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Assistant Professor Ahmedullah Aziz stands with a group of faculty participating in the Research Development Academy.

Aziz Completes Research Development Academy

EECS Assistant Professor Ahmedullah Aziz was one of nine tenure-track faculty members from across campus to complete the 2022-2023 Research Development Academy, a collaboration between the Office of the Provost, the Division of Diversity and Engagement, and the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development. The year-long academy is designed to support tenure-track faculty from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds who have the potential to contribute to UT’s discovery mission and advance UT’s values of diversity and inclusion.

“The RDA fellowship facilitated valuable interactions with colleagues across campus, enriching my understanding through their diverse experiences,” said Aziz. “It also allowed me to engage in enlightening sessions through the Faculty Success Program and attend insightful educational talks by esteemed campus leaders. I am profoundly grateful for this transformative experience, which has significantly broadened my perspective on academic life.”

A group photo of UT Tickle College of Engineering faculty members. Left-Right: MABE Department Head Kivanc Ekici, Bill Dunne, MABE Assistant Professor Devina Sanjaya, EECS Assistant Professor Ahmedullah Aziz, and Paul Frymier.

L-R: MABE Department Head Kivanc Ekici, Associate Dean Bill Dunne, MABE Assistant Professor Devina Sanjaya, EECS Assistant Professor Ahmedullah Aziz, and Associate Dean Paul Frymier.

During the academy, Aziz received several personal and professional development opportunities like attending monthly group sessions, participating in the National Center for Development and Diversity’s Faculty Success Program, one-on-one coaching, and community building. He also received a stipend to help support his research.

Aziz’s research interests include mixed-signal VLSI circuits, non-volatile memory, and beyond CMOS devices. He explores cross-layer co-design techniques for nanoelectronic platforms to facilitate next-generation chip design. He hopes to advance the frontiers of knowledge in quantum devices, AI hardware, and cryogenic electronics.


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