Marco Kassis received the B.Sc. degree (Hons.) in electronics engineering from The American University in Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt, in 2013, the M.Eng. and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2016 and 2020, respectively. He is presently Lead Software Engineer at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in San Jose, CA. His current responsibilities include developing and maintaining numerical algorithms to enhance RF circuit simulation in Spectre®. Furthermore, he is actively involved in the integration between AWR® Microwave Office® and Spectre®. Dr. Kassis authored numerous conference and journal publications on electronic design automation, moments-based methods for order reduction, power delivery networks, macromodeling, and system identification.
Dr. Kassis’s past awards include the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) award during his PhD tenure, the McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA) by Hydro-Québec and the Vadasz Family Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Scholarship at the master’s level, McGill’s Faculty of Engineering Graduate Excellence Award, and The American University in Cairo’s Academic Achievement Scholarship. He was on The American University in Cairo’s Dean’s List of Honor and graduated top of his class. He has served as a Treasurer for The American University in the Cairo’s IEEE Student Branch in 2011 and 2012.