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Zidan wins best poster award

posted May 3, 2013, 2:57 AM by Khaled salama
Mohammed Affan Zidan, PhD candidate in the Electrical Engineering (EE) Program at the Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) division, received the best postgraduate poster award at the second Saudi International Electronics, Communications and Photonics conference, held 27-30 April 2013 in Riyadh, KSA.  Mohammed won the prize for his poster titled "Memristor-Based Memories". This conference is second of a series of conferences that occur every two years hosted by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) where researchers discuss novel approaches and state of the art findings in Electronics, Communications and Photonics. 

This work, coauthored with Prof. Khaled Salama, addresses the numerous challenges facing memristor based memories, a promising retainable, high density resistive memory technology. 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 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.