Ph.D. Students

Taylor Johnson received his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University in May 2009. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University, under the supervision of Dr. Ben Lee. Taylor's academic interests include computer architecture, embedded systems, multimedia, VLSI design, virtualization, FPGAs, and cryptography. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and IEEE.



Kevin Gatimu received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2009 from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. He is currently pursuing an M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University. His interests include computer architecture, embedded systems and VLSI design.



Arul Nambi Dhamodaran received his B.E. Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2008 from R.M.D. Engineering College, Anna University and his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2011 from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University, under the supervision of Dr. Ben Lee. His research interests include Computer Architecture, Computer Networking, Embedded systems, Multimedia and VLSI Design. 


Rodrigo Rubira Branco (BSDaemon) works as Principal Security Researcher at Intel Corporation and is the Founder of the Dissect || PE Malware Analysis Project. Held positions as Director of Vulnerability & Malware Research at Qualys and as Chief Security Research at Check Point where he founded the Vulnerability Discovery Team (VDT) and released dozens of vulnerabilities in many important software. In 2011 he was honored as one of the top contributors to Adobe Vulnerabilities in the past 12 months. Previous to that, he worked as Senior Vulnerability Researcher in COSEINC, as Principal Security Researcher at Scanit and as Staff Software Engineer in the IBM Advanced Linux Response Team (ALRT) also working in the IBM Toolchain (Debugging) Team for PowerPC Architecture. He is a member of the RISE Security Group and is the organizer of Hackers to Hackers Conference (H2HC), the oldest and biggest security research conference in Latin America. He is an active contributor to open-source projects (like ebizzy, linux kernel, others). Accepted speaker in lots of security and open-source related events as H2HC, Black Hat, Hack in The Box, XCon, VNSecurity, OLS, Defcon, Hackito, Ekoparty, Troopers and others.


Youngbin Jin earned his M.S degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Dallas in 2013 and his B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University in 2010. He is currently pursuing Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University under his advisor Dr. Ben Lee. His interesting topics are Computer Architecture, Computer Networking, VLSI, and Memory System that introducing different types of Non Volatile Memory technology into Computer Network System.


M.S. Students


Brady Fry received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University in 2013.  Brady is currently pursuing a M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University under the supervision of Dr. Ben Lee.  His research interests include Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, Graphics Processing, and Many-Core Systems.



Hassan Ali Lashari re
ceived a B.S degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from Oregon state University. He is currently pursuing a M.S degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Ben Lee. His academic interests include Computer Architecture, Parallel Programming, VLSI design and Operating systems. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and playing basketball.






Susie Benton received her B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University in March 2007 and is now pursuing an M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University. Susie is currently working under her advisor Dr. Ben Lee, researching power reduction in embedded systems. Her interests include computer architecture, VLSI design, computer graphics and embedded systems.




Former Students

Mohammed Sinky received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University in 2001 and 2004. He worked as a lecturer at Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia during the years of 2005 and 2006. Mohammed returned to OSU and earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2015. His intrests include embedded systems, video compression, wireless video streaming, and parallel processing. Mohammed is now an Assistant Professor at UQU.



Steen Larsen received his BS in Computer Engineering in 1991, MS in Electrical Engineering in 1998, and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2015.  He currently works at Intel as a Server Platform System Design Architect where he is involved in the following tasks.  He conducts and participates in multidisciplinary research in the design, development, testing and utilization of information processing hardware and electrical components, mechanisms, materials and circuitry, processes, packaging, and cabinetry for CPUs and peripheral equipment.  Prepare specifications, evaluate vendors, and analyze test reports.  Ensure products conform to standards and specifications.  Develop plans, cost estimates and assess products to analyze risk.  Develop procedures, analysis and design for computer components, products and systems.  Initiate, guide and coordinate overall design and development of new ideas and products.  Respond to customer/client architecture requests or events as the occur.  Develop solutions to problems utilizing formal education and judgement.

Erin Sullivan received her B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University in 2010. In 2015 she completed her M.S. degree at Oregon State University on the topic of channel selection for wireless ad-hoc HD video streaming.  Erin’s academic interests include computer architecture, wireless networking, embedded systems, and multimedia.




Jing (Peter ) Zhao received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai University in 2004. After that, he worked at Intel and LSI for around 6 years, working on IC Design Validation and Test Program Development. He is currently pursuing a M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University, under the supervision of Dr. Ben Lee. Peter’s academic interests include computer architecture, embedded systems, multimedia and VLSI design.


David A. Zier received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, Corvallis, in 2002, 2004, and 2009, respectively. He is currently a CPU Architecture Manager at NVIDIA and leads the CPU Architectural Modelling Team. The team is responsible for building and maintaining all detailed performance and power CPU simulators, as well as designing and executing studies on those models. The results of these studies end up shaping the direction for NVIDIA’s future CPU products.


Jongbum Ryou received his B.S. degree from Korea Air Force academy and M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 1993 and 2002, respectively. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University under the supervision of Dr. Lee. His interests include load-balancing in WLAN, reducing handoff delay in WLAN, and behavior based mobility pattern.


Hosung Kang
Educational background
- M.S., School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, Sept. 2007 - present
- U.S. Army Signal Captain Career Course, Army Signal School, Fort Gorden, Georgia, USA, July 2002 - Dec. 2002
- Army Signal Officer Advanced Course (OAC), ROK Army Signal School, Daejeon, South Korea, Nov. 2001 - April 2001
- Army Signal Officer Basic Course (OBC), ROK Army Signal School, Daejeon, South Korea, March 1998 - June 1998
- B.S. in Electronics, Korea Military Academy, Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 1994 - March 1998
Research Area
- Ad hoc networks

Military Career
- Company Commander, ROK Army, Jan. 2003 - June 2004
- Aide-de-camp, ROK Army, Nov. 2000 - Nov. 2001
- Platoon Leader, ROK Army, June 1998 - July 1999