Zaky S G

Photograph of Zaky Safwat

Professor Emeritus

Computer Engineering

Contact Information
Phone: (416) 978-4628
Office: PT 484D


Safwat Zaky received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and B.Sc. in Mathematics from Cairo University, Egypt, and his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He joined the Department in 1973, after three years at Bell Northern Research, Bramalea, Ontario. He served as Department Chair from 1993 to 2003 and as Vice-Provost, Planning and Budget, from 2003 to 2009.  In 1980-81, he was a senior visitor at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, England.  His research interests are in the areas of computer architecture, digital-circuit design, and electromagnetic compatibility. He is a coauthor of two books: Computer Organization and Embedded Systems, now in its sixth edition, and Microcomputer Structures.


  • Member, Professional Engineers, Ontario
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • Life Senior Member, IEEE
  • Recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and of the Vivek Goel Award for distinguished service to the University of Toronto