Sheikholeslami, Ali




Contact Information
Phone: (416) 978-1681
Office: BA 5138


Ali Sheikholeslami received the BSc degree from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, in 1990 and the MASc and PhD degrees from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1994 and 1999, respectively, all in electrical and computer engineering. In 1999, he joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, where he is currently a professor.  His research interests are in the areas of analog and digital integrated circuits, high-speed signaling, and VLSI memory design (including STT-MRAM). He spent his 2005-2006 research sabbatical with Fujitsu Labs of Japan and Fujitsu Labs of America. He is currently spending his 2012-2013 research sabbatical with Analog Devices in Toronto, Canada.


  • Executive Committee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), 2011-present
  • Program Committee of ISSCC, Memory (2001-2004), TD(2002-2005), Wireline (2007-present)
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Papers, 2010-2011
  • Program Chair, 34th IEEE Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic, 2004
  • NSERC Discovery Accelerator award, 2009
  • Best Professor of the Year Award (2000, 2002, 2005, 2007)
  • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering 2005-2006 Early Career Teaching Award
  • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering 2009-2010 Teaching Award