Ahmed Kord

PhD Candidate, the University of Texas at Austin

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My name is Ahmed Kord (in Arabic: أحمد كُرد). I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, and I work under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Alu and Prof. Ranjit Gharpurey. I received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2011 and 2014, respectively.

I am currently with Qualcomm Inc., Boxborough, MA, USA, as an Interim Engineering Intern working on sub6 RF systems and chips. From December 2016 till August 2017, I was with Eureka Aerospace Inc., Pasadena, CA, USA, as a Part-time Consultant working on antennas and high power microwave sources. During the summer of 2015, I was a Research Scientist at Intel Labs, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR, USA, where I worked on magnetless circulators for future 5G wireless communication systems.

My research interests span a wide variety of topics in analog/RF circuit and system design, applied electromagnetics, and photonics, with thorough experience in theory, design, numerical analysis, and measurements. I am particularly interested in investigating fundamental concepts in physics with emphasis on practical challenges to develop new circuits and systems for a variety of applications such as wireless communication, radar systems, and imaging.

Outside the realm of exact science, I enjoy reading about philosophy, theology, politics and history, listening to music, watching movies, TV shows and Japanese anime, playing soccer and chess, jogging, and hanging out with friends.