In this non-technical inspiring talk arranged by IEEE LUMS Student Branch, Dr. Asad A. Abidi will share the secrets of his successful life and the problems he encountered in his journey. Starting from being a pre-engineering student in Pakistan, he will talk about his higher education in UK and United States and his professional career at Bell Labs and University of California, Los Angeles. He will share his remarkable achievements in the fields of analog and RF circuits. The talk will be followed by a question answer session.
Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 6:00-8.30 pm
Venue: SSE 9-B2
Dr. Asad A. Abidi is a prominent academic and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and The World Academy of Sciences. He received the IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits in 2008. In 2015, UC, Berkeley recognised him as a distinguished alumnus for his contributions to the theory and practice of analog and RF circuits.
Born and raised in Pakistan, Abidi received his B.S. from the Imperial College London followed by a M.S. and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981. He worked as an electrical engineer with Bell Labs and in January 1985 joined UCLA as a tenured academic. In 2007, he left for a three-year sabbatical to work as a Founding Dean of the Engineering School at Lahore University of Management Sciences and returned to Los Angeles in 2009. In 2017, he was named as the inaugural holder of the Abdus Salam Chair at LUMS.