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Dr Suhaib A Fahmy

Suhaib Fahmy

Associate Professor
Head of Connected Systems

MEng (Imp Lond) PhD (Imp Lond) DIC ACGI


Suhaib Fahmy leads the Connected Systems Research Group and Adaptive Reconfigurable Computing Lab within the School of Engineering at Warwick. He is also a 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 a 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 an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technological University from 2009 to 2015, where he was also 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, and the Community Award at the International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications in 2016. 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), computational acceleration, automotive systems, dynamically adaptive systems.


Dr Fahmy’s research team includes the following students:

Student Degree Since Topic
Ahmed Khalil PhD 2015 Accelerated bioinformatics (co-supervised with Anupam Chattopadhyay)
Ryan Cooke PhD 2016 Online embedded data analytics with FPGAs
Lenos Ioannou PhD 2016 TBC
Alex Bucknall PhD 2017 TBC


Student Degree Year Thesis
Stephen Roberts PhD   submitted (co-supervised with Stephen Jarvis)
Philipp Mundhenk PhD 2017 Security for Automotive Electrical/Electronic (E/E) Architectures (co-supervised with Samarjit Chakraborti at TUM CREATE)
Abhishek Jain PhD 2017 Architecture Centric Coarse-Grained FPGA Overlays (co-supervised with Douglas Maskell)
Ronak Bajaj PhD 2016 Exploiting DSP Block Capabilities in FPGA High Level Design Flows
Hui Yan Cheah PhD 2016 The iDEA Architecture-Focused FPGA Soft Processor (co-supervised with Nachiket Kapre)
Shreejith Shanker PhD 2016 Enhancing Automotive Embedded Systems with FPGAs
Hung Thinh Pham PhD 2015 Techniques for Multi-Standard Cognitive Radios on FPGAs (co-supervised with Ian McLoughlin)
Vipin Kizheppatt PhD 2015 Design Automation for Partially Reconfigurable Adaptive Systems
Kevin Ong MEng 2014 A Scalable and Compact Linear Solver with a Focus on Model Predictive Control
Karan Shetti MEng 2014 Optimization and Scheduling of Applications in a Heterogeneous CPU-GPU Environment
Khoa Pham MEng 2014 Embedded Virtualization of a Hybrid ARM-FPGA Computing Platform (co-supervised with Douglas Maskell)
Simin Xu MEng 2013 Efficient Polynomial Evaluation Algorithm and Implementation on FPGA

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

Contact Details

School of Engineering
Library Road
University of Warwick

s dot fahmy at warwick dot ac dot uk

+44 (0) 24 7657 5471