Michel S Nakhla is a Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton University and a researcher in Electronic Design Automation. He is the founder of the high-speed CAD research group at Carleton University and is a frequent invited speaker on the topic of high-speed interconnects. He is one of the first pioneers to introduce the concept of harmonic balance, which is the backbone of current RF and microwave circuit simulators. He was awarded the IEEE Fellowship in 1998 for his contributions to the development of advanced computer-aided design techniques for microwave circuits and high-speed interconnects. He has authored and co-authored more than 300 technical papers that contributed significantly to the evolution of the Design Automation field.
^Nakhla, Michel S.; Vlach, Jiri (February 1976). "A piecewise harmonic balance technique for determination of periodic response of nonlinear systems". IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. CAS-23: 85–91. ISSN0098-4094.