Hassan Afzali-Kusha - Computer Consultant

Hassan Afzali-Kusha

Computer Consultant

Dr. Hassan Afzali-Kusha is a technical analyst & consultant with experience in patent and trademark litigation cases. He currently serves as a consultant and source-code reviewer in software and hardware related litigation including patent/copyright infringement and breach-of-contract matters.

Hassan holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He has been a software engineering intern at Cadence design systems company. He has been a teacher assistant for a graduate-level hardware engineering course for several semesters at USC.

His academic research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences including IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems and IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems. Hassan has been a presenter at multiple conferences.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Conducts research in the field of computer engineering spanning energy-efficient computer hardware, reconfigurable computer architectures, and artificial intelligence/machine learning hardware accelerators.
  • Authored several peer-reviewed academic articles and papers related to computer hardware in top conferences and journals.
  • Ph.D. – Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, LA, CA, USA

    Major: Electrical Engineering.
    Thesis Title: Energy Consumption and Lifetime/Reliability Improvement of Computing Systems Using Voltage Overscaling (VOS) Approximation Technique
    Supervisor: Prof. Massoud Pedram
  • M.Sc. – Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, LA, CA, USA,

    Major: Electrical Engineering.
  • M.Sc. – School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    Major: Electronics (Circuits and Systems).
    Thesis Title: Reducing Power Consumption of Memories Operating in Near Threshold Region Considering Performance Constraints
  • B.Sc. – School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    Major: Electronics.
    Project Title: Evaluation of Process Variation in Different SRAM Structures in sub 32 nm Technologies

Areas of Expertise

  • Software Programing Languages

    C, C++, Java, Python, JavaScript, Typescript, SQL

  • Internet applications and websites

    PHP, Perl, HTML, CSS, AJAX, Node.js

  • Smartphone Applications

    Android

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

    Neural Networks, CNNs, Caffe

  • Operating systems and servers

    Linux, Windows, Apache

  • Cloud platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Networking and protocols

    TCP/IP, HTTP, UDP

  • Database

    RDBMS, Postgres, Elasticsearch (Kibana), MongoDB

  • Linear Programming Solver

    Gurobi, Lingo

  • Hardware Programming Languages

    SystemC, Verilog, VHDL, Assembly, AVR (Code Vision)

  • Hardware Simulation Tools
    • Synopsys
      VCS, Hspice, Design Compiler, SmartSilicon, Library Compiler
    • Cadence
      Virtuoso, Spectre
    • Intel
      Quartus
    • Mentor Graphics
      Modelsim
    • Matlab
    • Xilinx
      ISE
    • Device Design Tool
      Silvaco (Atlas+Athena)

Litigation Experience

  • D & D Greek Restaurant, Inc. v. Great Greek Franchising, LLC et al


    Case Number: 2:20-cv-09770-MWF-SK – 20304
    Jurisdiction: State
    Nature of Suit: Trademark
    Services Provided: SEO Tool Report

  • Farmobile, LLC v. Farmers Edge Inc.


    Case Number: T-449-17
    Jurisdiction: Federal Court of Canada
    Counsel: Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent
    Services Provided: Code Review, Expert Report

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