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Computer Science

Arslan Munir | Assistant Professor

Photo of Arslan MunirMichelle Munson-Serban Simu Keystone Research Faculty Scholar

Ph.D., 2012 - University of Florida
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.A. Sc., 2007 - University of British Columbia
Electrical and Computer Engineering
B.Sc., 2004 - University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

Electrical Engineering

Contact Information
785-532-2389
2174 Engineering Hall
amunir@k-state.edu
Personal Website

Professional Experience
Arslan Munir received a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of British Columbia in 2007 and a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida in 2012. He worked as a visiting graduate research student at the University of Toronto for one semester while completing his doctorate. From 2007 to 2008, he worked as a software development engineer at Mentor Graphics Corporation, Embedded Systems Division. He also worked as a software engineer at Techlogix Limited in 2007.

From 2014-2017, Munir was an assistant professor in the department of computer science and engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was a postdoctoral research associate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA from May 2012 to June 2014.

Munir joined the faculty at K-State in 2017 as an assistant professor and a Michelle Munson-Serban Simu Keystone Research Faculty Scholar.

Research
Munir’s current research interests include embedded and cyber-physical systems, secure and trustworthy systems, hardware-based security, computer architecture, multicore, parallel computing, distributed computing, reconfigurable computing, neuromorphic computing, data analytics, and fault tolerance. He is a founding director of the Parallel Reconfigurable Architecture and Distributed Embedded Systems laboratory at K-State. His current research projects include design of secure and dependable automotive cyber-physical systems and intelligent transportation systems, parameters optimization in parallel and reconfigurable architectures, energy-efficient algorithms and hardware architectures for mobile radiation detection and isotope identification, fog-assisted sensing and analytics architecture for high-throughput phenotyping, and development of plastic artificial neural networks-based lifelong learning machines leveraging self-organization and neuromorphic computing. His research accomplishments have been covered by various news and media outlets.

Academic Highlights
Munir was the recipient of many academic awards including the doctoral fellowship from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He earned gold medals for the best performance in electrical engineering, gold medals and academic roll of honor for securing rank one in pre-engineering provincial examinations (out of approximately 300,000 candidates).

He has published more than 40 scholarly peer-reviewed articles related to his research interests. He published a book on modeling and optimization of parallel and distributed embedded systems in Wiley-IEEE in 2016. He received a best paper award at the IARIA International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies in 2010.

He has served as a program committee member and a reviewer for various IEEE and ACM conferences, a reviewer for various IEEE, ACM, and Elsevier journals, and a reviewer for National Science Foundation panels.

His research has been sponsored by NSF and Semiconductor Research Corporation. He has been awarded an NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative award.