Ian G. Harris

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

University of California Irvine

Short Bio

Ian G. Harris is currently Vice Chair of Undergraduate Education in the Computer Science Department at the University of California Irvine. He received his BS degree in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of California San Diego in 1992 and 1997 respectively. He was a member of the faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1997 until June 2003.

Research Areas

Research projects in Professor Harris' group is related to testing of hardware and software systems. His field of interest includes validation of hardware systems to ensure that the behavior of the system matches the intentions of the designer. He also investigates the application of testing for computer security. His group's security work includes testing software applications for security vulnerabilities and designing special-purpose hardware to detect intrusions on-line.


Professor Harris serves on the program committees of several leading conferences in test and verification including IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), IEEE International Test Conference (ITC), Haifa Verification Conference (HVC), IEEE Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), and the IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security.