Amara AMARA Short Biography

Pr. Amara AMARA

Deputy Managing Director, Research and International Cooperation

IEEE CASS Board of Governors, Vice-President, IEEE France Section

ISCAS 2010 General Chair


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Prof. Amara AMARA obtained his HDR (Confirmation of Leading Research Capabilities) from Evry University, a Ph.D. in computer science in 1989 and a Master in 1984 in microelectronics and computer science from Paris VI University.
In 1988 he joined IBM research and development laboratory at Corbeil-Essonnes as a research intern where he was involved in SRAM memory design with advanced CMOS technologies. From 1989 to 1992, he was associate professor developing microelectronics academic programs for CEMIP (Microelectronic Center of Paris Iles-de-France) and took part actively to many European Research Projects. In 1992, he joined ISEP (Paris Institute for Electronics) in charge of the microelectronics laboratory where he headed a joint team (Paris VI and ISEP) involved in High Speed GaAs VLSI circuit design. Currently he is Deputy Managing Director of ISEP in charge of Research and International Cooperation. His research interests are mainly focusing on Low Power circuit design techniques and on Design and Technology Interaction for advanced technologies (SOI, DGates FD SOI, Ultra Thin Body SOI, 3D Integration etc…). In 1999, he did a sabbatical at Stanford University where he joined Professor De Micheli’s group.
Amara is Vice President of the French IEEE Section since January 2004. From 2000 to 2004 he was Chairman of the IEEE-CAS French Chapter (Recipient of the 2004 Best Chapter of the Year Award and a Certificate of Appreciation from IEEE Regional Activities) and is currently member of the IEEE CASS Board of Governors.
Among other activities, Amara is member of the Board of Directors of “ISEP-Enterprises” association, member of the CEMIP Executive Committee (Il-de-France Center for Microelectronics Education), former member of the CEA Scientific Committee, and expert for the Swiss Science Foundation and the ANR (National research Agency). He initiated and is still Chair of the Steering Committee of FTFC, a Low Voltage and Low Power Workshop, now held every year. 
Amara is member of numerous Conference Technical Program Committees and Conference organizing Committees, member of the Editorial Board of MicroElectronics Journal.
He chaired ICICDT 2008 in Grenoble and IEEE ISCAS 2010 in Paris for which he has been awarded the Bronze Medals respectively of the cities of Grenoble and Paris.
Amara published a book on Molecular Electronics and co-edited two books: “Double-Gate FD SOI devices and circuits” and “Emerging Technologies and Circuits”. He is co-author of numerous papers published in IEEE conferences and journals. He was advisor of more than 15 PhD students on subjects related to his research interests.


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