Himanshu Thapliyal

himanshu thapliyalHimanshu Thapliyal received the Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA, in 2011, where he received the “Distinguished Graduate Achievement Award.” He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. He joined as an Assistant Professor with the University of Kentucky, Lexington in 2014, where he got promoted to an Associate Professor in 2020. He has authored over 180 publications including more than 60 journal articles with over 5500 citations (H-index of 45). He has been ranked in the top 50 among scientists throughout the world in the field of Computer Hardware and Architecture for the calendar years 2019 and 2020. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the IEEE-CS TCVLSI Mid-Career Research Achievement Award. In March 2022, he is selected to the Inaugural Class of IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributors that recognizes his distinguished contributions to the society and the profession. He has received Best Paper awards at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, the 2020 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, the 2017 Cyber and Information Security Research Conference, and the 2012 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI. He is serving as the Section Editor of the Nature Computer Science (Springer) and is leading two sections: 1) Quantum Computing and Emerging Technologies and 2) Emerging Trends in Sensors, IoT, and Smart Systems. He served as the Senior Associate Editor of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, the IEEE INTERNET OF THINGS JOURNAL and the editorial board member of the Microelectronics Journal.  His research interests include smart cities and smart villages, smart healthcare, hardware security of IoT and vehicles, and the circuit design of emerging technologies including quantum computing.