Ahmed Elkholy

Title Ph.D. Student
Email elkholy2 @nospam594dab9ed40c9. illinois [dot] edu
Office 422 CSL

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).