Dr. Muhammad Elrabaa
Computer Engineering Dept.
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
P.O.Box 584, Dhahran 31261
B.Sc. Computer Engineering, Kuwait University, Kuwait, 1989
M.A.Sc. Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, CANADA, 1991
PhD Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, CANADA,1995
Sept. 2001 - to present: Assistant, then Associate, then Full Professor, Computer Engineering Dept., King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Taught many courses (both grad and undergrad) in areas of Logic Design, VLSI, Design, Modeling, and Synthesis of Digital systems using Hardware Description Languages, Senior Projects, Fundamentals of Computer Eng. Designs, etc.
Sept. 1998 – August 2001: Assistant Professor, Electrical Eng. Dept., UAE University
Designed, simulated, and tested digital circuits, analog circuits, and mixed digital-analog circuits. This involved working in a team as well as supervising others.
Sept. 1989 - Sept. 1995: Research Assistant, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
Conducted research on digital BiCMOS, communication, and Memory circuits. This included the design, simulations, and testing of a large variety of circuits.
May 1990 - Dec. 1994: Teaching Assistant, University of Waterloo
Designed, simulated and developed a library of digital standard cell circuits.
May 1989 - Sept. 1989: Research Assistant, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Jan. 1989 - May 1989: Teaching Assistant, Kuwait University, Kuwait
FPGA Cloud-Based Custom Computing Machines
FPGA-based Cloud security
Dynamically Altered Hardware Using Programmable Logic Devices
Data Communication Circuits and Networks on Chip
Smart Environmental Sensors
Low-Power Digital Circuits
Mixed Digital-Analog Circuits
Good knowledge of Hardware Description Languages (HDL) such as Verilog and VHDL and their use to model and synthesis hardware
Experience with many operating systems (UNIX, VMS,Windows, NT)
Excellent programming skills in many computer languages
Excellent communication skills
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND HONOURS
Was placed on the dean’s list during all my undergraduate study
Attended many workshops and international conferences
Was awarded many scholarships in the University of Waterloo during my graduate study
Gave many tutorials in workshops and conferences
Reviewed many papers for international journals and conferences
Was awarded several US patents