Keynote Session

Monday, March 16
8:30 am - 9:30 am
   

Ahmad Bahai
Vice President & Chief Technologist, Analog
Texas Instruments

   

Dr. Ahmad Bahai is chief technologist of TI and director of Kilby Labs and corporate research. He was previously CTO and director of research labs at National Semiconductor. He also is a consulting professor at Stanford University and an IEEE Fellow.


Before joining National and TI, Ahmad was technical manager of the communication and mixed-signal processing research group at Bell Laboratories, as well as a professor-in-residence at the University of California at Berkeley. He later co-founded Algorex, an IC and system design company for communication and acoustic applications, which was acquired by National.

Ahmad co-invented the multi-carrier spread spectrum, which is being used in many modern communication systems, such as 4G and power line communications. He authored the first textbook on orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) in 1999 and served as the associate editor of IEEE journals for five years. He also served on the International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSC) technical steering committee until 2011.

Ahmad has served as a technology adviser for many major energy initiatives in Europe and China and been on the industrial advisory board of the University of California, as well as a visiting professor at Cheng Du University in China.

He has been published in more than 80 IEEE/IEE publications and has 33 patents and five pending on systems and circuits. He received his master of science degree from Imperial College, the University of London, and his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, all in electrical engineering.

   
Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips
Professor & Director
Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering
Arizona State University
Member, ABET Board of Directors
   

 

   



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