Prof. Ahmed H. Madian

Program Director of Electronics and Computer Engineering (ECE)

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Ahmed Madian (SM'12) is currently a Professor and director for Electronics and Computer Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, NILE University, Giza, Egypt on leave from the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority. He is the former director of Microelectronics System Design Master Program from 2015 -2020. Also, He has been the director of Nanoelectronics Integrated System Design Research Center (NISC) since 2016 -2023. He has published more than 190 papers in international conferences and journals. Also, he served on the many technical and organizing committees of many international conferences. He received many research grants as Principal Investigator (PI), CO-PI, or Consultant from different national/international organizations. Also, he has been a member of the National Radio of Science Committee (NRSC), ASRT since 2018-now. He is a member of the Information Technology and Communication Council, ASRT from 2021 to now. Dr. Madian is senior member IEEE. He is currently the IEEE Egypt Section chair and served as the IEEE Egypt section secretary/conference coordinator and member of the ExCom from 2020 – 2023. He served as technical program co-chair of many IEEE international conferences and as organizing committee of many IEEE events and student’s competition. He is a member of the steering committee of many IEEE conferences. He served in the higher council of Communication and Information Technology, Egyptian Academy for Science, research, and Technology (ASRT). He has been elected as a voting member of IEEE CASS Standards Activities subdivision. He organized many awareness sessions for proposal writing and fundraising for different IEEE units.

  • Dr. Madian won the Best Researcher award (Dr Hazem Ezzat Award 2017) for his outstanding research profile and El-Shrouk Academy Award for Scientific and Technological Creativity 2020 winner.
  • He is a co-founder of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Egypt chapter which won the Chapter of the Year Award region 8 for 2012.
  • He is also the founder of IEEE CASS technical chapter Egypt section won the Chapter of the Year Award Region 8 for 2023 and won IEEE-CASS outreach for many years.
  • Also, he prepared the file for the outstanding section and won the best outstanding section over Region 8 and the best outstanding young professional affinity group in Region 8.
  • He is the IEEE African Council Treasure 2024-2025.
  • Finally, he has been selected as Distinguished Lecturer for the Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) 2024-2025.
Recent Publications

Plant stem tissue modeling and parameter identification using metaheuristic optimization algorithms

Bio-impedance non-invasive measurement techniques usage is rapidly increasing in the agriculture industry. These measured impedance variations reflect tacit biochemical and biophysical changes of living and non-living tissues. Bio-impedance circuit modeling is an effective solution used in biology and medicine to fit the measured impedance. This paper proposes two new fractional-order bio
Circuit Theory and Applications

Energy Harvesting Schemes for Wearable Devices

For the specifications of Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs), eHealth systems, and wearable devices, batteries are not desirable. They maximize the sensor nodes’ size and need to be replaced every few years through human interference. Energy harvesting is now being studied as the primary source of electricity for wearable devices. Several initiatives have succeeded in using energy harvesting to

Circuit Theory and Applications

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

Circuit Theory and Applications
Software and Communications

On-the-Fly Parallel Processing IP-Core for Image Blur Detection, Compression, and Chaotic Encryption Based on FPGA

This paper presents a 3 in 1 standalone FPGA system which can perform color image blur detection in parallel with compression and encryption. Both blur detection and compression are based on the 3-level Haar wavelet transform, which is used as a common building block to save the resources. The compression is based on performing the hard thresholding scheme followed by the Run Length Encoding (RLE)

Circuit Theory and Applications

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

Circuit Theory and Applications

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

Circuit Theory and Applications
Agriculture and Crops
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness

Fractional-order edge detection masks for diabetic retinopathy diagnosis as a case study

Edge detection is one of the main steps in the image processing field, especially in bio-medical imaging, to diagnose a disease or trace its progress. The transfer of medical images makes them more susceptible to quality degradation due to any imposed noise. Hence, the protection of this data against noise is a persistent need. The efficiency of fractional-order filters to detect fine details and

Artificial Intelligence
Circuit Theory and Applications

A Scalable Firmware-Over-The-Air Architecture suitable for Industrial IoT Applications

This paper proposes a reliable and scalable architecture for firmware-over-the-air updates, which provides remote cloud real-time distribution of new firmware versions on industrial machines in an efficient simultaneous manner. The architecture comprises remotely interconnected software and hardware systems for handling the procedures of firmware distribution over a wireless network. The main

Circuit Theory and Applications
Software and Communications

α -order universal filter realization based on single input multi-output differential voltage current conveyor

Two voltage-mode topologies single input multi-output universal fractional filters with high input impedance are proposed. The proposed analog filters consist of three DVCC+ blocks, two grounded capacitors and two resistors targeting the minimum passive elements. The proposed topologies provide a realization for all standard fractional filter functions (HP, LP, BP, AP and notch filter). The effect

Circuit Theory and Applications
Research Tracks
  • Circuit theory
  • Low-voltage analog CMOS circuit design
  • Current-mode analog signal processing
  • Memristors
  • Fractional systems
  • VLSI, Encryption systems and mixed/digital applications on field-programmable gate arrays
Research Project

Wireless Monitoring of Fruit Growth Using an Electrical BioImpedance Sensor Device

The idea of this project is to graph the quality of fruits and vegetables similar to ECG in humans. The purpose of this project is to build a prototype for a portable wireless electronic device capable of measuring live tissue with fruits or vegetables using bioimpedance and some mathematical & electrical models then transmitting data to the base station. This project will add scientific and
Research Project

Smart Agriculture in Internet of Things Era

Efficient management of the Earth’s water resources has surged in urgency due to the confluence of several factors, including population growth, climate change, urbanization, etc. Irrigation stands out as one of the major sources of water utilization that can benefit drastically from novel approaches to water management. The nominal method for smart irrigation is to use some weather conditions to
Research Project

Two Port Fractional-order Oscillators and Filters Suitable for Tissue Modeling

Objective: This project aims to study the relation between the mathematical fundamentals of fractional calculus and the concept of two-port circuit networks in the design of oscillators and filters with their analyses. These concepts will be applied to the Cole-Cole model, suitable for agriculture and biomedical applications tissue modelling. Outcomes: Literature Surveys (2 Journals + 2 Chapters)