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
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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.

Current Research Interests

Her current research and teaching activities are in Bio-Technology with Bio-Inspired Intelligent Signal Perception and Processing (ISPP), sub-micro-electronics, VLSI Circuits of embedded neural networks and genetic algorithms for novel systems-on-a-chip, Analog ICs, Electronic Nose and other bio-inspired systems. Electronic Nose: Smart Interface-Systems and Novel Resonating Polymer-sensors; Analog, Digital and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits; Device/Circuit Modelling and Simulation; 3-D Electronic Devices: Low noise, Low power.

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.


Published more than 135 articles, with 49 refereed papers within the past 5 years.

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)

Courses taught

  • EE384_Fall 2002: Electronic Materials and Devices* - Upcoming site for this course
  • EE326_Winter 2002: Electronic Circuit Design
  • EE581_Winter 2002: Integrated Circuits and Devices
  • EE585/485 Winter 2003: VLSIC Design of Digital ASICS -Upcoming site for this course
  • EE595/495 Winter 2003: -Upcoming site for this course