Mitra Mirhassani’s interests include hardware security, Trojan detection, and quantum-safe encryption. She and her team are investigating a range of hardware security issues such as detecting malicious Trojan Hardware, Efficient implementation of Post-Quantum Algorithms, and implementation of Public Unclonable Functions.
Mitra Mirhassani is a senior member of IEEE and is serving as the Associate Editor for IEEE Access Journal and Guest Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Computer-Aided Design. She is the co-founder and co-director of the SHIELD- Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence. She was the advisor to the WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity) Windsor chapter in 2019, and won the leadership award for the groups’ activity in promoting the field in 2020. She was recognized as one of the Top Women in Cybersecurity by IT World Canada in 2020 and won the 2020 Outstanding Achievement award, and 2021 Donald S. Wood Leadership Award in cybersecurity in 2021 from the APMA Cybersecurity Institute.