Ahmed kord

PhD Candidate, the University of Texas at Austin

Education

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, 2014 - 2019 (Expected)

  • PhD Student, GPA: 4.0/4.0
  • Courses: Analog IC design, Electromagnetic Field Theory, RFIC Design, Computational Electromagnetics, RF and Microwave Engineering (Auditing), Nano‐Photonics, Metamaterials, Advanced Electrodynamics, Laser and Optical Engineering.

Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 2012 - 2014

  • M.S. Student, GPA: 4.0/4.0
  • Courses: CMOS Data Converters, Microwave Circuits and Components, High‐Power Microwave Sources, Advanced Electromagnetics, Computational Electromagnetics, Computers and Numerical Analysis, Optical Fiber Systems.

Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 2006 - 2011

  • B.S. Student, GPA: 92.6/100 (top 1%)

Teaching Experience

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

  • Electromagnetic Engineering EE325 (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015).

Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

  • Electromagnetic Engineering I (Spring 2013).
  • Circuit Analysis II (Fall 2013).
  • RF and Microwave Laboratory (Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014).

Research Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, Aug. 2014 - Present.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 2012 - Aug. 2014.
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, Sep. 2010 - July 2011.

Experience with Research Proposals

Microelectromechanical Resonant Circulator (MIRC), 2017-2019

  • Amount: $2.7M
  • Funding Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
  • This is a collaboration project between Northeastern University (PI: Matteo Rinaldi) and UT Austin (Co‐PI: Andrea Alu). I have actively participated in the preparation of this proposal and I am a key personnel in its execution.

High‐Performance Parametric RF Integrated Non‐reciprocal Circulators (HIPERION), 2017-2019

  • Amount: $1.8M
  • Funding Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
  • This is a collaboration project between Columbia University (PI: Harish Krishnaswamy) and UT Austin (Co‐PI: Andrea Alu). I have actively participated in the preparation of this proposal and I am a key personnel in its execution.

Honors and Awards

  1. IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship Award (2018).
  2. First Place Award in the Student Design Contest on Magnetless Parametric Circulators at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (2017).
  3. First Place Award in the Student Poster Competition at the IEEE Texas Symposium on Wireless Microwave Circuits and Systems (2017).
  4. Graduate Dean’s Prestigious Fellowship Award from the University of Texas at Austin (2016).
  5. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Doctoral Research Award (2016).
  6. Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) Award (2016).
  7. IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative Award (2015).
  8. First Place Award in Texas Instruments Outstanding Student Designer Contest (2014).
  9. Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Fellowship Award from the University of California at Irvine (2014, respectfully declined).
  10. Provost PhD Fellowship Award (top 5%) from the University of California at Irvine (2014, respectfully declined).
  11. Travel Grant Award from Cairo University to attend the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium (2013).
  12. Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering (EECE) Graduate Fellowship Award (top 1%) from Cairo University (2012-2014).
  13. First Place Award in Tarek Gamal Eldin’s Competition on Analog IC Design at Cairo University (2011).
  14. Undergraduate Excellence Award from the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education (2006-2011).

Invited Seminars and Technical Demos

  • Invited talk by Huawei Corp. at the first RFIC Subsystem in Next Generation Wireless Technology Workshop hosted by the Futurewei IC Lab and Wireless Lab in Philadelphia, PA, USA (June 13th, 2018).
  • Invited Seminar by the IEEE Solid‐State Circuits Society (SSCS) at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX, USA (April 10th, 2017).
  • Interactive Technical Demo for the Magnetless Circulator Technology at the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX, USA (March 24th, 2015).

Internships

  • RF Engineer, Qualcomm Inc., Boxborough, MA, USA, May 2018 - Aug. 2018.
  • Consultant, Eureka Aerospace Inc., Pasadena, CA, USA, Dec. 2016 - Aug. 2017.
  • Research Scientist, Intel Labs, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR, USA, June 2015 - Aug. 2015.

Computer Skills

  • IC Design Tools: Cadence Virtuoso, Mentor Graphics Calibre, Keysight ADS.
  • PCB Design Tools: Keysight ADS, Cadence OrCAD, National Instruments MultiSim/Ultiboard.
  • EM Simulators: CST Microwave Studio, Ansoft HFSS, Keysight ADS Momentum.
  • Programming Languages: Matlab, C/C++, Mathematica, Assembly.

Measurement Skills

  • RF lab administrator in Prof. Andrea Alu's research group.
  • Hands‐on experience with VNAs, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, vector signal generators, digital power supplies, oscilloscopes, power sensors, noise sources, RF instruments, and cables/connectors.
  • Experience with SCPI programming for remote data acquisition using Matlab.