George Amariucai | Associate Professor

Photo of George AmariucaiPh.D. - 2009, Louisiana State University
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.Sc. - 2004, Polytechnic University of Bucharest
Electrical Engineering
B.S. - 2003, Polytechnic University of Bucharest
Electrical Engineering

Contact information

2169 Engineering Hall

Professional experience

George Amariucai received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He holds a bachelor's and a master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania. Between 2009 and 2017, he served Iowa State University, first as an adjunct assistant professor, and then as an adjunct associate professor.


George's research interests lie in the area of cyber security, and its intersections with probability and information theory, cryptography, theoretical and applied machine learning, and wireless communications. He has been awarded four NSF grands and one NSA grant, totaling close to two million dollars, for cybersecurity projects focused on unconventional secure key establishment, community-enhanced authentication and procedural-learning-based user authentication.

Academic highlights

Amariucai sponsored and advised multiple graduate and undergraduate students, and published more than 30 articles in various journals and conferences. Amariucai is also passionate about teaching, and a big advocate of the hybrid classroom paradigm. In 2015, he received an undergraduate teaching award from Iowa State University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has taught multiple graduate and undergraduate courses, on campus and online, with enrollments ranging from 10 to 350.