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Bashir M. Al-Hashimi

Professor Bashir M. Al-Hashimi CBE FREng FRS

Vice President (Research & Innovation)

  • ARM Professor of Computer Engineering

Research interests

  • Engineering
  • Computer science

Biography

Professor Bashir M. Al-Hashimi is Vice President (Research & Innovation) at King’s College London, where he provides the academic leadership for developing and implementing the university's research and innovation strategy and overseeing new initiatives, whilst continuing to foster inter-faculty and multidisciplinary collaboration to support delivery of King’s strategic goals.

He served previously as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences at King’s after undertaking a similar Executive Dean role at the University of Southampton, where he was also a member of the University’s Executive Board.

Bashir is a renowned world-leading computer engineer, who has made significant contributions to understanding the interactions between hardware and software of energy-constrained computing and its application in industrial designs. He is acknowledged internationally in the field of energy-efficient computing and systems engineering and his research has won numerous academic awards and widespread external recognition. He has played a prominent role in the development of battery-free computing that underpins a broad range of digital technologies as an emerging field, such as the internet of things.

Having received a CBE in 2018 for his services to engineering research and industry, in May 2023 Bashir became a fellow of the Royal Society for his pioneering work on semiconductor chips and energy-efficient computation. In the same year he was also elected to the fellowship of the European Academy of Science and Arts. 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. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2013 and as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2011. In 2021, Bashir was elected as a Royal Academy of Engineering Board Trustee and joined the ERA Foundation Board as a Director.

Prior to joining King’s, Bashir served at the University of Southampton as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences from August 2018 - March 2020, following his role as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering from 2014 - 2018.

Bashir is also a passionate advocate of equality and inclusion with humility and championing diversity in both higher education and within the STEM professions.

Research interests

Bashir is an interdisciplinary researcher, he has led successfully a number of large-scale interdisciplinary research programmes funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and industry. As an example, he was the principal investigator of an EPSRC Programme Grant which was cited as an exemplar of interdisciplinary research. He has published over 350 technical papers and authored or co-authored 7 books. He served on the Research Excellence Framework 2014 Electrical, Electronics and Materials Panel and served again in 2021 as a member of the Engineering Panel.

His experience includes facilitation of the academic-industry interface; in 2008 he founded the Arm-ECS industry-academia centre of research excellence – a collaboration between researchers at the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton and Arm Research, Cambridge. The centre is the largest supported by Arm and the centre model for collaboration has now been replicated in the UK and overseas. Bashir has established numerous international research collaborations and has also applied successfully with colleagues from Imperial College to build an international centre to centre research consortia in Spatial Computational Learning, as a new EPSRC funding initiative for UK research groups to partner the best international leading researchers. 

 

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    Events

    20FebPSoL Inaugural Symposium

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    Please join us in-person for the Centre for the Physical Science of Life Inaugural Symposium at King’s College London.

    Please note: this event has passed.

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      Research

      CIRCLE Network
      Communication & Information Engineering

      Managing information and connecting human activities

      networking
      Data-Centric Engineering

      Applying machine learning to engineering challenges

      climate change hero
      Climate researchers at King’s

      King's researchers working across climate and sustainability

      Centre for intelligent information processing systems thumb
      Centre for Intelligent Information Processing Systems

      Research centre focusing on intelligent information systems, encompassing hardware-software co-design, nanoscale information systems, signal processing, information engineering, and quantum information processing.

      News

      National project to transform engineering and technology skills gets underway

      Engineering and technology education is set to undergo a major re-evaluation in order to redefine the skills needed to tackle societal challenges in the...

      Engineering

      King's awarded £15.7m EPSRC funding to revolutionise healthcare delivery

      The Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded £15.7m of funding to King’s College London to train the next generation of health...

      A doctor performs surgery using robotic assistance

      King's AI researchers appointed as Turing Fellows to tackle societal challenges

      Three King's academics from the Department of Informatics have been named as Turing Fellows for 2024-25

      Turing Fellows v4 2425

      Winners announced at inaugural King's Engaged Research Awards ceremony

      The inaugural King’s Engaged Research Awards ceremony brought together staff, students and community partners to celebrate public and community engagement...

      aerial photo of all winners of king's engaged research awards 2024 looking upwards, some holding awards and certificates

      Consortium headed by King's wins Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships Programme

      Academics at King's, in partnership with colleagues at the University of Kent, have been awarded up to £2.2m of funding to support doctoral scholars in the...

      Leverhulme Trust logo

      King's joins the British Academy's Early Career Researcher Network

      King’s has joined the latest cluster of universities that form part of the British Academy’s successful Early Career Researcher Network (ECRN).

      Young researchers sitting around a table at university

      King's academics make the Best Female Scientists in the World 2023 Ranking

      Five scientists from King’s have been ranked as some of the top female scientists in the world for this year by Research.com.

      Professor Francesca Happe, Professor Janet Treasure, Professor Lucilla Poston, Professor Irene Higginson and Professor Cathryn Lewis

      King's Supervisory Excellence Award Winners 2023

      We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 King’s Supervisory Excellence Awards and the new Mentoring & Support Awards.

      SEA Winners 2023 780 by 440

      King's secures £1.5m to develop the UK's first MedTech company builder

      King’s has secured £1.5m in funding from Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund to develop a fully supported acceleration programme that will translate...

      LIHE

      King's ranks among top universities for knowledge exchange for third year running

      King’s College London has again ranked among the top English universities in this year’s Knowledge Exchange Framework results.

      Brain Web

      Events

      20FebPSoL Inaugural Symposium

      Centre for the Physical Science of Life Inaugural Symposium

      Please join us in-person for the Centre for the Physical Science of Life Inaugural Symposium at King’s College London.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      15Feb780 KES WIE

      King's Experts Series: Women in Engineering

      Join us for the latest event in our King's Expert Series.

      Please note: this event has passed.