. degree and the M.Sc. degree in 2018 and 2017, respectively, both in electrical and computer engineering from Duke University. His general research interest is to build autonomous, AI-driven systems that serve healthcare needs. More specifically, he is interested in developing design automation, secure cyber-physical integration, and IoT adaptation for multi-disciplinary biomedical systems. During his Ph.D. degree at Duke University, Dr. Ibrahim developed design and optimization methodologies for cyber-physical microfluidic biochip (CPMs) to support scalable biomolecular quantitative analysis, and he also co-started the research on the security, trust, and IoT adaptation of CPMs. He co-authored two books, contributed to three book chapters, and also published over 35 papers in premier journals, such as Proceedings of the IEEE, and refereed conference proceedings, such as ICCAD, DAC, DATE, and BIOCAS.

Dr. Ibrahim was a recipient of the 2018 Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering; the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University; the Best Paper award at the 2017 IEEE/ACM Design, Automation, and Test in Europe Conference; the 2017 Postdoc Mobility award from the Technical University of Munich, Germany; two ACM conference travel awards from ACM-SIGBED in 2016 and ACM-SIGDA in 2017; and Duke Graduate School Fellowship in 2013. He has served as a Technical Program Committee Member for the IEEE VLSID (2019), ACM NanoCom (2019), IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC (2019), and has been serving for the IEEE/ACM DATE Conference since 2019, and the IEEE ISVLSI since 2019, and as an expert reviewer for a large number of conferences and journals.

Press

Dr. Ibrahim's Work on Developing Genetic Barcodes to Ensure Authentic DNA Fingerprints [Duke's Pratt School of Engineering] [NYU's Tandon School of Engineering] [Phys.org] [WRAL] [NSF]

Dr. Ibrahim Received 2018 Council of Graduate Schools(CGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award [Duke Graduate School] [Council of Graduate Schools]

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