Dr. Himanshu Thapliyal is an Associate Professor and Endowed Robley D. Evans Faculty Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. He is the Co-Director of the Cybersecurity Certification Program at the University of Kentucky. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa, in 2011 where he received the ‘Distinguished Graduate Achievement Award’. From 2012-14, he worked as a designer of processor test solutions at Qualcomm, where he received the Qualcomm QualStar Award for contributions to memory built-in self-test. As per the publicly available database of 100,000 top-scientists released by researchers from Stanford University in PLOS Biology, he has been ranked in the top 50 among scientists throughout the world in the field of Computer Hardware & Architecture for the 2019 calendar year.
He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award. He received the Provost’s Wethington Award for contributions to the University of Kentucky Research Program. He has authored over 150 publications including more than 40 journal articles. His research works have over 4000 citations with h-index=37 (Google Scholar). He has received Best Paper awards at the 2020 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 2017 Cyber and Information Security Research Conference (CISR), and 2012 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI). He is the steering committee vice-chair of the IEEE Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems. He is serving as the General Chair of the 2020 IEEE Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems. He has served as the Program Chair of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, 2019 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, and 2018 IEEE Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems. He co-founded the IEEE International Workshop on Quantum Computing: Circuits Systems Automation and Applications (QC-CSAA). He is serving as the Section Editor of the Springer Nature Computer Science and is leading two sections: (i) Quantum Computing and Emerging Technologies, and (ii) Emerging Trends in Sensors, IoT and Smart Systems. He is also serving as the Senior Associate Editor of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Associate Editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and the editorial board member of the Microelectronics Journal. His research interests include hardware security of IoT and vehicles, the circuit design of emerging technologies including quantum computing, and smart healthcare.
Dr. Thapliyal's students have received awards including the College of Engineering Dean’s Award for outstanding Ph.D. student, the College of Engineering Dean’s Award for outstanding Master's student, ECE outstanding Masters research award, ECE outstanding undergraduate research awards, and the College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant. His recent Ph.D. graduate in quantum computing has joined academia as the tenure track Assistant Professor. His students have secured positions in companies such as Intel, Cadence, Microsoft, Ansys, Renesas Electronics, Raytheon, Lexmark, United Launch Alliance, Cypress Semiconductor, John Deere, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
“If everything in this world would be reversible then no pain, no sorrow, nothing to lose can get back everything again. Minimum disturbance, Minimum entropy”