School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201

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

Headshot of Hoda S. Abdel-Aty-ZohdyProfessor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,
426 EC; (248) 370-2243; Fax: (248) 370-4633

John Dodge Chair 2012-2014;
Director of Microelectronics & Bio-Inspired Systems Design Lab;
Technology Leader of Bio-Inspired Systems, Inter-Governmental Personnel act Appointee (IPA), U.S. AFRL, 2007 and 2008;
Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Circuits & Systems Society 2004-2006

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; VLS Integrated Chips Design; Advanced Electronic Circuits; and VLSIC Analog/Digital Systems on Chips.


Neuromorphic Bio-inspired integrated systems on chips; Sub-microelectronics Applications Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) for Electronic-Nose (sensing and classification): IED; Automotive, Food and Health safety. Deep Learning AI on IC Chips with: 1) Neural Networks [SOFM, RNN, RDNN. and we pioneered Spiking NNs designs and Chip applications]. 2) Evolution/mutation as in GA and other bio-inspired materials and systems. Novel analog/digital IC chips for sensing, signal processing, detection, and decision making for life applications.

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.

1- “Odor Discrimination using Binary Spiking Neural Networks,” U.S. Patent Class 706/20, International Class: G06F 15/18, Issued April 2009. With J. Allen, and R. Ewing.
2- Invention discloser AFD834, “Smart power management of lead-acid storage battery using static and dynamic impedance involving intercalated graphite with sulphuric acid,” with R. Ewing, and F. L. Vogel, 2005
3- Invention discloser AFD668, “Modular, digital, stochastic Spiking Neural Network architecture for E-Nose,” with J. Allen and R. Ewing, 2003

Sample funding sources

Office of Naval Research (ONR): Spiking Neural Network based IED Classifier 2010-2015
Oakland University Research Excellence Award 2013
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, IPA 2007-2008
Air Force Research Labs, WPAFB Materials and Sensors Directorates 2000-20145 Research Excellence Fund of the State of Michigan
AFRL/SND with UDRI 2000-2015. Topics include
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 for Bio-Chemical Sensing and Detection

Selected Publications (out of 198); most are co-authored with students

1) “Modeling and design of a monopole antenna that operate at 3.3 [ghz] for future 5g sub 6 [ghz],” International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT), ISSN, Vol.-10, Issue-5, pp.338-346, June 2021

2) “Multi-Sensor Fusion Indoor Security Based on Interval Probability, Extended Kalman Filter and Fuzzy Rules Pruning,” Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Journal, ISSN 1687-4811, Vol. 17, issue 2, ICGST, pp. 21 - 28, 2018

3) "Applying Hyper-Fuzzy Extended Kalman Filter to Indoor Security Monitoring." ICGST International Journal on Automatic Control & System Engineering. Vol.17, Issue1, pp. 41-51, June 2017.

4) “Optimal Design of Short Fiber Bragg Grating Using Bat Algorithm with Adaptive Position Update," IEEE Photonics Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp.1-12, Feb. 2016.

5) “High-Birefringence Photonic Crystal Fiber Structures Based on the Binary Morse-Thue Fractal Sequence,” Proceedings of the IEEE Optical Engineering Applications, SPIE Vol 9958 99580W 1-to-10, Nov. 2016.

6) Technical Report for SBIR and Center for Innovative Radar Engineering (CIRE) AFRL, Contract FA8650-10-D-1750-Tech Area 1.1, [1] “Design and implementation of Daubechies-4 wavelets IC Chip preprocessor for Classifications.” [2] “Improved Radar Angle of Arrival (AOA) Classification using Modified Self-Organizing Feature.” 24 pages, August 2015.

7) “Design and Test of D4 Wavelets Integrated Chip Preprocessor for Chemical Classifications,” Proceedings of the IEEE MWSCAS2014, pp.651-654, Aug. 2014.

8) “Design and application of an enhanced GA,”Proceedings of the IEEE MWSCAS, pp.864-867, 2014.

9) “Dual Mode Digital Pulse Modulation (PWM & PFM) Generator ASIC for Laser Electro-Optic Q-Switching Application,” Proceedings of the IEEE MWSCAS2014, pp.901-904, August 2014.

10) Technical Report for ONR on IED#N000141010734, Standoff Explosive Devices & Detection, “SPIKING Neural Networks’ Based System Classifier for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDS),” 2010-2013.

11) "Spiking Neural Networks System Architecture for Phased Array Radar Data (MIMO) Classifications," AFRL/WPAFB/Center for Innovative Radar Engineering (CIRE)/RNET Technical Report, June, 2011.

12) “Sampling Spiking Neural Network Electronic Nose on a Tiny Chip,” Proceedings IEEE MWSCAS, pp. 81-84, August 2010.

13) "Applications of hyper-fuzzy modeling and control for bio-inspired systems", Proceedings of the IEEE MWSCAS, pp.169-172, August 2010.

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

15) "Reconfigurable Spiking Neural Networks for Space Based Radar," Proceedings of the Air Force Orbital Resources Ionosphere Conference, Dayton, OH, Jan. 2010.

16) "Next-Generation Advances in Cognitive Processing Using Spiking Neural Networks for Biochemical Sensing, Radar and Rapid HDL," Invited Plenary Paper, Proceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace Electronics Conference, pp. 1- 12, July 2009

17) "Cognitive Processing using Spiking Neural Networks,” Invited Tutorial, Proceedings of the IEEE NAECON 2009, pp.56 - 64, Dayton, July 2009.

18) "Optically tunable Photonic Crystal Waveguides", IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, Volume: 24, Issue: 10, pp. 10-11, 2009.

19) "Hybrid Polymer-Electrolyte Transistor for Optical Computing," Proceedings of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Conference, pp. 15-16, August, 2008.

20) "Molecular-Size Oscillator using Graphite Piezo Electrochemical Transducer Phenomenon," Proceedings of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Conference, pp. 43-44, Aug., 2008.

21) "Bio-Inspired Functionality Processing for Advanced Sensing and Detection," Proceedings of the 2008 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Conference, pp.31-32, August, 2008.

22) “An E-Nose Haar Wavelet Preprocessing Circuit for Spiking Neural Network Classification,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS2008, pp. 2178 - 2181, May 2008.

23) “Bacteriorhodopsin Based Memory and Sensors,” Nano Science and Technology Workshop (NST), Houston, TX, 2008.

24) “Dynamic Response Characteristics of a Novel Electrolyte Transistor,” Proceedings of the COMSOL Conference 2007, pp.19-24, October 2007.

25) “Biologically-Based Signal Processing Chips with Emphasis on Telecommunication Defect Tracking and Reliability Estimation,” Proceedings of the IEEE PACRIM on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing, pp. 1-7, 2007.

26) “A Compact Correlation Filter For On-Chip Learning in a Spiking Neural Network,” Proceedings of the IEEE/MWSCAS, pp. 733-737, August 2006.

27) “Dynamic PECT Effect for Nano-transducers and Hybrid Devices,” Proceedings of the IEEE/MWSCAS, IEEE, 10.1109/MWSCAS.2006.382041, pp. 235-239, 2006.

28) “Wavelet Based RDNN for Software Reliability Estimation,” ISCC’06. Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, pp.312 - 317, June 2006.

29) "Molecular Dynamics Simulation of bR and O States of Bacteriorhodopsin," Proceedings of the Meeting of the Minds XIII Journal for U/G Research, Vol. 7, pp. 206-209, January 2006.

30) “Transconductance Circuit Model of PECT Effect Device for a Smart Battery”, Proceedings of the IEEE MWSCAS 2005, pp.1279-1282, 0-7803-9197-7/05 2005 IEEE, August 2005.

31) “An Operational Transconductance Amplifier in 0.18µm SOI”, Proceedings of IEEE MWSCAS 2005, pp. 5-8, 0-7803-9197-7/05 IEEE, Aug. 2005.

32) “Novel Usage of Wavelet Basis in RDNN for Telecommunication Applications,” Proceedings of the IEEE MWSCAS, pp. 1915-1919, Award Winning Paper, 2005.

33) “Energy Diffusion Model of bR for Voxel Identification,” Proceedings of IEEE MWSCAS 2005, pp. 1294-1297, 0-7803-9197-7/05 2005 IEEE, August 2005.

34) “Plasticity Recurrent Spiking Neural Networks for Olfactory Pattern Recognition,” Proceedings of the IEEE MWSCA, pp.1741-1744, August 2005.

35) “Electronic Nose Inhibition in a Spiking Neural Network for Noise Cancellation,” Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, CIBCB, pp. 129-133, ISBN: 0-7803-8728-7, 2004.

36) “An Artificial Immune System Strategy for Robust Chemical Spectra Classification via Distributed Heterogeneous Sensors,” Proceedings of IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC2004. Vol. 1, pp.1036 - 1043, 10.1109/CEC.2004.1330976, 2004.

37) “Exploring the Bio-Computing Frontier,” Proceedings of the IEEE MWSCAS, Vol. 1, pp. 428 - 431, 10.1109/MWSCAS., December 2003.

38) “Plastic NNs for Bio-Chemical Detection,” Proceedings of The IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS2003, vol. V, pp. 665-668, May 2003.

39) “Four-Quadrant Analog MOS Multiplier with Wide Input Range,” International J. of Electronics 2003.

40) “Analysis and Implementation of an Analog Multiplexer in Time Domain,” Proceedings of the Meeting of the Minds Journal of UG Research, 5-pages, 2003.

41) “A Modular Recurrent Dynamic Neural Network for Robust Optimal Control”, Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems, V 31, No.3, pp. 160-172, 2003.

42) “Multidisciplinary Collaborative Methodology for System-of-Systems (SoS),” Proceedings of The International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, pp.191-195, Jan. 2003.

43) “Multidisciplinary Biotechnology Domains for Physical Sensors and Detectors.” IEEE 4th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, EWME2002, pp. 137-140, May 2002.

44) “Integrated Circuits and Systems for Bio-Chemical Sensing and Detection," ASEE NCS Spring Conference. 12 pages, April 6, 2002.

45) “A Modular Recurrent Dynamic Neural Network for Robust Optimal Control," Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems October 2001.

46) “Four-Quadrant Analog MOS Multiplier with Wide Input Range," International Journal of Electronics, August 2001.

47) “Multidisciplinary Collaboration Smart Perception Methodology for System-On-A-Chip (SOC),” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing: International Journal. vol. 28, No. 2, pp.179-190, August 2001.

48) “MOS Fully Analog Reinforcement Neural Network Chip,” 2001 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems Proceedings, ISCAS2001, Vol-III, pp.273-240, 200.

49) “Analog Computational Circuits for Neural Network Implementation,” Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems Vol-1, pp. 299-302, Cyprus, 1999.

50) “Semi-Custom VLSI Design and Implementation of a New Efficient RNS Division Algorithm,” The Computer Journal, vol.42, No.3, pp. 232-240, 1999.

51) “Reinforcement Learning Neural Network Circuits for Electronic Nose,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS99, vol. V, pp. 379-382, 1999.

52) “Compact High Gain CMOS Op Amp Design Using Comparators,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing: International Journal, vol.19, no.2, pp. 139-144, May 1999.

53) “Simple Low Power Analogue MOS Voltage Adder,” IEE Electronics Letters, vol.35, no.7, pp.552-553, April 1999.

54) “Robust Recurrent Dynamic Neural Network for Solving Linear and Nonlinear Signal Representation Problems,” The International Journal of Systems Science, vol.30, no.3, pp. 261-274, March 1999. Published by Taylor and Francis.

55) “Neural-Networks: Self-Organizing Feature Maps,” Invited Article for John Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, vol. 18, pp. 767-772, February 1999.

56) “Combinational Logic Approach for Implementing an Improved Approximate Squaring Function,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol.34, no. 2. pp. 236-240, Vol. 34, No. 2, 1999.

57) ``A Wide Input Range Analog Multiplier," Analog Journal, Special Analog Issue on Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, May 1998

58) “Residue to Binary Arithmetic Converter for the Moduli Set (2k, 2k - 1, 2k -1 -1)," IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems-II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing, Vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 204-209, February 1998.

59) “Artificial Neural Network Electronic Nose for Volatile Organic Compounds,” IEEE Computer Society Press for the Eighth Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, pp. 122 - 125, February 1998.

60) “A Recurrent Dynamic Neural Network for Noisy Signal Representation,” The Neurocomputing Journal, Vol. 17, Elsevier Science, pp.77-97, November 1997.

61) “Pros and Cons of Public Domain VLSIC Design Suites,” Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education, MSE97, pp. 3-4, and presented at Arlington, VA. July 21-23, 1997.

62) “Neural Networks for Pattern Discovery and Optimization in Signal Processing Applications," IEEE Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, IEEE Canada, CCECE/CCGE95, 0-7803-2766-7-9/95, pp.202-206, 1995.

63) “A High-Speed Division Algorithm for Residue Number System," Proceedings-1 of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS, pp.1996-1999, May 1995.

64) “A Numerical 2-D Simulator for j-MOS Power Transistor Turn-Off Mechanism," Proceedings of IASTED the International Conference on Modeling and Simulation, pp.106- 109, May 1994.

65) “A New SABER TM Simulation Model for Thin Film Field Effect Transistors Incorporating Process Dependent Device Parameters," Proceedings of the International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, ISDRS'93, pp. 565-568, December, 1993.

66) “Process-Dependent Circuit Modeling and Simulation of SOI JFETs,” Digital VLSI Applications, SIMULATION Journal, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp.113-126,1993.

67) “A Neural Network Approach to Least Square Estimates,'' Proceedings of the IEEE 35th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 1218-1220,1992.

68) “Improved Models for n-channel MOSFETs by including the High-Low Doping Transition Effect,'' Proceedings of the International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, pp. 171-175, December 1991.

69) “Models for the Optimization of Novel j-MOS Power Transistor Parameters,'' IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) pp.221-226, May 1986.

70) “Development and Application of the Correlation Method for Noise Spectral Intensity Measurements in Sampled-Data Circuits," IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol.IM-31, no.1, pp.9-12, March 1982.

71) “Limitations of Multilevel Storage in Charge-Coupled Devices,” IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices, vol. ED-27, no.9, pp.1733-1743, September 1980. This is my first paper. It significantly contributed to all the portable advanced electronic devices using CCDs.