Walid A. Najjar Ph.D.
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, 1988
Programming Languages and Software Engineering
Walid A. Najjar's areas of research include computer architectures and compilers for parallel and high-performance computing, embedded systems, FPGA-based code acceleration and reconfigurable computing.
Walid received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1979, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from theUniversity of Southern California in 1985 and 1988 respectively. From 1989 to 2000 he was on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University, before that he was with the USC-Information Sciences Institute. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE and the AAAS.
1995 - 1996 Graduate Teaching Award, College of Natural Sciences, Colorado State University
2007 Fellow, IEEE
2009 Fellow, AAAS