Experience
Education
Bio
Farid N. Najm received the B.E. degree (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1983, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He worked with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, 1989-1992, then joined the ECE Department at UIUC as an Assistant Professor, becoming Associate Professor in 1997. In 1999, he joined the ECE Department at the University of Toronto where he became Professor in 2001, then served as Vice-Chair 2004-2007 and as Department Chair 2009-2019. Dr. Najm's research interests are in the general area of computer-aided design (CAD) for integrated circuits, with an emphasis on circuit level issues related to power dissipation, timing, and reliability. Dr. Najm is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.