Dr Rishad Shafik

About me

I am a senior lecturer (i.e. associate professor) in electronic systems at Newcastle University, UK. From May 2013 to August 2015, I have worked as a (named) senior research fellow as part of PRiME project (www.prime-project.org) in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton, UK. Prior to that I have also worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Bristol, UK from 2011 to 2013, and as a lecturer/assistant professor in the Islamic University of Technology (IUT, a subsidiary organ of the OIC) from 2002 to 2006. Currently, I am also a visiting academic fellow of PRiME programme grant, funded by EPSRC.

I received my PhD and MSc (with distinction) degrees from the University of Southampton in 2010 and 2005, and the BSc in Electronic Engineering degree (with distinction) from the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh in 2001.

Currently I lead a fantastic team of researchers working to develop the next-generation of embedded, intelligent systems.

Apart from my academic career, I am also a proud father of two little girls: Raisa and Raya. My daughters, and my wife, Dr Sonia Ahmed (public health nutrition), continue to be the source of my inspiration.

Research Overview

I am generally interested in research and development of intelligent and energy-efficient electronic systems. Over the years my research has been reported/published extensively in more than 100 international peer-reviewed articles in leading journals and conferences.  Some of these works have also been nominated for best paper awards in leading conferences. See publications.

My recent research interests include the following specific areas:

[1] Design and runtime management of intelligent and energy-efficient electronic systems; hardware/software co-design and co-optimisation; programming models (OpenMP, OpenCL, OpenCV)

[2] Power-adaptive computing systems for embedded and large-scale computing systems, such as big data applications, cloud server systems, translational applications and deep-learning systems.

[3] We are pioneering a brand new AI hardware design method using the principle of learning automata. The new AI solution is built on propositional logic and game theory.

If you are interested in further details, or would like to join the Autonomous Electronic Systems Research lab, please e-mail me: rishad.shafik [at] newcastle.ac.uk or follow un on Twitter: @RishadShafik.


[NEW] Mixed-signal AI hardware design paper now accepted in DATE. See publications.

Real-Power paper one of the top-ten downloaded paper in Sept'18. See PDF.

Speedup/Performance Paper now published in IEEETSMC. See PDF.

Real-Power Computing paper now published in IEEETC. See PDF.

TPC Member of  DATE'19 (www.date-conference.com) to be held in Florence, Italy.

IEEE Computer magazine paper on power, energy and relaibility trade-off accepted. Check publications.

PhD opportunity highly motivated and capable graduates (UK/EU or international). Please contact me for further details.

My book "Energy-efficient Fault-Tolerant Systems" published by Springer is now available  online and in various libraries.

Copyright 2018 -- RA Shafik