MSD (Microelectronics System Design) Program Director
Rafik S. Guindi is an Associate Professor at Nile University, as well as the Undergraduate General Education Requirements Director. He is also affiliated with Northwestern University (USA) through his involvement with the Nanoelectronics Integrated Systems Center (NISC), which is a joint center between Northwestern and Nile University.
Dr. Guindi received his B.Sc. degree (with Highest Honors) in Electronics and Communication Engineering and his M.Sc. degree in Electronic Circuits from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1985 and 1989 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, in 1995. He then worked with Nortel in Ottawa, Canada, from 1995 to 1996, after which he joined the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department at Cairo University, Egypt. From 2001 to 2003 Dr. Guindi was a visiting professor in the ECE department at the University of Toronto in Canada. In 2003, he joined the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology as a Program Director for technology programs in the Nile University Project. He became Executive Director of the Project in 2005 until the official launch of Nile University in 2007. In 2008, he established the Microelectronics System Design (MSD) graduate program which he is currently directing. Recently, he contributed to the creation of the Egypt-IBM Nanotechnology Research Center.
Dr. Guindi received a number of excellence and teaching awards from the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the University of Waterloo, and Cairo University. His current research interests include circuit-level issues related to power dissipation and low-power design, leakage power estimation and minimization, high-level synthesis methodologies for analog and mixed analog-digital systems, behavioral modeling for analog and mixed-signal/mixed-domain systems, and the general area of computer-aided design (CAD) for integrated circuits.