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Lobna A. Said (Senior Member IEEE 2020) is a full-time Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Nile University (NU). She is currently the director of the Microelectronics System Design Master Program (MSD) and the co-director of the Nanoelectronics Integrated System Design Research Center (NISC) since September 2021. She received her B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electronics and electrical communications from Cairo University, Egypt, in 2007, 2011, and 2016, respectively.
She has over 150 publications distributed between high-impact journals, conferences, and book chapters. She has an H-index of 26, as reported by the Scopus database. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, including modelling, control, optimization techniques, analog and digital integrated circuits, fractional-order circuits and systems, Memristors, non-linear analysis, and chaos theory.
She was involved in many national/international research grants as PI, Co-PI, or a senior researcher/ member. She is the vice-chair of the Technical Chapters of the IEEE Egypt section, and the vice-chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Egypt Chapter since 2018. She has been the counselor of the IEEE NU student branch since 2018 and the co-chair of WIE in the IEEE CAS Egypt Technical Chapter since 2021.
Lobna A. Said has been recognized by different entities for her continuous hard work; she won the state encouragement award for the year 2019. She received the Excellence Award from the Center for the Development of Higher education and Research in 2016. She won the Dr. Hazem Ezzat Prize for outstanding researcher NU 2019 and 2020. She is one of the top 10 researchers at NU for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Her name was in the Top 2% of Scientists According to Stanford Report for 2019, released in 2020. She has received the Recognized Reviewer Award from many international journals. She was awarded the IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor & Branch Chapter Advisor Award in 2021. In 2022, she received the Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) from Fulbright.
In 2019, she was selected as a member of the Egyptian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS) to empower and encourage young Egyptian scientists in science and technology and build knowledge-based societies. In 2020, she was elected as the co-chair of EYAS. Furthermore, in 2020, she was selected to be an African Academy of Science (AAS) affiliate member. In 2020, she was also chosen to be a Member of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA). In 2021, she was selected to be a member of the Council for Future Studies and Risk Management, ASRT, Egypt. Additionally, she served on the many technical and organizing committees of many international conferences and organized special sessions, and was selected to be a TWAS Young Affiliate. In 2022, she was elected as a steering committee member of AGYA.
1) Lobna Said received The Stat Encouragement Award 2019 in engineering science. for Research Award from the Ministry of Scientific Research - Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.
2) Lobna Said received the Dr. Hazem Ezzat Prize for the outstanding Researcher, NU for 2019/ 2020. for Research Award from Nile University.
3) Lobna Said received The 2nd Place Best paper award Prize in ICM Conference, Jordon 2020 for Research Award from ICM Conference.
4) Lobna Said received the Dr. Hazem Ezzat Prize for the outstanding Researcher, NU for 2018/ 2019. for Research Award from Nile University.
5) Lobna Said received the Best Thesis Supervisor for the M.Sc. student Esraa Hamed, Nile University, 2019. for Research Award from Nile University.
6) Lobna Said received the Excellence Award from the Center for the Development of Higher education and Research 2016 for Research Award from the Center for the Development of Higher education Research.
7) Lobna Said received the Best paper award (electronic section) at the MOST Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2017. the paper titled “FPGA Realization of Caputo and Grünwald-Letnikov Operators for Research Award from MOCAST Conference.
Arithmetic optimization approach for parameters identification of different PV diode models with FOPI-MPPT
The Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT) provides the most efficient use of a Photo-voltaic system independent of irradiance or temperature fluctuations. This paper introduces the modeling and control of a photo-voltaic system operating at MPPT using the arithmetic optimization algorithm (AOA). The single and double Photo-voltaic models are investigated. Their optimal unknown parameters are
Plant stem tissue modeling and parameter identification using metaheuristic optimization algorithms
Fractional-order bio-impedance modeling for interdisciplinary applications: A review
Bio-impedance circuit modeling is a popular and effective non-invasive technique used in medicine and biology to fit the measured spectral impedance data of living or non-living tissues. The variations in impedance magnitude and/or phase at different frequencies reflect implicit biophysical and biochemical changes. Bio-impedance is also used for sensing environmental changes and its use in the
FPGA Realizations of Chaotic Epidemic and Disease Models including Covid-19
The spread of epidemics and diseases is known to exhibit chaotic dynamics; a fact confirmed by many developed mathematical models. However, to the best of our knowledge, no attempt to realize any of these chaotic models in analog or digital electronic form has been reported in the literature. In this work, we report on the efficient FPGA implementations of three different virus spreading models
Hardware realization of a secure and enhanced s-box based speech encryption engine
This paper presents a secure and efficient substitution box (s-box) for speech encryption applications. The proposed s-box data changes every clock cycle to swap the input signal with different data, where it generated based on a new algorithm and a memristor chaotic system. Bifurcation diagrams for all memristor chaotic system parameters are introduced to stand for the chaotic range of each
Two implementations of fractional-order relaxation oscillators
This work proposes general formulas for designing two different topologies of fractional-order relaxation oscillators. One topology contains an Operational Amplifier and the other one relies on an Operational Trans-Resistance Amplifier. The design procedure hinges on the general fractional-order natural and step responses of RC, which is proved in this work depending on Mittag Leffler function
Memristive Bio-Impedance Modeling of Fruits and Vegetables
Recent works show that the plants can exhibit nonlinear memristive behavior when excited with low-frequency signals. However, in the literature, only linear bio-impedance models are extensively considered to model the electrical properties of biological tissues without acknowledging the nonlinear behavior. In this paper, we show with experiments, for the first time, the pinched hysteresis behavior
Reconfigurable FPGA Realization of Fractional-Order Chaotic Systems
This paper proposes FPGA realization of an IP core for generic fractional-order derivative based on Grünwald-Letnikov approximation. This generic design is applied to achieve reconfigurable realization of fractional-order chaotic systems. The fractional-order real-time configuration boosts the suitability of this particular realization for different applications, including dynamic switching
Cancellable face recognition based on fractional-order Lorenz chaotic system and Haar wavelet fusion
Cancellable biometrics is the art of generating distorted or encrypted templates of original biometric templates. The evolution of cancellable biometrics is attributed to the advanced hacking technologies that can capture the original stored biometrics from databases. One of the solutions for this problem is to store cancellable biometric templates in the database rather than the original ones
- System Modeling
- Control Techniques
- Optimization Techniques
- Analog and Digital Integrated Circuits
- Fractional-order Circuits and Systems
- Non-linear Analysis
- Chaos Theory