Yehia Massoud is the Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999. He was a Group Leader in the Advanced Technology Group at Synopsys Inc. in Mountain View, CA from 1999 to 2003. He joined Rice University in July 2003 and became a tenured associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science in 2007. Before joining WPI in September 2012, he was the W.R. Bunn Head of the ECE department at UAB.
Yehia Massoud is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was named a Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for 2014-2015. He is the Editor of the Mixed-Signal Letters - the Americas. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (TVLSI) and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I). He also served as a Guest Co-Editor of the May 2010 special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I. He served as the Theme Leader for Novel Interconnects and Architectures in the SRC Southwest Academy of Nanoelectronics from 2006-2011. He also served as the 2009 General Program co-Chair and the 2007 Technical Program Co-Chair of the ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI.
Dr. Massoud has published more than 220 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He was selected as one of the ten MIT Alumni featured by the EECS department at MIT in 2012 and was elected to the IEEE Nanotechnology Council from 2009 to 2011. He was awarded the Rising Star of Texas Medal in 2007. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2005, the DAC fellowship in 2005, the Synopsys Special Recognition Engineering Award in 2000, several Best Paper Award Nominations, and two Best Paper Awards at the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design and the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology.