Ameer M.S. Abdelhadi

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
McConnell Engineering Building, 3480 University Street
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Office:  MC 502
e-mail:  ameer DOT abdelhadi AT gmail DOT com
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I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University where I will work on the research and development of error-correcting codes (ECC), specifically polar codes, in addition to deep machine learning.

Prior to McGill, I served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. I earned my Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2016. I received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in computer engineering from the Technion in 2007 and 2010, respectively.

I held design and research positions in the semiconductors industry between 2003 and 2008. I also served as a research and teaching assistant at the Technion Electrical Engineering Department between 2008 and 2010, and at the University of British Columbia Electrical and Computer Engineering Department since 2011.

Starting in January 2017, I will be teaching the course "Electronics for Mechanical Engineers" in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University.

In addition to my current research activities, I am interested in designing performance-oriented embedded computing systems by utilizing the concurrent nature of FPGAs as an infrastructure for massively parallel architectures. In particular, I am interested in resolving the memory bottleneck of massively parallel reconfigurable systems by providing efficient and customizable embedded memories. Furthermore, I am interested in leveraging asynchronous circuit techniques to enable low-power and highly reliable embedded systems. My general research interests are My Ph.D. dissertation investigates FPGA-based parallel memory structures, specifically, multi-ported memories and content-addressable memories.


  • Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering,
    Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 2016.
    Research topic: FPGA-based parallel memory structures; multi-ported memories and content addressable memories.
    Supervisor: Prof. Guy Lemieux.
  • M.Sc. in electrical engineering,
    Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel; 2010.
    Research topic: Timing-Driven Variation-Aware Hybrid Mesh/Tree Clock Distribution Network Synthesis.
    Supervisors: Prof. Ran Ginosar, Prof. Avinoam Kolodny (Technion, Israel), and Prof. Eby Friedman (University of Rochester, USA),
  • B.Sc. in computer engineering, Honors,
    Dept. of Computer Science,
    Technion, Haifa, Israel; 2007.

Industrial Experience

  • Mellanox Tech., Yokneam, Israel: 2008,
    System and logic design for InfiniBand network products.
  • Intel Corp., Haifa, Israel: 2003-2008,
    System and logic design, logic synthesis, physical synthesis and custom design for high-end low-power mobile processors.

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