Software Engineer, Consultant, and Teacher in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Farid N. Najm is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the ECE Department at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Ph.D. degree in ECE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1989. From 1989 to 1992, he worked with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. He then joined the ECE department at UIUC as an Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor in 1997. In 1999, he joined the ECE department at the University of Toronto, where he is now Professor and Department Chair. Dr. Najm is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He received an IEEE Transactions on CAD Best Paper Award, an NSF Research Initiation Award, an NSF CAREER Award, the Design Automation Conference (DAC) Prolific Author Award, and a Best Paper Award from the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). In 2010, Dr. Najm authored the book "Circuit Simulation" (John Wiley and Sons, New York). His research is on computer-aided design and verification for integrated circuits, with an emphasis on circuit level issues related to power, timing, variability, and reliability.