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Professor Bashir M Al-Hashimi 

Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Professor of Computer Engineering

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Professor Bashir M Al-Hashimi is part of the Institute for Life Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Bashir M. Al-Hashimi is the founder and Director of the multidisciplinary Pervasive Systems Research Centre at the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton. He is ARM Professor of Computer Engineering, and Co-Director of the ARM-ECS research centre, an industry-university collaboration. He is Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences. He is a member of the REF 2014 panel for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials.

From 2005 until 2008, he served as Deputy Head of School (Education), where he led the creation of a world-leading education based on the very strong research environment at ECS, which has attracted some of the best students from around the world, and has achieved excellent academic rating as reflected by the media, University league tables, National Student Survey, and external accreditation bodies: Quality Assurance Agency, Institution of Engineering and Technology, and British Computer Society. Professor Al-Hashimi has acted as an external examiner of undergraduate programmes and Masters courses in Electronics and Computer Engineering at various UK Universities including UCL, York and Glasgow. He is currently external examinar at University of Surrey (2010-) for their undergraduate programmes in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Professor Al-Hashimi is internationally-recognised for his research in methods, algorithms and design automation tools for low-power design and test of systems-on-chip and embedded computing systems. His research results have been adopted by a number of UK and international companies. In 2009, he was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the institute's most prestigious honour, for contributions to test and design of low power integrated circuits.

Professor Al-Hashimi is Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS). Professor Al-Hashimi research is mainly funded by the EPSRC and the industry. At present he is leading a research consortium funded by the EPSRC (>£1.5M) of four Universities investigating Battery-Free Electronics, one of the themes of the UK Microelectronics Design Grand Challenges.

He published nearly 300 refereed conference and journal papers, and graduated 30 PhD students, with many of his graduate students holding senior positions in UK and international companies and leading academic institutions. One of his PhD students has won the 12th IEEE European Test Symposium Best PhD Thesis Award, and was 3rd place winner in the TTTC's E. J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award. Professor Al-Hashimi with his former PhD students is the recipient of four best papers awards at prestigious international conferences. The most recent is the Best Paper Award at the 2009 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Hardware/Software codesign and Systems Synthesis (CODES+ISSS).

Professor Al-Hashimi co-authored two research books: Power constrained testing of VLSI circuits, and System-level design techniques for energy-efficient embedded systems. He edited the book "System-on-Chip: Next Generation Electronics", IEE Press, 2006. The book represents the only available graduate reference text with 25 chapters and over 900 pages. The book has been Best Seller in the IET, Books and Journals. He wrote the text "The art of SPICE simulation: analogue and digital", CRC Press, 1995. Over 8000 copies have been sold worldwide and it has been translated into Japanese and Italian.

Professor Al-Hashimi is the Editor-in-Chief of the IET Journal: Computers and Digital Techniques. In 2008, he was awarded the first Research Journal Editor Achievement award from the IET for his outstanding leadership. He is a member of numerous journal editorial boards and international conferences executive and technical programme committees. He served as the General Chair of the IEEE European Test Symposium (2006), Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Technical Programme Chair 2009, and he is currently serving as the General Chair DATE2011.

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Book Chapters

  • Shafik, R. A., Das, A. K., Yang, S., Merrett, G. V., & Al-Hashimi, B. (2014). Design considerations for reliable embedded systems. In J. Swingler (Ed.), Reliability Characterisation of Electrical and Electronic Systems (Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials; No. 74). London, GB: Woodhead Publishing.
  • Khursheed, S. S., & Al-Hashimi, B. (2009). Test Strategies for Multi-Voltage Designs. In P. Girard, N. Nicolici, & X. Wen (Eds.), Power-Aware Testing and Test Strategies for Low Power Devices Springer.
  • Zhou, D., Kazmierski, T., & Al-Hashimi, B. (2009). VHDL–AMS implementation of a numerical ballistic CNT model. In M. Radetski (Ed.), Languages for Embedded Systems and their Applications (pp. 87-100). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 36). Heidelberg, DE: Springer.



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