Bashir Al-Hashimi

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Bashir M. Al-Hashimi

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi.jpg
Born5 January 1961
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Engineering
InstitutionsKing's College London
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Bashir Mohammed Ali Al-Hashimi,[1] CBE, FREng, FIEEE, FIET, FBCS (born 5 January 1961) is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences,[2] and ARM professor of Computer Engineering at King's College London in the United Kingdom. He is an international Distinguished Professor at the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and he is also a Visiting Professor at the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton,[3][4] where he is the co-director of the ARM-ECS Research Centre, which is an industry-university collaborative centre involving the University of Southampton and ARM.[5] He served as a panel member on the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014[6] and is also a member of the REF 2021 Engineering Panel.[7] His research focuses on understanding the interaction between hardware and software in constrained computing systems and how such interactions can be used through theory and experiment to achieve systems energy efficiency and enhanced hardware dependability. He has made fundamental contributions to the field of hardware-software co-design,[8][9] low-power test[10] and test-data compression of digital integrated circuits,[11][12] and the emerging field of energy-harvesting computing.[13][14]

Major projects[edit]

Al-Hashimi was lead director on PRiME, a £5.6 million EPSRC funded five-year programme (2013–2018) researching in the areas of low-power, highly-parallel, reconfigurable and dependable computing and verified software design.[15]

He is also the project director and principal investigator for a £1.6 million project aiming to develop ultra-energy-efficient electronic systems for emerging applications including mobile digital health, and autonomous wireless monitoring in environmental and industrial settings.[16] This project addressed one of the UK Electronics Design community Grand Challenges, “Batteries Not Included”. The funding of this project has played an important role in shaping and influencing the academic research agenda world-wide in powering Internet of Things devices in a sustainable way.[17]

He is currently a member of the EPSRC-funded international centre-to-centre research consortia in Spatial Computational Learning.


Al-Hashimi was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to computer engineering and to industry.[1]

In 2020, he was awarded the Faraday Medal by the IET for seminal theoretical and experimental contributions to manufacturing test of system-on-chip, pioneering new test data and low power compression methods and algorithms for energy-efficient computing. See here.

In 2014, he received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for his work on Energy-efficient and reliable many-core computing systems.[18]

In 2012, he was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the IEEE Council for Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) for serving as the General Chair of DATE 2012.[19]


Editor-in-Chief of IET Computers & Digital Techniques.[20]


Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, 2013.[21]

Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009.[22]

In 2012, the European Electronic Design Automation Association awarded him a DATE Fellowship for leadership and outstanding contributions to electronic design, automation and test.[23]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to May and they have three daughters: Sara, Haneen and Zahara.


  1. ^ a b "Bashir AL-HASHIMI - Order of the British Empire". The Gazette. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences". King's College London. King's College London. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences". King's College London. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Homepage of Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi". Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  5. ^ "ARM-ECS Research Centre".
  6. ^ Research Excellence Framework (PDF). Research Excellence Framework Retrieved 26 October 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Research Excellence Framework (PDF). Research Excellence Framework Retrieved 26 October 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Schmitz, Marcus; Al-Hashimi, Bashir; Eles, Petru (2004). System-Level Design Techniques for Energy-Efficient Embedded Systems. Norwell, MA, USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-1402077500.
  9. ^ Andrei, A.; Schmitz, M.; Eles, P.; Peng, Z.; Al-Hashimi, B.M. (14 January 2005). "Overhead-conscious voltage selection for dynamic and leakage energy reduction of time-constrained systems". IEE Proceedings - Computers and Digital Techniques. 152 (1): 28–38. doi:10.1049/ip-cdt:20045055. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  10. ^ Rosinger, P.; Al-Hashimi, B.M.; Nicolici, N. (7 July 2004). "Scan architecture with mutually exclusive scan segment activation for shift- and capture-power reduction" (PDF). IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. 23 (7): 1142–1153. doi:10.1109/TCAD.2004.829797.
  11. ^ Gonciari, P.T.; Al-Hashimi, B.M.; Nicolici, N. (June 2003). "Variable-length input Huffman coding for system-on-a-chip test". IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. 22 (6): 783–796. CiteSeerX doi:10.1109/TCAD.2003.811451.
  12. ^ Gonciari, P.T.; Al-Hashimi, B.M.; Nicolici, N. (March 2002). "Improving compression ratio, area overhead, and test application time for system-on-a-chip test data compression/decompression". Proceedings 2002 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition: 604–611. doi:10.1109/DATE.2002.998363. ISBN 978-0-7695-1471-0.
  13. ^ Weddell, Alex S.; Merrett, Geoff V.; Kazmierski, Tom J.; Al-Hashimi, Bashir M. (1 December 2011). "Accurate Supercapacitor Modeling for Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Nodes" (PDF). IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs. 58 (12): 911–915. doi:10.1109/TCSII.2011.2172712.
  14. ^ Balsamo, Domenico; Weddell, Alex S.; Merrett, Geoff V.; Al-Hashimi, Bashir M.; Brunelli, Davide; Benini, Luca (March 2015). "Hibernus: Sustaining Computation During Intermittent Supply for Energy-Harvesting Systems" (PDF). IEEE Embedded Systems Letters. 7 (1): 15–18. doi:10.1109/LES.2014.2371494.
  15. ^ "About PRiME". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  16. ^ "Holistic: Next Generation Energy-Harvesting Electronics | Project Members". 6 February 2015.
  17. ^ IoT Conference Report (PDF). The Royal Society Retrieved 11 December 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ "Royal Society announces latest recipients of esteemed Wolfson Research Merit Award".
  19. ^ "Outstanding Service Recognition". IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation. IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  20. ^ "IET Digital Library: Editorial Board". 31 May 2013. Archived from the original on 31 May 2013.
  21. ^ "List of Fellows - Royal Academy of Engineering".
  22. ^ "Introducing The New Class of Fellows". March 2009.
  23. ^ "DATE Fellows". DATE Fellows. Design, Automation and Test in Europe. Retrieved 31 October 2018.