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Amro Awad BSc MSc PhD

Associate Professor

Tutorial Fellow at University College

COLLEGE: University College


Amro Awad is an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering (Focus on Digital Technologies) at the University of Oxford. He is also a Tutorial Fellow at the University College (Univ). Before moving to Oxford, he led the Secure and Advanced Computer Architecture (SACA) research group at NC State as a tenured Associate Professor. Besides academic experience, he had several industrial stints at HP Labs, AMD Research, and MediaTek USA. He also worked at US government labs, including Los Alamos National Lab, Sandia National Laboratories, and Air Force Research Labs.

Amro has more than 8 granted U.S. patents, has been inducted to the prestigious IEEE TCCA HPCA Hall of Fame, and has been an Associate Editor (since Feb. 2024) of the ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO). His team's research outcomes were featured in the top conferences in computer architecture and nominated for best paper awards (e.g., IEEE/ACM MICRO'23, IEEE VR'22, ACM ICS'21). He is a recipient of the Bennett Faculty Fellowship (2023) and Goodnight Early Career (2023) awards. He served as a Program Committee chair and General chair of major conferences such as IEEE ICCD'22 and IEEE IISWC'19, respectively.

As of April 2024, he supervised to completion four PhD students and two post-doctoral scholars.


Research Interests

  • Computer Architecture
  • Hardware Security
  • Hardware/Software Co-design
  • Security and Privacy