Abdelkrim Mekki, Ph.D

Abdelkrim Mekki earned a Bachlor of Science from the Department of Physics at University of Science and Technology at Algiers, in June 1984, and the Master of Science degree in Physics from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, New York, in June 1986. His PhD research work was in the area of Computer Aided Design (CAD) with emphasis on delay modeling, timing analysis, and performance driven physical design of integrated circuits.

From 1982 to 1983, he worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Informatics of the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, where he was a member of the NADIR project sponsored by INRIA (Versailles, France) to model and evaluate newly developed protocols for satellite data communication. From 1984 to 1990, he was employed as a Research Assistant in the Computer Science Department of the University of Minnesota, where he worked on various industrial CAD projects funded by companies, such as Control Data, Honeywell, UNYSIS, and Sperry Corporation. In addition to his Research Assistant appointment, he was also working as a Teaching Assistant, where he participated in the teaching of graduate courses on CAD of VLSI and software engineering.

In September 1990 Habib Youssef joined the Department of Computer Engineering of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1995.

At KFUPM, he has been teaching courses on CAD of VLSI, Data & Computer Communication Networks, and Modeling & Performance Analysis of Computer Systems. He is also involved in several sponsored R&D projects in various VLSI Design Automation areas, such as, High-level Synthesis, Timing Driven Physical Design, and FPGAs.

Habib Youssef has authored more than fourty journal and conference papers. He is the co-author of the book "VLSI Physical Design Automation: Theory and Practice", published by McGraw-Hill Book Co., Europe, (also co-published by IEEE Press), January 1995. He is also the co-author of the book "Iterative Computer Algorithms and their Applications in Engineering", IEEE CS Press (to appear in 1999).

Dr. Youssef's current research interests are computer networks, modeling and performance analysis of computer systems, communication protocol engineering, and CAD of VLSI.

Dr. Youssef is a member of IEEE.