About

I am a PhD student and a member of the Analog-Mixed Signal IC Group in Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, the University of Southern California since December 2018. I received my M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering from Ain Shams University, Alexandria University, in 2017 and 2013 respectively. I got my B.Sc. with a total grade of Distinction with honor degree. Being the valedictorian, I got the first rank among my 335-student class with a GPA of 3.96.

  • My graduation project was “High-speed serial link transceiver for 10 GbaseKR standards using a 65nm CMOS process”, Integrated Circuits Lab (ICL), EECE, Ain-Shams University.
  • Since December 2015 until June 2017, I have been working as a part-time R&D analog-mixed/RF IC designer at silicon vision.
  • In September 2013 until July 2017, I became a teaching assistant at EECE, Alexandria University.
  • From October 2013 until November 2015, I worked as a part-time research assistant at Integrated Circuits Lab (ICL) at EECE, Ain Shams University.
  • In August 2012, I got an internship in ASIC division, Si-Ware Systems which is an independent fabless semiconductor company that provides a wide spectrum of product design and development solutions.
  • I worked through several technology nodes such as TSMC130, UMC65, TSMC65, TSMC40.
  • My M.Sc. thesis “A Low-Power High-Speed ADC-Based Equalizer for Serial Links” was supervised by Prof. Hani Fikry Ragai, Prof. Mohamed Rizk, and Dr. Sameh Ibrahim.Official web page on USC website is here 

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of CICC 2019 Student Travel Grant Award.
  • Awarded the Annenberg Fellowship from the University of Southern California, August 2017.
  • Nominated for the 2017 best MSc. thesis in Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University.
  • A recipient of a full scholarship throughout M.Sc. studies. (2013-2016)
  • The third-place award in the M.Sc. Forum of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS 2015) for my Master’s work: “A Low-Power High-Speed Charge-Steering ADC-Based Equalizer for Serial Links”
  • The distinction with an honors degree, B.Sc. EECE (2013)
  • First rank over a 335-successful-student class, Electronics, and electrical communications branch, Electrical engineering department, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt. (2013)
  • A recipient of Alexandria University annual academic distinction award. (2009-2013)
  • Third Rank among a 3500-student class in the first year, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt. (2008)

Fields of interest

  • Energy-Efficient Hardware
  • CMOS-Photonics Hybrid Systems
  • Low-power analog/analog mixed and RF integrated circuits
  • High-speed serial links
  • Data Converters
  • Power management
  • Data analysis and statistics

Future goals

  • Become a Principal IC design engineer in one of the well-known research labs for Analog Mixed Signal ICs Designing.

Resume

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