Dr. Yohannes B. Bekele

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Location:  Olin 318E

Phone: (757) 727 – 5719

Email: yohannes.bekele@hamptonu.edu

Expertise: Cyber-physical System Security and Reliability
                    Reliable Computing in Distributed Systems
                    Edge Computing and Tiny ML

Education: Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, 2023



Dr. Bekele received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC in 2023, an MSc. in Telecommunication Networks Engineering from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, in December 2018, and a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia, in July 2007. Before he joined the ECE faculty in Fall 2023, he had worked as a Graduate Research assistant at ADEPT Lab in NCA&T, as a senior engineer and project manager at Ethio Telecom in Ethiopia, and in various technical and management positions. Currently he is teaching courses related to his research area and is working on different research projects on cyber-physical system security and reliable computing. Dr. Bekele is a member of different professional associations including NSBE and IEEE.


Bekele, D. Limbrick & J. Kelly, “A Survey of QEMU-based Fault Injection Tools & Techniques for Emulating Physical Faults”, 2023, 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3287503.

B. Bekele and D. B. Limbrick, “Evaluating the Impact of Hardware Faults on Program Execution in a Microkernel Environment,” 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), 2022, pp. 149-152, doi: 10.1109/HOST54066.2022.9840063.

Yohannes Bekele, Ahmed Yiwere, and Daniel B. Limbrick, “Rowhammer Attacks on the Raspberry Pi 3B+,” Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference (GOMACTech), March 2021.

B. Bekele and Y. Negash, “Power-Aware Routing in Optical Transport Networks With Physical Layer Impairment Constraints,” 2021, IEEE AFRICON, Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of, 2021, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/AFRICON51333.2021.9570896.

Y. B. Bekele and D. B. Limbrick, “Performance Evaluation of a Secure Microkernel on a Single-Board Computer,” 2020 SoutheastCon, 2020, pp. 1-2, doi: 10.1109/SoutheastCon44009.2020.9249735.