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Noman Bashir

MCSC Impact Fellow

Noman Bashir

Noman Bashir holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research focuses on designing, prototyping, and analyzing experimental computer systems that enable decarbonizing societal-scale systems, such as computing systems, electric grids, buildings, and transportation.

Noman adopts a comprehensive approach to address intricate challenges associated with societal decarbonization. His approach combines specialized knowledge from established academic disciplines, such as distributed systems, power systems, algorithms, and resource management, with innovative data-driven decision-making methods. The primary objective is to assist decision-makers across diverse domains in formulating and executing short- and long-term decarbonization strategies. Simultaneously, he empowers individuals to make informed and sustainable choices regarding their participation in society’s decarbonization efforts.

Noman’s contributions have consistently made a significant impact, evident through his publications in esteemed conferences like e-Energy, ASPLOS, SIGMETRICS/Performance, EuroSys, and BuildSys, among others. He also actively contributes to the academic community by serving as a Program Committee member at top conferences, including e-Energy, BuildSys, SoCC, IPSN, and others. Furthermore, Noman takes a leadership role in advancing sustainability discussions, serving as the organizing co-chair for the ACM SIGEnergy Workshop on Societal Decarbonization (SoDEC).

Noman has previously worked as a postdoctoral research associate at UMass Amherst. He also worked as a student researcher at Google, where his work on resource overcommitment is deployed across all the Google datacenters. He also worked as the Sustainability Research Intern at VMware. He completed his MS in Energy Systems Engineering at NUST Islamabad, Pakistan, and his undergraduate degree at UET Lahore, Pakistan.

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