Walid Najjar

Walid A. Najjar Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, 1988

Research Areas

Programming Languages and Software Engineering

Contact Information

Department of Computer Science & 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