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Dr Suhaib Fahmy

Suhaib Fahmy

Dr Suhaib Fahmy

Reader in Computer Engineering 

s dot fahmy at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 (0) 24 7657 5471

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Suhaib Fahmy lead the Connected Systems Research Group and Adaptive Reconfigurable Computing Lab within the School of Engineering at Warwick. He is also Turing Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute. He graduated from Imperial College London in 2003 with a First Class Honours MEng in Information Systems Engineering, and in 2008 with a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. From 2007 to 2009, he was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CTVR, Trinity College Dublin and Visiting Research Engineer at Xilinx Research Labs, Ireland, working on adaptive architectures for cognitive and software-defined radio systems. He was Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technological University from 2009 to 2015, where he served as Deputy Director of the Centre for High Performance Embedded Systems (CHiPES), and Deputy Program Director for the MSc in Embedded Systems. His research there explored the use of reconfigurable systems in domains including communications, cyber-physical systems, and automotive networks. He joined the University of Warwick in 2015.

Dr Fahmy received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Field Programmable Technology (FPT) in 2012, the IBM Faculty Award in 2013, a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collaborative Development Award in 2013, the Community Award at the International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications in 2016, and the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems Best Paper Award in 2019. He serves on the technical program committees for a number of prestigious conferences in the area of reconfigurable computing, actively reviews for many journals in related areas, and sits on the ACM Technical Committee on FPGAs. Dr Fahmy is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Senior Member of the ACM, Chartered Engineer and Member of the IET, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

  • Reconfigurable computing;
  • field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs);
  • compute acceleration;
  • automotive systems;
  • dynamically adaptive systems;
  • adaptive radio systems.

Teaching Interests

Selected Publications

Projects and Grants


Dr Fahmy’s research team includes the following students and previous graduates:

Student Degree Since Topic
Lenos Ioannou PhD 2016 Embedded Machine Learning for Network Security
Alex Bucknall PhD 2017 Adaptive Radio Architectures for the Internet of Things
Dean Chester PhD 2018 Accelerating Simulation Codes on Heterogeneous Architectures (co-supervised with Stephen Jarvis)
Mansour Aldawood PhD 2018 Securing Virtual Machines in a Heterogeneous Cloud Environment (co-supervised with Arshad Jhumka)
Kamalavasan Kamalakkannan PhD 2019 FPGA Accelerators for High Performance Computing (co-supervised with Gihan Mudalige)
Kusuma Wardana PhD 2019 Machine Learning at the Edge for Distributed Sensor Systems (co-supervised with Julian Gardner)


Student Degree Year Thesis

Ryan Cooke
now at

PhD 2020 Modelling and Characterisation of Distributed Hardware Acceleration

Stephen Roberts
now at Google

PhD 2018 Energy Aware Performance Engineering in High Performance Computing (co-supervised with Stephen Jarvis)

Philipp Mundhenk
now at Autonomous Intelligent Driving

PhD 2017 Security for Automotive Electrical/Electronic (E/E) Architectures (co-supervised with Samarjit Chakraborti at TUM CREATE)
Abhishek Jain
now at Xilinx
PhD 2017 Architecture Centric Coarse-Grained FPGA Overlays (co-supervised with Douglas Maskell)
Ronak Bajaj
now at rENIAC
PhD 2016 Exploiting DSP Block Capabilities in FPGA High Level Design Flows
Hui Yan Cheah
now at Xilinx
PhD 2016 The iDEA Architecture-Focused FPGA Soft Processor (co-supervised with Nachiket Kapre)
Shreejith Shanker
now at Trinity College Dublin
PhD 2016 Enhancing Automotive Embedded Systems with FPGAs

Hung Thinh Pham
now at University of Bristol

PhD 2015 Techniques for Multi-Standard Cognitive Radios on FPGAs (co-supervised with Ian McLoughlin)
Vipin Kizheppatt
now at Nazarbayev University
PhD 2015 Design Automation for Partially Reconfigurable Adaptive Systems
Kevin Ong
now PhD student at NTU
MEng 2014 A Scalable and Compact Linear Solver with a Focus on Model Predictive Control
Karan Shetti
now at Aptiv
MEng 2014 Optimization and Scheduling of Applications in a Heterogeneous CPU-GPU Environment

Khoa Pham
now PhD student at Manchester

MEng 2014 Embedded Virtualization of a Hybrid ARM-FPGA Computing Platform (co-supervised with Douglas Maskell)
Simin Xu
at Xilinx
MEng 2013 Efficient Polynomial Evaluation Algorithm and Implementation on FPGA

Research staff who have been part of the team in the past: