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Soha Hassoun

Professor
Computer Science
Adjunct Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Soha Hassoun

Professor
Computer Science
Adjunct Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone 617-627-5177
Halligan Hall, Room 232
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
computational methods for systems biology and metabolic engineering, computer-aided design for integrated circuits
Biography: 

Soha Hassoun is a professor in and a past chair of the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University. She holds secondary appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Hassoun was an integrated circuit designer with Digital Equipment Corporation's Microprocessor Design Group, and worked as a consultant to several EDA companies, including Mentor Graphics and Carbon Design Systems. Her current research interests include developing algorithmic solutions to facilitate designing integrated circuits, and understanding the impact of new technologies such as double-gate devices, carbon nanotubes, and 3-D integration on design. Her other research includes computational methods for systems biology and metabolic engineering, including pathway analysis, modularity analysis, and pathway synthesis.

Education: 
Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, 1997
M.S., Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1988
B.S., Electrical Engineering, South Dakota State University, 1986
Professional Experience: 
2015-present:

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

2013-2016:

Chair, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

2012-2013:

Associate Chair, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

2004-2015:

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

1998-2004:

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

2007-2008:

Consultant, Carbon Design Systems (now ARM)

2002:

Visiting Researcher, IBM Austin Research Labs

1999-2001:

Consultant, IKOS Systems (now Mentor Graphics)

1988-1991:

Senior Design Engineer, Digital Equipment Corporation

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2016: Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award
2015: Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation
2015: Recipient for "TRAG: At-home diagnostics system and app for tracking the gut microbiota," Tufts Ideas Competition
2013: Recognized as One of 33 Luminaries in Design Automation, Electronic Design Automation Consortium
2013: Innovation Award for Creating the Designer Track, Design Automation Conference
2013: Innovation Award for Creating the Work-in-Progress Session, Design Automation Conference
2009-2011: Member, Defense Science Study Group, Institute for Defense Analysis
2007: Elected Senior Member, IEEE
2007: Distinguished Service Award, ACM/SIGMA
2001: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2000: Distinguished Service Award, ACM/SIGMA
Selected Professional Activities: 
2016-present: Board Member, Computer Research Association Council on Women (CRA-W)
2014: Chair, Design Automation Conference (DAC)
2013: Vice Chair, Design Automation Conference (DAC)
2011-2015: Member, Executive Committee, Design Automation Conference (DAC)
2011-2012: Technical Program Co-Chair, Design Automation Conference (DAC)
2010: Publicity Chair, International Workshop on Biology Design Automation (IWBDA)
2009-2012: Steering Committee Member, International Workshop on Biology Design Automation (IWBDA)
2009-2010: Design Community Chair, Design Automation Conference (DAC)
2009: Co-Founder, International Workshop on Biology Design Automation (IWBDA)
2007-2008: Vice President of Technical Activities, IEEE Council on Design Automation
2006: General Chair, International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD)
2005: Vice Chair, International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD)
2004: Technical Program Chair, International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD)
2003-2005: Subcommittee Chair on Synthesis, Design Automation Conference (DAC)
2003: Technical Program Co-Chair, International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD)
2002: Chair, International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis
2001-2007: Member, Executive Committee, International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD)
2001-2004: Director of Educational Activities, ACM/SIGDA
2001: Technical Program Chair, International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis
1999-2004: Advisory Board Member, ACM Special Interest on Design Automation (SIGDA)
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
COMP-0150-IoT: Introduction to the Internet-of-Things
COMP-0150CM: Computational Methods for Systems Biology
EN-0001: Introduction to Computational Design