Amine Bermak

Image Sensors


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Electronic and Computer Engineering
Academic Bldg Rm 2537
Clear Water Bay
Hong Kong

Phone: 852 2358 8992
   Fax: 852 2358 1485



Prof. Amine Bermak received the Masters and PhD degrees, both in electrical and electronic engineering (microelectronics and Microsystems), from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France in 1994 and 1998, respectively. During his PhD, he was part of the Microsystems and Microstructures Research Group at a major French National Research Centre LAAS-CNRS, where he developed a 3D VLSI chip for artificial neural network classification and detection applications in a project funded by Motorola. While finalizing his PhD, he was offered a Post-doc position at the Advanced Computer Architecture group at York University – England, to work on VLSI implementation of CMM neural network for vision applications in a project funded by British Aerospace and the Yorkshire Post-office. In November 1998, he joined Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia as a research fellow working on smart vision sensors. In January 2000, he was appointed Lecturer and promoted to Senior Lecturer in December 2001. In July 2002, he joined the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where he held a full Professor position and ECE Associate Head for Research and Postgraduate studies. He has also been serving as the Director of Computer Engineering as well as the Director of the Master Program in IC Design. He is also the founder and the leader of the Smart Sensory Integrated Systems Research Lab at HKUST. Currently, Prof. Bermak is with Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Qatar. Over the last decade, Prof. Bermak has acquired a significant academic and industrial experience. He is the recipient of the 2011 University Michael G. Gale Medal for distinguished teaching (Highest University-wide Teaching Award). This gold medal is established to recognize excellence in teaching and only one recipient/year is honoured for his/her contribution. Prof. Bermak is also a two-time recipient of the “Engineering School Teaching Excellence Award" in HKUST for 2004 and 2009, respectively. Prof. Bermak has received five distinguished awards, including the “Best student paper award” at IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and systems ISCAS 2010; the 2004 “IEEE Chester Sall Award” from IEEE Consumer electronics society; the IEEE Service Award from IEEE Computer Society and the “Best Paper Award” at the 2005 International Workshop on System-On-Chip for Real-Time Applications. He has published over 250 articles in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings and designed over 30 chips. He has graduated 13 PhD and 16 MPhil students. He has served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems and IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems; the Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications, and Frontiers in Neuromorphic Engineering. He is the guest editor of the November 2010 special issue in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. Prof. Bermak is a Fellow of IEEE and IEEE distinguished Lecturer.