Ghassan (Gus) Y.
Ghassan is interested in improving the education of our youth at all
levels. His interdisciplinary business interests includes Strategic
Planning, Project Management, International Business Management,
Business Models, and Management Information Systems (MIS). Since
1987, his interest in non-high tech has been mainly focused on the
franchising business models where he is a multi-unit owner in the
Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry.
Since 2001, he has been a
part-time faculty member at Notre Dame
de Namur University (NDNU)
teaching in the Graduate School of Business and Management
Dr. Yacoub has over twenty five years of experience in the high-tech
industry, twelve of which as a manager of IC design at the Hughes Electronics Corporation
where he was a Hughes
responsible for over 25 communication chip tape-outs. He spent twelve years in the areas of VLSI signal processing design, custom, and
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
In 1993, Ghassan co-founded a Hughes spin-off company, dQdt
(specializing in DSP soft/firm cores for IP reuse) on SBIR funding
from the United States Wright-Patterson Air Force.
He was the Managing
Partner of dQdt from inception through August 1994 when it was restructured to form
Solutions, Inc. of which he was founder and CEO. dQdt
by Mentor Graphics
MENT) in 1996. ASAP Solutions'
primary technology was licensed in 1997 to a third party
and the Indian operation purchased in September of 1999 by Satyam
SIFY) for $115 Million.
Ghassan received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego where he completed his studies under Professor
Walter H. Ku. His
in Self-Timed Interfaces for IC Systems. He received his M.S. from UC Irvine, and B.S. from UC San Diego both in Electrical
Engineering. Ghassan has published over fifteen technical papers, given numerous
presentations, and participated on panel discussions. During 1997, he served as a
Scholar at UCSD's Electrical and Computer Engineering