Hello there! Welcome to my homepage. I'm a 4th year PhD student at the Department of Computer Engineering. 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 at the Department of Computer Science. 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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