Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,Hong Kong
Prof. Amine Bermak received the Masters and PhD degrees, both in microelectronics and Microsystems, from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France in 1994 and 1998, respectively. After his PhD, he joined Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia as a research fellow working on smart vision sensors. In January 2000, he was appointed Lecturer and promoted to Senior Lecturer in December 2001. In July 2002, he joined the ECE Department of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where he held a full Professor position and ECE Associate Head for Research and Postgraduate studies. Currently, Prof. Bermak is with Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Qatar and has been holding a full professor appointment as well as acting Associate Provost. Over the last decade, Prof. Bermak has acquired a significant academic and industrial experience. He has taught 20 different courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. For his excellence and outstanding contribution to teaching, he was nominated for the 2013 Hong Kong UGC best teacher award (for all HK Universities). He is the recipient of the 2011 University Michael G. Gale Medal for distinguished teaching (Highest University-wide Teaching Award). Prof. Bermak is also a two-time recipient of the “Engineering School Teaching Excellence Award" in HKUST for 2004 and 2009, respectively. Prof. Bermak has received Six distinguished awards, including the “Best University Design Contest Award” at ASP Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Macau 2016; “Best student paper award” at IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and systems ISCAS 2010; the 2004 “IEEE Chester Sall Award” from IEEE Consumer electronics society; the IEEE Service Award from IEEE Computer Society and the “Best Paper Award” at the 2005 International Workshop on System-On-Chip for Real-Time Applications. He has published over 260 articles in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings and designed over 30 chips. He has graduated 16 PhD and 16 MPhil students. He has served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems and the Sensors Journal. He is also currently serving on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (TED). He is also an editor for Nature Scientific report. Prof. Bermak is a Fellow of IEEE and IEEE distinguished Lecturer. He is recognized as the world-leading author in the sensors area as well as the inventor of time-domain sensing.
VLSI Circuits and Systems, Packaging technologies, CMOS image sensors, Smart vision Systems, Electronic nose and olfactory systems, VLSI implementation of pattern recognition algorithms.