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Dr. Renata A. Revelo

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Dr. Renata A. Revelo is a co-director of the Early Research Scholars Program at UIC. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Joseph Hummel

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Dr. Joseph Hummel is a co-director of the Early Research Scholars Program at UIC. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science.

Marius Zavistanavicius (Current ERSP Research Assistant)

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Marius Zavistanavicius started at UIC as an undergrad transfer student in 2018 majoring in engineering physics. He was part of the of the first ERSP cohort (2019-2020) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the Fall of 2020. Now, Marius is a graduate student at UIC pursuing a doctorate in electrical engineering. His research interests are in the application of artificial intelligence to power electronics problems.

Farid Kenarangi (Former ERSP Research Assistant)

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Farid Kenarangi received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, in 2015. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, under the supervision of Prof. I. Partin-Vaisband. In 2019 and 2021, he held internship positions, respectively, with Wavious and Google LLC. His current research interests include hardware security, machine learning integrated circuits, analog design, and on-chip power delivery and management. He was a recipient of the 2017 University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor’s Graduate Research Award.

Dr. Mohammad Taha Khan (Former ERSP Research Assistant)

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Taha is currently an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Washington and Lee University. He completed his Ph.D. in CS from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2020. His research interests are in computer security, privacy, and human-computer interaction (HCI). During graduate school, Taha has worked on various projects, including understanding the harms of cybercrime, evaluating the privacy of commercial VPN services, and privacy-centric management of longitudinal data in the personal cloud. His work has been accepted to multiple top tier CS conferences, namely IEEE S&P, ACM CHI, IMC and CCS. Taha was a Research Assistant with ERSP during the 2019-2020 academic year.