Amirali recently received his Ph.D. degree with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has received his B.Sc. in computer engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2007, and two M.Sc. degrees in computer engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, and University of California Santa Barbara in 2010 and 2013. His main research focus is on addressing variation and reliability issues of memristive memories and finding novel applications for them.
His other research interests include reliability and testing of Network on Chip interconnections, high level synthesis of Transaction Level Models (TLM), and assertion based verification. He has more than 20 publications in these research areas. He was the recipient of the 2011 International Test conference Best Paper award, 2013 IEEE Philadelphia Section & Test Technology Technical Council Gerald W. Gordon service award, 2013 UCSB Leslie Griffin Lawson Award for Outstanding Leadership, and several other leadership awards in UCSB.
Other than research, he enjoys playing indoor soccer, and has won three championship titles in the UCSB intramural competitions.