Dr. Danella Zhao

3313 Engr & Comp Sci Bldg
Norfolk, VA 23529

Dr. Danella Zhao is the Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Old Dominion University (ODU). Before joining ODU, she was a Lockheed Martin Corporation/BORSF Endowed Associate Professor at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS), University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette). She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from University at Buffalo, SUNY and her B.E. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China.

Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, State University of New York - Buffalo, (2004)

M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, State University of New York - Buffalo, (2001)

Expertise

Computer Engineering
Microchip design, On-Chip Networking, Hardware Security, Cyber Physical Systems
Computer Science
IoT Security, Intelligent Computing

Research Interests

Dr. Zhao's research focuses around the broad theme of high performance secure and intelligent computing, spanning such topics as multicore/ many-core computing and on-chip networking, Internet-of-Things (IoT) intelligence & security, hardware security, autonomous computing, and machine learning.

  • 2009: Louisiana Board of Regents Commendation for Teacher-Scholar,
  • 2009: National Science Foundation CAREER award,
  • 2006: Japan Society for Promotion of Science Research Fellowship Award,