Soha Hassoun is Professor and past Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University. She holds secondary appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and also in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Tufts. Soha received the BSEE degree from South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, the Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Her current research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and systems biology, where her lab develops analysis and design tools to advance the (re)-designing of biological systems.
Dr. Hassoun was a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, and several awards from ACM/SIGDA for her service, including the Distinguished Service Award in 2000 and 2007, and the 2002 Technical Leadership Award. She held executive and technical leadership positions for several conferences and workshops, including DAC, ICCAD, IWLS, and TAU. She co-founded the International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation in 2009. She was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions On Computer-Aided Design and of the IEEE Design and Test magazine. She was nominated to the Defense Science Study Group, affiliated with DARPA’s Institute for Defense Analyses. She served on the IEEE Council on Design Automation, and was Director of Educational Activities for ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation for several years. She is a fellow of Tau Beta Pi, and a senior member of IEEE and ACM