Mohammed Affan Zidan, sensors lab member and PhD candidate in the Electrical Engineering (EE) Program at the Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) division, received the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Pre Doctoral Fellowship. The CAS society offers annually two Pre Doctoral Fellowships worlwide to recognize a young member enrolled in a PhD program in a field related to the Circuits and Systems Society field of interest. The winner of the award receives a paid travel to the IEEE ISCAS conference to receive the award: US $ 25k (stipend of US $ 15k, tuition and fees up to a maximum of US $8 k, and a grant of US $ 2k to the department in which the recipient is registered).
Mohammed received his bachelors in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Institute of Aviation Engineering and Technology (IAET), Cairo, Egypt in 2006 where he was ranked first. In 2010, he earned a masters in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt, also ranking first. In September 2011, he joined KAUST to complete his Ph.D. in EE. His research interests include memristor circuits and systems and computer architecture.
Please join me congratulating Mohammed for this well deserved recognition of their research work.