(IEEE fellow) Prof.Tarek El-Ghazawi

The George Washington University

Tarek El-Ghazawi is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The George Washington University, where he leads the university-wide Strategic Academic Program in High-Performance Computing. He is the founding director of The GW Institute for Massively Parallel Applications and Computing Technologies (IMPACT) and a founding Co-Director of the NSF Industry/University Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC). El-Ghazawi’s research interests include high-performance computing, computer architectures, reconfigurable, embedded computing and computer vision. He is one of the principal co-authors of the UPC parallel programming language and the first author of the UPC book from John Wiley and Sons. He has received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from New Mexico State University in 1988. El-Ghazawi has published close to 250 refereed research publications in this area. El-Ghazawi has received many national and international awards and recognitions. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and was selected to a Research Faculty Fellow for the IBM Center for Advanced Studies, Toronto. He was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, a recipient of the Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovations a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt research award from the Humboldt Foundation in Germany, and a recipient of the GW SEAS Distinguished Researcher Award.