Karim Amin, M.Sc.

   PhD Candidate

  Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

  Computer Hardware Program

  University of Waterloo

  200 University Avenue

  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1

  E-mail: karim.amin@uwaterloo.ca

  Phone: 519-888-4567 x37463

  Location: EIT 4128


Karim received his B.Sc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering and M.Sc. in Microelectronics System Design from Cairo University and Nile University in 2008 and 2012 respectively. The undergraduate graduation project (CUSPARC) and the M.Sc. thesis were under the supervision of Professor Serag El Din Habib and Professor Yehea Ismail respectively. He has been working as a Senior Embedded Software Engineer in Valeo Vision Systems (VVS) department from 2011 till 2014. During his work at Valeo, Karim acted as a Software Project Leader (SWPL) during Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) project for 9 months, of which 6 months while in VVS, Tuam, Ireland premises. Since Fall 2014, he has been working towards his PhD degree as a full-time PhD student in the Computer Hardware Security program under the supervision of Professor Catherine Gegobtys.


ECE 124 Digital Circuits and Systems (Winter 2015, Spring 2015), University of Waterloo.

MSD 611 Analysis & Optimization of High Performance ICs (Spring 2010, Spring 2011), Nile University.

ECEN 203 Fundamentals of Computer Engineering (Spring 2011), Nile University.

Selected Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

•Graduate Research Studentship, University of Waterloo, 2014.

•International Doctoral Student Award, University of Waterloo, 2014.

•International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Certified, Foundation Level, 2013.

•Cairo Startup Weekend (AUC, Egypt, 28-30 April 2010), awarded a smart phone for a mobile application prototype during the competition.

•Graduate Fellowship, Microelectronics Systems Design program, Nile University, 2008.

•CUSPARC was awarded in the IEEE’s 7th Egyptian Engineering Day, 2008, as the best graduation project in Communications and Electronics.

Graduates Courses

ECE 621 Computer Organization

ECE 602 Introduction to Optimization

ECE 637 Digital CMOS Integrated Circuits

ECE 650 Methods and Tools for Software Engineering

MSD 611 Analysis & Optimization of High Performance ICs

MSD 640 Computer-Aided IC Design

MSD 610 Full Custom IC Design: Bottom up

MSD 620 ASIC & FPGA Design: CAD tool flow

MSD 630 Analog IC Design

MSD 699 VLSI System Design

MSD 680 Selected Topics (System on Chip)

•MOT 611 Fundamentals of Technology Management

•CIT 601 Systems Engineering

M.Sc. Thesis

Modeling & Characterization of TSVs (Through-Silicon Vias) in 3D ICs (Integrated Circuits)



Analysis of Dynamic Laser Injection and Quiescent Photon Emissions on an Embedded Processor, Journal of Hardware Systems and Security, 2020.


Analysis of dynamic laser injection and quiescent photon emissions on an embedded processor, International Conference on Physical Assurance and Inspection of Electronics (PAINE), 2019.

Compact Lumped Element Model for TSV in 3D-ICs, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2011.


Compact TSV Modeling for Low Power Application, International Conference on Energy Aware Computing (ICEAC), 2010.


Research Group

CACR, Center for Applied Cryptographic Research, Karim Amin

Curriculum Vitae

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