Education Profile

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Named an Official Nominator for the JAPAN PRIZE 2017-Present
  • IEEE CAS Awards Nomination Committee, 2015-Present
  • Named to the IEEE Rebooting Computing Steering Committee, 2016 – 2019
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE MWCAS, 2016
  • Chair, IEEE Technical Committee on VLSI systems and its applications, 2017-2018
  • Named a Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE CAS Society 2014-2015
  • IEEE Fellow, 2015
  • Selected by the MIT EECS as one of ten featured alumni, 2012
  • IEEE Mac Valkenburg Award Selection Committee, 2012
  • Editor, Mixed Signal Letters Editor - the Americas 2012 – 2018
  • Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, 2011
  • Guest Co-Editor, IEEE Transactions CAS I, May 2010
  • Named to the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, 2009-2011
  • 2009 General Program Co-Chair of the ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on CAS I, 2008-2013
  • Best Paper Award at the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Quality Eng. Design
  • Awarded the Rising Star of Texas Medal, 2007
  • 2007 Technical program Chair of the ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, 2007-2015
  • DAC fellowship, 2005
  • NSF CAREER Award in 2005
  • Nano-Interconnect Theme Leader, SRC Nanotechnology Research Initiative, 2005-2012
  • Conference Keynote Opening Speaker, International Conference on Research Trends in Science and Technology, March 7, 2005
  • Synopsys Special Recognition Engineering Award, 2000

Professor Yehia Massoud, a Fellow of the IEEE, holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He is currently the Director of the Innovative Technologies Laboratories (ITL) at KAUST. He was awarded the Rising Star of Texas Medal, and the DAC Fellowship. He received the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the Synopsys Engineering Award. He was selected by the MIT EECS as one of ten featured alumni. He was also one of the fastest faculty to be granted tenure in the history of the Rice university. 

Dr. Massoud has held several leading positions at renowned institutions of higher education and respected industry names including Rice University, Stevens Institute of Technology, WPI, UAB, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Synopsys Inc. Before joining KAUST, he was the Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE), Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. As the Dean of SSE, he led the school to unprecedented growth in industrial partnership, patents, student enrollment, publications, translational research, funding, and visibility. Prior to Stevens, he served as the head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) between 2012 and 2017. During that period, the ECE department saw a considerable growth in research expenditures, research output, industrial partnerships, undergraduate and graduate student enrollments, unrestricted funds and gifts, and recognition. The department also rose 26 positions in the U.S. News & World Report department rankings. 

Dr. Massoud has been a PI or a Co-PI on more than $30 Million of funded research from the NSF, DOD, SRC, and the industry. He has published more than 400 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His research focuses on the design of state-of-the-art innovative technological solutions that span over a broad range of technical areas including smart cities, autonomous systems, smart health, photonic metamaterials, and nanotechnology. Dr. Massoud's research group was responsible for developing the world’s first realization of compressive sensing systems for signals, which provided an unprecedented one order of magnitude savings in power consumption and significant reductions in size and cost and has enabled the implementation of self-powered sensors for smart cities and ultra-low power biomedical implantable devices.

Research Interests 

Professor Yehia Massoud leads ‌‌‌the Innovative Technologies Laboratories (ITL), which spans over the broad range of technical areas including smart cities, autonomous systems, smart health, photonic metamaterials, and nanotechnology. ITL looks into designing state-of-the-art innovative technological solutions addressing challenging problems for the region and worldwide.