Martin Margala

Laboratory for Design of Sustainable Secure Compute-Memory Architectures

Since August 2021, I have been the Director of the School of Computing and Informatics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which is a recognized Carnegie R1 institution. Previously, from September 2011 to July 2021, I was Full Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Co-Director of the Center for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (SCyPS). I received my PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada (#61 in Global Ranking in North America region; #13 in Global subject specific ranking Electrical and Electronic Engineering in North America region USNews) in the spring of 1998. I am a senior member of ACM, IEEE, and SPIE with 50+ journal and 200+ peer reviewed conference publications (as of 11/2022) in the areas of High-Performance Sustainable Computing Architectures and Design for Testability and Reliability. I graduated 22 PhD students and 19 MS thesis students. I have been serving on numerous program committees of international conferences and on workgroups that have a great impact on the future direction of academia and industry interests’ areas such as the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) published by Sematech.


  • Research
  • Innovation
  • Education
  • Drink much coffee
  • Leadership
  • Collaborations

A Few Accomplishments

Here is a list of Year 2022 accomplishments that we at the School of Computing and Informatics are proud of.

Top 100 Nationally

Achieving/Maintaining our ranked status as a regional, national and international leader in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Informatics

Enrollment and Graduation Achievements

The growth in the number of faculty over the past several years is heaving a positive impact on the School's research and education productivity.

In 2022, not only have our enrollments returned to pre-Covid levels, but they have also surpassed them by a significant margin. Our graduate programs increased from a low of 122 students in Fall 2020 to 171 students in Fall 2022. We are aggressively expanding our MS and PhD programs in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Informatics.

In 2022, we graduated 128 students in BS Computer Science and BS Informatics(largest ever and 25% increase since 2 years ago), 27 students in MS Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Informatics, and 18 PhD students in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

Research Excellence

New Post-doctoral Co-Laboratory Program

In 2022, my research group launched an extensive co-laborative program with a network of Universities and Colleges in India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia to push the boundaries of AI applications. Here is the first cohort 2022/2023 of

participating in this virtual post-doctoral program.

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