Professor Bashir M. Al-Hashimi CBE FREng is an ARM Professor of Computer Engineering and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences at King’s College London.
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. He was awarded a CBE in 2018 for services to engineering and industry, 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.
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 will serve 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.
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 to 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 and championing diversity in both higher education and within the Engineering profession.