Biography

Dr. Awad received his Bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Birzeit University in 2004. He got his master degree in Computing with distinction from Birzeit University in 2011. He got his doctoral degree from the department of Communications and Computer Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2016. His PhD thesis focuses on developing novel algorithms for mask optimization problem in optical lithography for large scale integrated digital circuits. He published over 14 conference proceedings and Journal papers. Dr.Ahmed worked as a Quality Assurance Engineer for CISCO systems from 2009-2013. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Sciences, An-Najah National University. His research interest includes: Network-related optimization problems, Internet of Things (IoT) security, Reversible Logic Synthesis and Optimization, Optical Lithography and OPC, and advanced memory design problems. Dr.Awad i a member of IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, and Jordanian Engineering Association.

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Education
Institution
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Country
Japan
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Department
Communications and Computer Engineering
Thesis
Robust Lithographic Mask Generation for Advanced Technology Nodes
Speciality
CAD Algorithms
Sub speciality
Duration
2013 - 2016
Institution
Birzeit University
Country
Palestine
Degree
MSc
Faculty
Faculty of Higher Studies
Department
Master of Computing- Science and Engineering
Thesis
Reducing Test Power for Embedded Memories
Speciality
CAD Algorithms
Sub speciality
Duration
2009 - 2011
Institution
Birzeit University
Country
Palestine
Degree
BSc
Faculty
Faculty of Information Technology
Department
Computer Systems Engineering
Thesis
Data Collection Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks
Speciality
Computer Engineering
Sub speciality
Duration
2004 - 2009
Institution
Alfadeleyya Secondary School
Country
Palestine
Degree
High School
Faculty
Department
Thesis
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
2001 - 2003
Employment History
Country
Japan
Institution
Toshiba Corporation
Position/Job Description
OPC Algorithms Developer
Period
Aug. 19, 2014 - Sept. 12, 2014
Country
Japan
Institution
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Position/Job Description
Researcher
Period
April 1, 2013 - Oct. 1, 2013
Country
Palestine
Institution
Exalt Technologies
Position/Job Description
Quality Assurance Engineer for CISCO Systems- Framework leader
Period
Jan. 5, 2011 - March 27, 2013
Country
Palestine
Institution
Gsoft Technologies
Position/Job Description
Quality Assurance Engineer for CISCO System
Period
Oct. 24, 2009 - Dec. 20, 2010
Country
Palestine
Institution
Toulkarem Municipality Computer Center
Position/Job Description
Programming Languages Lectuter
Period
June 1, 2008 - Aug. 1, 2008
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