Ghassan has a passion for improving the education of youth at all levels. He became a member of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association for Children in 1996 taking the Oath in San Diego on August 30th. He is an Advisory Board Member (Volunteer) of the San Mateo County Board of Directors for Junior Achievement, Inc., a non profit organization, dedicated to the inspiration and preparation of our youth by teaching experiential programs to increase their chances of success in the global economy (2011-Gala) (2012-May-News).
Junior Achievement maintains an active vision, front and center, on how we can have a positive impact on the lives of more students guided by the core values of:
Belief in the boundless potential of young people.
Commitment to the solid principles of market-based economics & entrepreneurship.
Passion for what we do and honestly, integrity, and excellence in how we do it.
Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and background of all individuals.
Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration.
Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning.
Dr. Yacoub has over thirty years experience in the high-tech industry most recently of which as a primary representative of Corporate Business and Technology Programs. Previously, he served twelve years as manager of IC design at Hughes Aircraft Company where he was a Hughes Doctoral Fellow responsible for over 25 communication chip tape-outs. There he spent twelve years in the areas of VLSI signal processing design, custom, and structured-custom IC Design. While at Hughes, he served as Section Head for VLSI Signal Processing Design (1988-93), Group Head for IC Design (1985-88), and Member of the Technical Staff (1981-85).
Ghassan received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical
and Computer Engineering (Applied Physics Focus) from
UC San Diego where he completed his studies under Professor
Walter H. Ku. His
Self-Timed Interfaces for IC Systems. He received his M.S. from
and B.S. from UC San Diego both in Electrical Engineering.