Hello there! Welcome to my homepage. I'm a 4th year PhD student who recently transfered from the Department of Computer Engineering to the Department of Computer Science. I work as a real-time system's researcher in the BOSS group led by my adviser, Doctor Who! ... or as most people know him: Professor Richard West. Together we roll our sleeves up everyday and get down to the nitty gritty of designing and building cyber-physical embedded systems for safety-critical and time-sensitive applications. My ultimate goal is to build my very own time-machine! But until then, all my research efforts go towards ensuring timing predictability, smart resource management and enhanced environmental awareness for these systems thus enabling adaptable system behavior with gauranteed temporal & spatial isolation and efficient run-time performance. My research interests include:
Im currently working on the design of an autonomous flight management system for quadcopter drones that works in a distributed manner on a single-chip Intel x86 multicore processor. If you are interested to know more, feel free to drop me an email @ afarrukh [at] bu [dot] edu and I'd be more than happy to get back to you with all the excruciating details of my work. What can I say...I love talking research. (you've been warned!)
I graduated on the Dean's Honors list with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from my hometown university, Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS) back in Pakistan. At the time I was working in Computer Architecture and designed a MIPs unicore pipelined processor in VHDL. Later on, in my first year of PhD @ BU I transitioned over to RISC-V before joining Professor West's incredible system's group. I think I've finally found my calling!
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