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Sadiq M. Sait obtained a Bachelor's degree in Electronics from Bangalore University in 1981, and Master's and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1983 & 1987 respectively.

He was awarded a research/teaching assistantship by the Department of Electrical Engineering during 1981-1986. Since 1987 he has been working at the Department of Computer Engineering where he is now a Professor, teaching graduate & undergraduate courses in the areas related to Digital Design Automation, VLSI System Design & Computer Architecture. In 1981 Sait received the best Electronic Engineer award from the Institute of Electrical Engineers, Bangalore. In 1990, 1994 & 1999 he was awarded the 'Distinguished Researcher Award' by KFUPM. In 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995 & 2000 he was nominated by the Computer Engineering Department for the 'Best Teacher Award' which he received in 1995, and 2000. Sait has authored over 100 research papers in International Journals & Conferences. He has also contributed two chapters to a book entitled 'Progress in VLSI Design'. He served on the editorial board of International Journal of Computer Aided Design between 1988-1990, and was invited to serve as a guest editor for their special issue on Hardware Description Languages. He is currently the Computer Science Editor of Arabian Journal for Science & Engineering. Sait has also served as a referee for several leading journals. He is the member of the reviewers board of the Computer-Aided Design Journal, UK. He has given invited lectures in The University of Erlangen, Nurenberg, and at IBM Research Center, Rushlikon. His current areas of interest are in Digital Design Automation, VLSI System Design, High Level Synthesis, and Iterative Algorithms.

Sadiq M. Sait is the co-author of the book VLSI PHYSICAL DESIGN AUTOMATION: Theory & Practice, published by McGraw-Hill Book Co., Europe, (and also co-published by IEEE Press), January 1995, and ITERATIVE COMPUTER ALGORITHMS with APPLICATIONS in ENGINEERING (Solving Combinatorial Optimization Problems): published by IEEE Computer Society Press, California, USA, 1999.

Sadiq M. Sait has been nominated to appear in Marquis Who's Who in the World, 1997 edition, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1997 edition, and has also been nominated by IBC Cambridge to appear in "2000 Outstanding People of the 20th Century".

He was the Chairman of Computer Engineering Department, KFUPM from January 2001 - December 2004; Director of Information Technology Center (ITC), KFUPM, January 2005 - January 2011. Presently, he is the Director of Center for Communication and IT Research (CCITR), Research Institute (RI), KFUPM, since January 2011.


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