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Yehia Massoud

Yehia Massoud is the Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999. He was a member of the Technical Staff at the Advanced Technology Group at Synopsys Inc., Mountain View, CA from 1999 to 2003, where he received the Synopsys Special Recognition Engineering Award. He joined Rice University in July 2003, where he is the founding director of the Nanoelectronic Systems Laboratory (NSL), and an associate professor (2007-2010)/assistant professor (2003-2007) in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Physics departments at Rice University. Before joining WPI in September 2012, he was the W.R. Bunn Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (TVLSI), the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I) and the Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers. He also served as a guest Co-Editor of the special issue of the IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems I on ISCAS'09. He also serves on the founding editorial board of the NanoCom Journal. He has served as the 2009 General Program co-Chair and the 2007 Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE/ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI. He has chaired or co-chaired conference tracks in several IEEE/ACM international conferences.

Yehia Massoud’s research efforts span embedded systems, signal processing, nanotechnology, and biotechnology. He has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed journal and conferences. He served as the theme leader for Novel Interconnects and Architectures in the SRC Southwest Academy of Nanoelectronics (SWAN) from 2006-2011. He is an elected member of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council since 2009 and is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2005, the DAC fellowship in 2005, the Synopsys Special Recognition Engineering Award in 2000, several Best Paper Award Nominations, and two Best Paper Awards at the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design and the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology.

Research Interests

  • Embedded Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology

Education

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999

Featured Publications

  • Y. Massoud, S. Smaili, and V. Singal, "Efficient Realization of Random Demodulator-based Analog to Information Converters", Proceedings of the IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, November 2011.    
  • A. Nieuwoudt, J. Kawa, and Y. Massoud, “Crosstalk-Induced Delay, Noise and Interconnect Planarization Implications of Fill Metal in Nano-Scale Process Technology,” IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, March 2010.    
  • T. Ragheb, A. Ricketts, M. Mondal, S. Kirolos, G. Link, V. Narayanan, and Y. Massoud, “Design of Thermally Robust Clock Trees using Dynamically Adaptive Clock Buffers,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, Feb. 2009.  
  • A. Nieuwoudt and Y. Massoud, “On the Optimal Design, Performance, and Reliability of Future Carbon Nanotube-Based Interconnect Solutions,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, August 2008.    
  • A. Hossieni and Y. Massoud, “A Nano-Scale Surface Plasmon Based Resonator using Rectangular Geometry,” Applied Physics Letters 90, 181102, 2007.

Professional Highlights

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, 2011.
  • Named to the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, 2009-2011.
  • General Program Co-Chair of the IEEE/ACM GLSVLSI, 2009.
  • Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE/ACM GLSVLSI, 2007.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Symposium on Quality Engineering Design, ISQED, 2007.
  • Theme Leader, SRC’s South West Academy of Electronics, 2005-2010.
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2005.
  • DAC fellowship, 2005 (ACM awarded it to only two professor-student teams worldwide).
  • Synopsys Special Recognition Engineering Award, 2002 (for excellent performance and outstanding contribution to Synopsys Engineering).
  • Associate Editor, IEEE TVLSI, IEEE TCAS-I, Nanocom Journal, JCSC.
 
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