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Joseph Zambreno


Professor and Associate Department Chair
Ross Martin Mehl and Marylyne Munas Mehl Computer Engineering Professor


2218 Coover
613 Morrill Rd.
Ames, IA 500112100



Ph.D., Northwestern University Evanston, IL Electrical and Computer Engineering (2006)

M.S., Northwestern University Evanston, IL Electrical and Computer Engineering (2002)

B.S., Northwestern University Evanston, IL Computer Engineering (2001)

Research Areas

Core Area(s): Computing and networking systems, secure and reliable computing

Department’s Strategic Area(s): Cyber infrastructure; energy infrastructure

Additional Information


Google Scholar Profile:

  • A. Grieve, M. Davies, P. Jones and J. Zambreno, “ARMOR: A Recompilation and Instrumentation-free Monitoring Architecture for Detecting Memory Exploits”, IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), vol. 67, issue 8, 2018.
  • C. Nelson, K. Townsend, O. Attia, P. Jones and J. Zambreno. “RAMPS: A Reconfigurable Architecture for Minimal Perfect Sequencing”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), vol. 27, no. 10, 2016.
  • M. Awatramani, X. Zhu, J. Zambreno and D. Rover, “Phase Aware Warp Scheduling: Mitigating Effects of Phase Behavior in GPGPU Applications”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT), October, 2015.
  • O. Attia, K. Townsend, P. Jones and J. Zambreno, “A Reconfigurable Architecture for the Detection of Strongly Connected Components”, ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS), vol. 9, no. 2, 2015.
  • A. Pande, S. Chen, P. Mohapatra and J. Zambreno. “Hardware Architecture for Video Authentication using Sensor Pattern Noise”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 157-167, 2014.