Ahmed Elkholy (S’08) received his B.Sc. degree with honors and M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Currently, he is a research assistant at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL where he is pursuing the PhD degree. From 2008 to 2012, he was an analog/mixed-signal design engineer at Si-Ware Systems, Cairo, Egypt, designing high performance clocking circuits and LC-based reference oscillators. He was with Xilinx, San Jose, CA during summer of 2014, working on high-performance flexible clocking architectures. His research interests include frequency synthesizers, high speed serial links, and low power data converters.
He received the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Pre-doctoral Achievement Award (2015-2016), Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award (2016), M. E. Van Valkenburg Graduate Research Award from University of Illinois (2016-2017). He also received the IEEE SSCS Student Travel Grant Award (2015), Intel/IBM/Catalyst Foundation CICC Student Award (2015), Edward N. Rickert Engineering Fellowship from Oregon State University (2012-2013), and best MSc thesis award from Ain Shams University in 2012. He serves as a reviewer for the IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS I & II, and IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS).