Amro Awad

Associate Professor


Amro Awad joined the ECE Department of NC State University in Fall 2020. Before joining NC State, he was an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF) for three years. Prior to joining academia, he was a senior member of technical staff (SMTS) at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. He has earned his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from NC State in 2016. Dr. Awad had several research stints at government and industrial research labs, such as AMD Research, Los Alamos National Lab, HP Labs, and Air Force Research Laboratory. He holds six U.S. patents and has several pending.

His research has been published in the most prestigious computer architecture conferences, such as ISCA, MICRO, ASPLOS, and HPCA. His research group has been funded by DARPA, Sandia National Laboratories, NSF, Naval Surface Warfare Center, and Air Force Research Lab. His research interests include secure hardware architectures, memory systems, and system-level integration of emerging technologies.


  • Ph.D. 2016
    Computer Engineering
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Master's
    Computer Engineering
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor's 2011
    Jordan University of Science and Technology
    Computer Engineering

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Recent News

Dr. Amro Awad Receives the 2022-23 R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award

Posted on June 6, 2023 | Filed Under: Awards

Amro Awad, ECE Assistant Professor, is the recipient of the 2022-23 R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award.

NC State Announces 2022-23 Goodnight Early Career Innovators

Posted on March 29, 2023 | Filed Under: Faculty

NC State announced its 2022-23 class of Goodnight Early Career Innovators today. This program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education. The 25 faculty selected will receiv …

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New Technique Offers Faster Security for Non-Volatile Memory Tech

Posted on April 6, 2022 | Filed Under: Research

Researchers used a hybrid hardware-software approach to improve file system security for NVMs.


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