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Professor Al-Hashimi internationally recognised for his world conference leading role

Published: 22 November 2012

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Associate Dean Research in Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Southampton, and member of the Electronic and Software Systems (ESS) research group, has been internationally recognised for his leadership of one of the world’s biggest conferences in embedded systems and electronic design automation.

Bashir has received three awards for his role in making Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE2011) one of the most successful events for the design and test of electronic systems in the world. He was the General Chair of the conference and exhibition that was held in Grenoble, in France, in March 2011, and attracted 40 per cent more attendees than previous conferences.

He was given the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Council on Electronic Design Automation award for significant service as 2011 DATE General Chair, the IEEE Computer Society award for significant service as 2011 DATE General Chair, and the European Design and Automation Association Fellow status for outstanding performance servicing DATE. He has also been elected to the main board of the European Design and Automation Association.

Professor Al-Hashimi has said: “I am honoured to have received these awards for my work as General Chair of the DATE2011 conference and exhibition. The conference is a significant event in the global design and test of electronic systems and I am proud and delighted that during my leadership nearly 2,300 more attendees benefitted from the expertise on offer at the convention.”

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