Amir is a distinguished scientist with a stellar record of research in the areas of mixed-signal VLSI design, and neuromorphic circuits and systems. Amir served as a member of research staff in the Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems Group at Philips Research Laboratories between 2000 and 2006, and subsequently, as Senior Research Scientist with Corporate Research at NXP Semiconductors until 2009. Amir joined the Delft University of Technology the same year, and was responsible for leading ground-breaking research into resilient circuits, and intelligent systems within a range of EU-funded research projects.

Amir is a Senior member of the IEEE. He has published over 90 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and holds more than 10 US patents or patent pending. He is the author of the books Brain-Machine Interface: Circuits and Systems (Springer, 2016), Low-Voltage High-Resolution A/D Converters: Design, Test and Calibration (Springer, 2011, Chinese translation, China Machine Press, 2015) and Stochastic Process Variations in Deep-Submicron CMOS: Circuits and Algorithms (Springer, 2014). He serves as a member of the Technical Program Committee of several top-tier IEEE conferences on IC design and test.

Amir holds MSc. and DIC degrees from the Imperial College London, UK, and a PhD degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, all in electrical engineering.

Amir is a co-founder of Innatera, and serves as its Chief Scientist.