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Yehea
Ismail

Position
Professor
Department
Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering
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Brief Biography

Yehea Ismail is the director of the nanoelectronics and devices center at The American University in Cairo and Zewail City. He was a tenured professor with Northwestern University, United States from 2000 till 2011. Ismail was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transaction on Very Large Scale Integration (TVLSI) 2011-2015 and the chair-elect of the IEEE VLSI technical committee. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, was on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Fundamental Theory and Applications, and a guest editor for a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems on “On-Chip Inductance in High Speed Integrated Circuits”. He has also chaired many conferences such as GLSVLSI, IWSOC, ISCAS. He was the chief scientist of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt.

Ismail has several awards such as the USA National Science Foundation Career Award, the IEEE CAS Outstanding Author Award, Best Teacher Award at Northwestern University, and many other best teaching awards and best paper awards. Ismail is the distinguished lecturer of IEEE CASS. He is an IEEE fellow.

Ismail has published more than 400 papers in top refereed journals and conferences and many patents. He co-authored seven books including On-Chip Inductance in High-Speed Integrated Circuits, Handbook on Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design, Temperature-Aware Computer Architecture, Arbitrary Modeling of TSVs for 3D Integrated Circuits, and Circuit Design Techniques for Microscale Energy Harvesting Systems. He has many patents in the area of high-performance circuits and interconnects design and modeling. His work is some of the most highly cited in the VLSI area and is extensively used by industry.

Education

April 2000

PhD degree from the University of Rochester.

Research focus is on on-chip inductance in high speed integrated circuits.

May. 1998

Masters degree, University of Rochester, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. GPA is 4.0. Focus is on VLSI circuit design.

May  1996

Masters degree in Electronics, Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Communications Department. Masters thesis: “Design of Stray-Insensitive Switched-Capacitor Filters.” Total grade: Distinction with Honors.

 

June 1993

 

Bachelor of Engineering, Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electronics and Communications. Total grade: Distinction with Honors.

Patent Disclosures (Six Patents that were Granted since 2012)
  1. Abdallah Amgad and Yehea Ismail, “Multilevel Multistate Voltage Regulator,” International Application number (PCT/US2015/015696)
  2. Khaled El-Kinawi and Yehea Ismail, An Algorithm to Eliminate Multiple Input Switching, provisional no. 61/934669
  3. Yehea Ismail, Hossam Mekawy, Moaataz Mahmoud, and Tarek Nadi “An Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic positioning system”, provisional no. 61/910224 
  4. Nikhil Rangaraju; Bruce W. Wessels; Yehea I. Ismail; Joseph Shimon Friedman, “Logic Cells Based on Spin Diode and Applications of Same NU IP Track Code” U.S. Patent No. 8,912,821, December 16, 2014
  5. Yehea Ismail and Farrukh Khan, “Stocked Product Sensing System,” US 83218304, Feb, 2013
  6. Diaa Khalil, Yehea Ismail, and Hai Zhou, “System and methods for dynamic power estimation for a digital circuit,” US8359173, April 2013
Patents in Preparation
  1. Yehea Ismail, Ezz Eldin Omar, Sally Safwat, and Maged Ghoneima, “An all-Digital Serial Link for On-Chip and Chip-to-Chip Communications Using a New Tri-level Coding Scheme”
  2. Mohamed Wahba, Yehea Ismail, and Amr Wassal, “Low Power Charge Recycling Clocking Circuits for Arbitrary Waveform Generation”
  3. Yehea Ismail and Loai Galal, “High Efficiency Switched Capacitor DC-DC Converters using Adiabatic Concepts”
  4. Loai Galal and Yehea Ismail, “A New High-Performance, High Resolution Regenerative Comparator”
  5. Loai Galal and Yehea Ismail, “A New Hysteretic Control Scheme for Interleaved Switched Capacitor DC-DC Converters Reducing the Maximum Operating Frequency”
  6. Mina Raymond, Maged Ghoneima, and Yehea Ismail, “On-Chip Calibration/Adaptation Circuit and Scheme to Arbitrarily Place Designs into any Process Corner”
  7. Mohamed Khaled, Karim Rauf, Alaa Elrouby, and Yehea Ismail, “Compact Models for Through Silicon Vias”
  8. Yehea Ismail and Abdelmohsen Ali, “A New Fast Simulation and Optimization Tool and Algorithm for Switched Capacitor Voltage Regulators”
Research Fields
  • Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems
  • On-Chip Inductance in High Speed Integrated Circuits
  • Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design
  • Temperature-Aware Computer Architecture
  • Arbitrary Modeling of TSVs for 3D Integrated Circuits
  • Circuit Design Techniques for Microscale Energy Harvesting Systems
  • High performance circuits and interconnect design and modeling.
Books and Books Chapters
  1. Y. I. Ismail and E. G. Friedman “On-Chip Inductance in High Speed Integrated Circuits”, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 200
  2. Y. I. Ismail, Designing Large Global Nets, Chapter nine of the Edited Book: Chuck Alpert, Dinesh Mehta, and Sachin Sapatnekar, “Handbook on Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design”, CRC press, 2007.
  3. J. Ku and Y. Ismail, Chapter ten of the Book: Kevin Skadron and Mircea R. Stan, “Temperature-Aware Computer Architecture”, Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann, 2007.
  4. Ayman Eltaliawy, Hassan Mostafa, and Yehea Ismail, “Circuit Design Techniques for Microscale Energy Harvesting Systems”, Saarbrücken, Germany, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, In press. (ISBN: 978-3-659-62384-4), October 201
  5. Eslam Yahya, Yehea Ismail "Hardware security issues and vulnerabilities”. Accepted book chapter, to appear in: IET book “Computational Methods in Information Security”
  6. Khaled Mohamed, Alaa Elrouby, and Yehea Ismail, “Arbitrary Modeling of TSVs for 3D Integrated Circuits”, Springer, (ISBN: 978-3-319-07611-9), 2014
  7. Hoda Abdelsalam, Emad Hegazi, Hassan Mostafa, and Yehea Ismail, “A Programmable Receiver Front-End for Multi-Band Multi-Standard Applications”, Saarbrücken, Germany, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, In press. (ISBN: 978-3-659-75556-9)
  8. Yehya H. Ghallab and Yehea Ismail" CMOS Circuits and Systems for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications", Lab-on-a-chip Book, InTech Publisher, 2016.
Refereed Journal Publications (Total is 101)
  1. M.shehata, Hassan Mostafa, Yehea Ismail (2018), "On The Theoretical Limits of The Power Efficiency of Photonically Generated IR-UWB Waveforms”, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Volume: 36, Issue: 10,Pages: 2017 – 2023.
  2. Abdullah Abdulslam, Baker Mohammad, Mohamed Ismail, Patrick P. Mercier, Yehea Ismail (2018), "A 93% Peak Efficiency Fully-Integrated Multilevel Multistate Hybrid DC-DC Converter", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, Pages: 1-14.
  3. Ismail, Y, H. Mostafa, H. Abdelhamid, and A. Helmy (2017), "Technology Scaling Roadmap for FinFET-Based FPGA Clusters Under Process Variations” Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, vol. 27, issue 4, pp. 1850056_1-32
  4. Shady Agwa, Eslam Yahya, Yehea Ismail (2018), "A Low Power Self-healing Resilient Microarchitecture for PVT Variability Mitigation", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, Volume: 65, Issue: 6, Pages: 1909 – 1918
  5. Ismail, Y, Y. Ghallab, L. Safari, and M. Eldeeb (2017), "Low-Voltage Subthreshold CMOS Current Mode Circuits: Design and Applications” International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 82, pp. 251-264
  6. Ismail, Y. and H. Mostafa (2017), "Accurate Closed Form Expressions for The Bit Rate-Distance Relationship in IR-UWBoF Systems” IEEE Communication Letters, vol. 21, issue 10, pp. 2138-2141.
  7. Mohamed Y. Elsayed, Abdelaziz M. Gouda , Yehea Ismail, Mohamed A. Swillam (2017) "Silicon-based SERS substrates fabricated by Electroless etching", Journal of Lightwave Technology, Volume: 35, Issue: 14, Pages: 3075 – 3081.
  8. Ismail, Y, H. Mostafa, A. Nassar, and A. Sadek (2017), "Towards the Implementation of Multi-band Multi-standard Software Defined Radio using Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration” Journal of Communication Systems, volume 30, issue 17, e3342.
  9. Ismail, Y, H. Mostafa, and M. Shehata, (2017), "Closed Form Expressions and Bounds for The Signal to Noise Ratio in IR-UWBoF Systems” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 29, issue 6, pp. 507-510.
  10. Ismail, Y, M. Swillam, H. Mekawey, and R. Gamal (2017), "Potential of slot waveguides for silicon-based optical interconnects” SPIE Newsroom; doi: 10.1117/2.1201611.006750
  11. Mohammed Eldeeb, Hassan Elghitani, Yehya Ghallab, Yehea Ismail (2017), “0.4V Miniature CMOS Current Mode Instrumentation Amplifier for Wearable/Implantable Bioelectronics”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II.
  12. Elsayed, M. Y, Y. Ismail, and M. Swillam (2017), "Semiconductor plasmonic gas sensor using on-chip infrared spectroscopy” Applied Physics A, vol. 123, issue 113.
  13. Gamal, R, S. Shafaay, Y. Ismail, and M. Swillam (2017), "Silicon plasmonics at midinfrared using silicon-insulator-silicon platform” Journal of Nanophotonics, vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 016006
  14. Elsayed, M. Y, A. M. Gouda, Y. Ismail, and M. Swillam (2017), "Silicon-based SERS substrates fabricated by Electroless etching” Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 35, issue 14, pp. 3075 - 3081
  15. Ahmed El-Badawy, Marwa Amer, Reda Abdelbaset, Sameh N.Sherif, Marwan Abo-Elela, Yehya H.Ghallab, Hamdy Abdelhamid, Yehea Ismail, Nagwa El-Badri (2016), “Adipose Stem Cells Display Higher Regenerative Capacities and More Adaptable Electro-Kinetic Properties Compared to Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells”, Nature Research Journal, Scientific Reports volume 6, Article number: 37801 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep37801.
  16. Omnia Samy, Hamdy Abdelhamid, Yehea Ismail, Abdelhalim Zekry (2016), “A 2D compact model for lightly doped DG MOSFETs (P-DGFETs) including negative bias temperature instability (NBTI) and short channel effects (SCEs)”, Microelectronics Reliability Journal, Volume 67, Pages 82-88.
  17. A. M. Gouda, M. Y. Elsayed, A. E. Khalifa, Y. Ismail, M. A. Swillam (2016), “Lithography-free Wide-Angle Antireflective Self-cleaning Silicon Nanocones”, Optics Letters, Vol. 41, Issue 15, pp. 3575-3578
  18. Hassan Mostafa, Yehea Ismail (2016), "Process Variation Aware Design of Multi-Valued Spintronic Memristor-Based Memory Arrays", IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Volume: 29, Issue: 2, Pages: 145 – 152.
  19. Hassan Mostafa, Yehea Ismail (2016), “Statistical Yield Improvement Under Process Variations of Multi-Valued Memristor-Based Memories”, Microelectronics Journal, Volume 51, Pages 46-57
  20. Ali Kourani, Emad Hegazi, Yehea Ismail (2016) "Electronic Frequency Compensation of AlN-on-Si MEMS Reference Oscillators", Microelectronics Journal, Microelectronics Journal, Volume 54, Pages 72-84

Refereed Conference Publications (Total is 246)

  1. Lotfia El Nadi, Mohamed Ezzat, I. Marzook, Gamal A .Fattah, A.M. Aboufotouh and  Yehea Ismail, “Silicon Nano-Crystallites Prepared by Nanosecond Laser Ablation of  Si- Wafers in Water”, International Conference and Expo on Nanotechnology, 19-21 April, 2018 Dubai, UAE
  2. Lotfia M. El Nadi, Mohamed Ezzat, Yehea Ismail, “2-Crystalline Si Nano-Wires Increased the Performance of Solar Cells”, International Conference and Expo on Nanotechnology, 19-21 April, 2018 Dubai, UAE
  3. Hosam Mekawey, Mohamed Swillam, Yehea Ismail, "Extraordinary Transmission in Mid-IR through a perforated doped silicon film”, International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META18) June 2018, France, accepted in Feb. 2018
  4. Mohammed A Eldeeb, Yehya H Ghallab, Yehea Ismail, “Fully Integrated Mixed Mode Interface Circuit in 65 nm CMOS for Leukemia Detection and Classification”, 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2018), Florence, Italy, accepted for Poster presentation, January 2018
  5. Sameh Sherif, Yehya Ghallab, Yehea Ismail, “Electroporation Improvement of Leukemic Cells Through Dielectrophoresis”, 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2018), Florence, Italy, accepted for Poster presentation, January 2018.
  6. Mohamed Elsayed, Yehea Ismail, Mohamed Swillam, “Mid-infrared graphene-insulator-graphene plasmonic modulator”, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXII SPIE OPTO Photonics West Paper 10535-73, San Francisco, 27 Jan – 1 Feb 2018 (Poster)
  7. Mohamed Elsayed, Abdelaziz Gouda, Yehea Ismail, Mohamed Swillam, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering using silicon nanowires decorated with plasmonic nanoparticles”, Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures VIII SPIE OPTO Photonics West Paper 10541-81, San Francisco, 27 Jan – 1 Feb 2018 (Poster)
  8. Abdelaziz M. Gouda, Mohamed Elsayed, Ahmed E. Khalifa, Yehea Ismail, Mohamed A. Swillam, “Random textured silicon oxide nanocones for high-performance thin silicon solar cells”, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices VII SPIE OPTO Photonics West, Paper 10527-21, San Francisco, 27 Jan – 1 Feb 2018 (Oral)
  9. Hossam Ahmed, Hassan Mostafa, Amr, Helmy, Yehea Ismail, “114-High CMRR and Wideband Current-Mode Instrumentation Amplifier Using Fully Differential Operational Floating Conveyor”, International Japan-Africa Conference on Electronics, Communications and Computers (JAC-ECC 2017), October 2017
  10. Abdallah Kassem, Yehea Ismail, “Design of a Time-Based Capacitance-to-Digital Converter Using Current Starved Inverters”, 29th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM2017) posted to published on the IEEE Xplore digital library, effective 2018-01-25
  11. Abdallah Kassem, Yehea Ismail, “Low-Power High-Accuracy Seizure Detection Algorithms for Neural Implantable Platforms", 29th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM2017) posted to published on the IEEE Xplore digital library, effective 2018-01-25
  12. Abdallah Kassem, Yehea Ismail, “An Improved Design for High Speed Analog Applications of The Fully Differential Operational Floating Conveyor”, 29th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM2017) posted to published on the IEEE Xplore digital library, effective 2018-01-25
  13. A. Fouad, Y. Ismail, and H. Mostafa, "Design of a Time-Based Capacitance-to-Digital Converter Using Current Starved Inverters", IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2017), Beirut, Lebanon, In Press. 
  14. K. Helal, A. Y. Aboelmakarem, A. - M. B. R. Fouad, T. S. Kamel, K. A. M. Nageeb, M. M. K. Mohamed, M. M. Abdelrhman, Y. Ismail, and H. Mostafa, "Low-Power High-Accuracy Seizure Detection Algorithms for Neural Implantable Platforms", IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2017), Beirut, Lebanon, In Press.
  15. H. Elgemmezy, A. Helmy, H. Mostafa, and Y. Ismail, " An Improved Design for High Speed Analog Applications of The Fully Differential Operational Floating Conveyor", IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2017), Beirut, Lebanon, In Press. 
  16. D. Yasser, M. Elgamal, M. Atef, O. Hamada, A. H. Hassan, Y. Ismail, and H. Mostafa, "A Comparative Analysis of Optimized Low-Power Comparators for Biomedical-ADCs", IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2017), Beirut, Lebanon, In Press.
  17. Mohamed Shehata, Hassan Mostafa, and Yehea Ismail, “Wireless Reach Extension of IR-UWB Waveforms in Short Range IR-UWBoF Systems ", IEEE-5th International Conference on ADVANCED CONTROL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS (ACCS’017), IEEE-4th International Conference on NEW PARADIGMS IN ELECTRONICS& INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (PEIT'017), 5-8 November 2017, Alexandria, Egypt.
  18. A. k. ELdin, I. Ahmed, A. Obeid, A. Shalash, Y. Ismail, and H. Mostafa, "A Cost-Effective Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration Implementation Flow for Xilinx FPGA", IEEE International NEW Generation of Circuits and Systems (NGCAS 2017), Genova, Italy, IEEE. Silver best paper award at NGCAS 2017 in Genove, Italy
  19. Amr Hassan, Hassan Mostafa, Hossam A. H. Fahmy, Yehea Ismail, "Exploiting the Dynamic Partial Reconfigurtion on NoC-Based FPGA", IEEE International NEW Generation of Circuits and Systems (NGCAS 2017), Genova, Italy, IEEE, In Press.  Golden best paper award at NGCAS 2017 in Genove, Italy
  20. A. Abubakr, A. Ibrahim, Y. Ismail, and H. Mostafa, "The Impact of Soft Errors on Memristor-Based Memory", IEEE International NEW Generation of Circuits and Systems (NGCAS 2017), Genova, Italy, IEEE, In Press.
  21. A. Hassan, M. Elbadry, Y. Ismail, and H. Mostafa, "A Low-Power Self-Startup Bandgap Circuit for Energy Efficient Applications", IEEE International NEW Generation of Circuits and Systems (NGCAS 2017), Genova, Italy, IEEE, In Press.
  22. A. Ali, A. H. Hassan, M. Hassoubh, M. Ali, N. Mohamed, W. M. Ismail, M. Refky, Y. Ismail, and H. Mostafa, "A 1 Gs/S 6-Bit Time-Based Analog-to-Digital Converter (T-ADC) for Front-End Receivers", IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWCAS 2017), Boston, MA, USA, IEEE, In Press.
  23. S. F. Nafea, B. E. Elnaghi, A. A. S. Dessouki, S. El-Rabaie, Y. Ismail, and H. Mostafa, "Area-Efficient Read/Write Circuit for Spintronic Memristor Based Memories", IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWCAS 2017), Boston, MA, USA, IEEE, In Press. 
  24. A. Zaky, M. Shehata, Y. Ismail, and H. Mostafa, "Characterization and Model Validation of Triboelectric Nanogenerators using Verilog-A", IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWCAS 2017), Boston, MA, USA, IEEE, In Press
  25. A. K. ELdin, K. Mohamed, Y. Ismail, and H. Mostafa, "A Reconfigurable Hardware Platform Implementation for Software Defined Radio using Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration on Xilinx Zynq FPGA", IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWCAS 2017), Boston, MA, USA, IEEE, In Press.

Activities, Honors, and Memberships

  • Fellow of IEEE, January 2011
  • Editor in Chief of the Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, January 2011- …
  • Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE CASS
  • Best Paper Awards (see references).
  • 2002 Circuits and Systems Society Outstanding Young Author (see reference ‎70).
  • 2002 NSF CAREER Award.
  • 2002-2003 Best Teacher Award, ECE department, Northwestern University.
  • On the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems 1: Fundamental Theory and Applications, 2000-2004.
  • On the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 2000-2006.
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 2007-2010.
  • Chair of the IEEE VLSI Technical Committee 2005- present
  • On the IEEE CAS Society awards subcommittee 2003-2004
  • On the Awards committee of ICCAD 2004 - 2007.
  • Chair of the Gate Timing and power Subcommittee in ICCAD 2005.
  • Technical Chair of the International Workshop on System on a Chip 2003, 2004.
  • Technical Chair of the Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI Circuits 2005.
  • General Chair of the Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI Circuits 2006.
  • Editorial board of the Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers 2006 – present.
  • On the technical committees of ICCAD, DAC, ISCAS, and MWCAS.
  • Advisor to the NSF on many panels.

Graduate Students

At Northwestern and Nile University, more than 40 students were graduated: 21 Ph.D. students and 24 Masters Students. At AUC, 1 Ph.D. student and 23 Masters Students were graduated. In addition, 4 students are currently enrolled for Master Theses and 4 for Ph.D. at AUC.  Finally, around 25 Students are co-advised by CND members who are enrolled for Masters and Ph.D. at other Egyptian Universities.

Teaching

Consistently scored above 5 in CTEC scores at Northwestern with very positive comments from students (see http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/ctec/ctec-view.cgi?netid=yis335). I was also most frequently cited for the last 5 years at NU by the students in an exit survey among the best professors they had. Received best teacher award from the ECE department at NU in 2002-2003. At AUC, I consistently scored more than 4.5/5 in student evaluations with very positive comments.

Citation Indices

All citations are 4129, 1537 since 2013,

h-index for all is 31 and 18 since 2013,

i10-index for all is 92 and 44 since 2013.