Hoda S. Abdel-Aty-Zohdy, Ph.D.

Hoda S. Abdel-Aty-Zohdy, Ph.D. Director of the Microelectronics & Bio-Inspired Systems Design Lab, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Professor
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IEEE/CASS Distinguished Lecturer 2004-2005

Chair of CHAPTER-I, IEEE/SEM Section

Director of the Microelectronics System Design Lab

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Abdel-Aty-Zohdy received the B.A.Sc. degree (with First Class Honors), from Cairo University, the M.A.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of Waterloo, Canada, ALL in Electrical Engineering.

She is the Founder (1992) and Director (1995-present) of the Microelectronics System Design Laboratory at Oakland University. She is Coordinator of the Engineering Physics Program, and a Professor of Electrical Engineering in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s Distinguished Lecturer (2004-2005) on: (1) Exploring the Bio-Computing Frontier, and (2) Bio-Inspired Intelligent Systems-ona- chip.


  • Electronic Materials and Devices
  • Electronic Circuit Design
  • Integrated Circuits and Devices


  • Director of the Microelectronics & Bio-Inspired Systems Design Lab
  • Bio-technology with intelligent signal processing on integrated chips for medical
  • Wireless accurate Classification applications, on sub-micro- electronics

Professional Associations

She is the elected Chair for the IEEE/SEM Section Chapter-I (on Circuits and Systems, Signal Processing, Information Theory, and Control) since 2000. She served as a Program Evaluator for the Computer Science Accreditation Commission (CSAC)/Accreditation Board (CSAB), the technical program co-chair for the IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2000 Track Chair 2001 and 2003, and President of the committee for future symposia. She served as the Organizer and General Chair of the Educational program for the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC88). A member of the Steering Committee and technical program for the IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems, IEEE MWSCAS since 93, and the IEEE CICC. She served as a member of the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI. She is a member of technical program committee for the IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education, MWSCAS, ICECS, CICC, GLSVLSIC, and ICM.

Dr. Abdel-Aty-Zohdy served as the General Chair for the first Collaborative Technologies Workshop in 1999 at the MBH, Oakland University. She is a Member of the IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, ACM SIGDA, AWIS Detroit Area chapter, IASTED, CSEE, EIC, and a senior member/faculty advisor (1982-98) for the Society of Women Engineers(OU).

Currently supervising 4-graduate students. Graduated Four Doctoral (Ph.D.) Students and supervised over 250 graduate and undergraduate thesis and projects.

Selected Publications

1. “Chemical Absorbate Detection on Graphene by Applying Electronic Structure
Calculations to Energy Minimized Molecular Models,” Symposium on Graphene
Nanomaterials and Neural Interfaces, 2011

2. “Cognitive Information Processing Using H/W Spiking Neural Networks,” 45th
Conference of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Research (ISSR), 2010

3. “Sampling Spiking Neural Network Electronic Nose on a Tiny Chi,” Proceedings
of the IEEE MWSCAS, 2010

4. “Hyper-Fuzzy Modeling and Control for Bio-Inspired Radar Processing,”
Proceedings from the IEEE National Aerospace & Electronics Conference,
NAECON, 2010

5. “Spiking Neural Network E-NOSE Classifier Chip,” Proceedings of the IEEE
National Aerospace & Electronics Conference, NAECON, 2010

6. “A Renewable Energy Primer: Myths, Reality, Business and Social Perception,”
Europe's Premier Wind Energy Conference, 2010

Current funding sources include

Air Force Office of Scientific Research/Materiels and Manufacturing, and Sensors Directorates,

SYSTRAN Federal Corp., Air Force Research Lab/MDA with WPI, Research Excellence Fund of the State of Michigan, MOSIS/AMI, AFRL/SND with UDRI,

TOPICS: Modelling of 3-D Carbon Fiber Diffraction Modulator Reconfigurable Bio-Inspired Intelligent System on a Chip Architectures for Aerospace Embedded Data Driven Prognosis Systems Bio-Inspired Intelligent System(s)-On-a-Chip Bio-Chemical Sensing and Detection

New Inventions in 2002-2003:(PATENT PENDING APPLICATIONS in 2003 on: (1) Modular, Digital, Stochastic Neural Network Architecture. (2) Electronic Nose: Real-Time detection of Biological Agents by Microwave Sensors.(3) Smart Carbon Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)