Education Profile

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Integrated Circuits and Systems, 2003
  • M.S., Cairo University, Electronics and Communications Engineering, 1999
  • B.Sc., Cairo University, Electronics and Communications Engineering, 1997

Ahmed M. Eltawil is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Principal Investigator of the Communication and Computing Systems Lab (CCSL) at KAUST. His research focus lies in the area of efficient architectures for mobile computing and communications systems. And his research philosophy is to employ a multidisciplinary approach to the design and development of  mobile systems spanning algorithm, architecture and implementation.

Education and early career

Ahmed M. Eltawil has been a Professor at the University of California, Irvine for 14 years. He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 2005 where he is the founder and director of the Wireless Systems and Circuits Laboratory.

He received a Doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2003 and the M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees (with honors) from Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, in 1999 and 1997, respectively. Dr. Eltawil has been on the technical program committees and steering committees for numerous workshops, symposia, and conferences in the areas of VLSI, low power computing and wireless communication system design. He received several best paper awards as well as distinguished grants, including the NSF CAREER grant in 2010 supporting his research in low power systems. He held several leading industry positions and continues to be an expert consultant to international companies in the area of wireless system design.

Research Interests

The current research interests of Dr. Ahmed are in the general area of low power digital circuit and signal processing architectures with an emphasis on mobile systems. The goal is to simultaneously address two seemingly diverging trends. The first trend is concerned with efficient, high data rate broadband wireless systems driven by continuously expanding networking applications. The second trend, is related to lower bit rate, ultra low power applications, which are finding numerous applications in the context of the internet of things (IoT) such as remote wireless sensing, wearable electronics, sensors etc.  At CCSL, our program is architected to identify and research technologies that provide the foundation on which ground breaking innovations capable of serving this wide spectrum of challenges can be conceived, designed and tested. He is also affiliated with both the Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing (CPCC) and the Center for Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems (CECS) at the University of California, Irvine.