Ahmed Elkholy (S’08–M’17) received the B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 2008 and 2012, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA in 2016. 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 and Silicon Labs, Austin, TX during the summers of 2014 and 2016 respectively. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His current research interests include frequency synthesizers, high-speed serial links, and low-power data converters.
Dr. Elkholy received the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award (2015-2016), Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award (2016), and the M. E. Van Valkenburg Graduate Research Award from the 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, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS I & II, and the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems.