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 examiner at University of Surrey (2010-) for their undergraduate programmes in Electrical and Electronic 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).
NIRGAM, the Network-on-Chip simulator, provides substantial support to experiment with NoC design in terms of routing algorithms and applications on various topologies; more information can be found at http://nirgam.ecs.soton.ac.uk/