Omar Zabala-Ferrera


3100 Engineering Building
George Mason University
ECE Department, CERG
4400 University Drive, MS 1G5
Fairfax, VA 22030
E-Mail: ozabalaf'at'
Curriculum Vitae: LinkedIn

Research Interest

  • FPGA Design
  • Cryptography
  • Optimization
  • Hardware Acceleration

Advisor: Dr. Kris Gaj


Omar is a part-time graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at George Mason University (GMU). In spring of 2016, he graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Omar interned in northen Virginia during the summer of his undergraduate years and moved there after graduation for full-time employment as a Computational Engineer and Vulnerability Analyst. He enrolled at GMU in the fall of 2020 and joined CERG in the spring of 2021.