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Electrical engineering graduate student wins award at SRC Technon Conference

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 7:22am
Texas A&M University

Ahmed and advisor Dr. Sebastian Hoyos won for their paper, "A 384-MHz Continuous-Time ?? Modulator Using a Hybrid Feedback DAC Based on Spectral Shaping of Jitter Induced Errors," in the analog/mixed-signal/RF circuit design session.

Ahmed's award is among a select group of SRC-funded projects. Hoyos said Ahmed's work has received excellent feedback in the past three years and has had SRC project reviews with one patent already filed by SRC member companies. They also have been invited to submit a full journal article for an IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I special issue coming up soon.

Ahmed received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in electronics and communications engineering from Cairo University (Egypt). He currently is working toward his Ph.D. in the Analog and Mixed-Signal Center, under Hoyos' supervision. During the spring of 2008, Ahmed was an intern at Rice Nanoscale Systems Laboratory at Rice University, where he worked on non-autonomous chaotic oscillators and 60 GHz receivers. In 2011, Ahmed held a summer internship with the analog and mixed-signal group at QUALCOMM Inc. in San Diego, Calif.

Ahmed's research interests include data converters and multistandard wireless receivers. He has co-authored more than 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has one patent filed under the SRC/GRC patent program. Since September 2009, Ahmed is listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in America. He is a member of IEEE and the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

SRC TECHCON 2011 included a community of researchers who came together in Austin for their 13th annual conference. Attendees consisted of industry members, students, faculty and staff. Students presented 145 papers in 16 sessions over a two-day period during the conference. Total attendees included 214 industry participants, one government participant, 11 faculty, 204 students and 25 SRC staff members. Paper presentations were judged within sessions and Best in Session Awards were made for each session. Representatives from member companies served as judges, using a standard set of criteria.

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