Amro Awad

Assistant Professor
 Engineering Building II (EB2) 2004A
 Campus Box 7911


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

Recent News

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.

NC State Faculty Members Awarded Funded Research for Secure Virtualization

Posted on September 20, 2021 | Filed Under: Research

The Office of Naval Research has granted Amro Awad and Aydin Aysu—both assistant professors of electrical and computer engineering at NC State—research funding to discover more secure virtualization techniques in hardware accelerators. 


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