Roman Lysecky is among the most awarded faculty members in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Throughout his career, he has received notable recognition including:

  • European Design and Automation Association's Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award (2006)
  • National Science Foundation Career Award (2009)
  • College of Engineering Student Interface Award, presented to supportive faculty members

He also has received several Best Paper Awards from the ASEE Annual Conference, the International Conference on Hardware-Software Codesign and System Synthesis, or CODE+ISSS, and Design, Automation & Test in Europe, or DATE, the Design Automation & Test in Europe (DATE), the International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), the International Conference on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems (ECBS), the International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing Systems Services (UBICOMM), the Modeling and Simulation in Medicine, and the Spring Simulation Multi-Conference.

Lysecky's research interests focus on embedded systems, with emphasis on medical device security, automated threat detection and mitigation, runtime adaptable systems, performance and energy optimization, and non-intrusive observation methods.


  • PhD Computer Science - University of California, Riverside, 2005
  • MS Computer Science - University of California, Riverside, 2000
  • BS Computer Science - University of California, Riverside, 1999

Teaching Interests: Embedded systems, digital logic, programming and software engineering, and Electronic System-Level (ESL) design methods

Research Interests: Embedded systems design, embedded system security, runtime optimization, data-adaptable systems, and system-level design