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Ahmed Eltawil

Ahmed M. Eltawil is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where he joined the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division (CEMSE) in 2019. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) since 2005. At KAUST, he is the founder and director of the Communication and Computing Systems Laboratory (CCSL). Professor Eltawil’s research is in the area of efficient architectures for computing and communications systems in general, and wireless systems in particular, spanning the application domains of body area networks, low-power mobile systems, machine learning platforms, sensor networks, and critical infrastructure networks. 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 low-power computing and wireless communication system design. He received several awards, including the NSF CAREER award supporting his research in low-power computing and communication systems. He is a distinguished lecturer and senior member of the IEEE and a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors, USA. He was selected as “Innovator of the Year” for 2021 by the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. For his contributions to societal benefit through wireless innovations, Professor Eltawil received two certificates of recognition from the United States Congress.  

Lecture Topics
  • The Internet of Bodies: A Gateway to Holistic Healthcare
  • RIS-assisted Wireless Networks; Challenges and Solutions
  • Deployment Strategies and Trajectory Planning for Airborne Wireless Networks
  • Smart and Connected Systems: The Gateway to a Sustainable Future
  • Low power approaches to communication and computing system design.
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Saudi Arabia