Esam El-Araby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-3171
2042 Eaton Hall
University of Kansas
1520 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
134 Nichols Hall



Summary

Esam El-Araby received his B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and his M.Sc. (Highest Diploma) degree in Automatic Control and Computer Engineering from Assiut University, Egypt, in 1991, and 1997 respectively. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from the George Washington University (GWU), USA, in 2005, and 2010 respectively. Dr. El-Araby joined the University of Kansas (KU) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2015. He was the founder and director of the HEterogeneous and Biologically-inspired Architectures (HEBA) laboratory at the Catholic University of America (CUA) since 2010. Prior to that, he worked at the High Performance Computing Laboratory (HPCL) at GWU as well as the NSF Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (NSF-CHREC). His research work was mainly funded by organizations such as DoD, DARPA, NSF, and NASA and was published in national and international gatherings organized by IEEE, ACM, and NASA. His publication record includes two book chapters on High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (HPRC) systems and remote sensing, 12 journal papers, and 54 conference papers.

Primary Research Interests

  • Computer Architecture
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Reversible Computing
  • Heterogeneous Computing
  • Biologically-Inspired and Neuromorphic Architectures
  • Evolvable Hardware

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Computer Engineering, The George Washington University (GWU), USA, 2010
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.), Computer Engineering, The George Washington University (GWU), USA, 2005
  • M.Sc. (Highest Diploma), Automatic Control and Computer Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt, 1991

Teaching

  • Computer Architecture (Conventional Microarchitecture)
  • Advanced Computer Architecture (Microarchitecture, Reconfigurable, Neuromorphic, Reversible, Quantum)
  • Digital Systems Design
  • Embedded Systems Programming
  • Computer Organization
  • Switching Circuits and Logic Design
  • Numerical Analysis and Optimization

Research

  • Computer Architecture
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Reversible Computing
  • Heterogeneous Computing
  • Biologically-Inspired and Neuromorphic Architectures
  • Evolvable Hardware

Service

Editorial and Reviewing Activities

International

  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE-TPDS), Reviewer. (2016 - Present)
  • International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing (Hindawi-IJRC), Guest Editor. (2010 - Present)
  • ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS), Reviewer. (2010 - Present)
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS), Reviewer. (2010 - Present)
  • IEEE Micro Magazine (IEEE-Micro), Reviewer. (2010 - Present)
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers (IEEE-TC), Reviewer. (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of Embedded Hardware Design, Microprocessors and Microsystems (Elsevier-MICPRO), Reviewer. (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of Real-Time Image Processing (Springer-JRTIP), Reviewer. (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of System Architecture, JSA (Elsevier - The EUROMICRO Journal), Reviewer. (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of Systems Architecture (Elsevier-JSA), Reviewer. (2010 - Present)
  • Parallel Computing Systems and Applications (Elsevier-PARCO), Reviewer. (2010 - Present)
  • Remote Sensing of Environment (Elsevier-RSE), Reviewer. (2010 - Present)
  • The 28th International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL 2018), FPL is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious international conference in the field of reconfigurable technology, Technical Program Committee (TPC), Member. (August 2018)
  • 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2018), Publications Chair. (May 2018)
  • The 15th IEEE International Conference on Smart City (SmartCity 2017), Publications Chair. (December 2017)
  • The 19th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC 2017), Publications Chair. (December 2017)
  • The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Systems (DSS 2017), Publications Chair. (December 2017)
  • The 27th International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL 2017), FPL is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious international conference in the field of reconfigurable technology, Tutorial and Workshop Chair. (September 2017)
  • Proceedings of the IEEE, Reviewer. (2014)
  • The 25th IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP 2014), Publications Chair. (June 2014)
  • The 24th IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP 2013), Publications Chair. (June 2013)
  • International Workshop on Dynamic Reconfigurable Network-on-Chip (DRNoC 2012), Technical Program Committee (TPC), Member. (2012)
  • International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig 2011), Technical Program Committee (TPC), Member. (2011)
  • VII Southern Programmable Logic Conference (SPL 2011), Technical Program Committee (TPC), Member. (2011)
  • Workshop on Multiprocessor Systems on (Programmable) Chips (MPSoC 2011), Technical Program Committee (TPC), Member. (2011)
  • The 9th ACS/IEEE International Conference On Computer Systems And Applications (AICCSA 2011), Publications Chair. (2011)

National

  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), 2019 SBIR/STTR Program (Phase I), HPC Cybersecurity Panel. (2019), Panelist and Reviewer. (December 2018)
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), 2018 SBIR/STTR Program (Phase II), HPC Cybersecurity Panel. (2018), Panelist and Reviewer. (February 2018)
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), 2018 Report on Extreme Heterogeneity Architectures. (2018), Participant. (January 2018)
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), 2018 SBIR/STTR Program (Phase I), HPC Cybersecurity Panel. (2018), Panelist and Reviewer. (January 2018)
  • NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF), Space Technology Mission Directorate, Technology Area TA11, directed at students pursuing or planning to pursue Master's or Doctoral degrees in space technology disciplines. (2017), Panelist and Reviewer. (2016 - 2017)
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), 2016 Early Career Research Program. (2016), Panelist and Reviewer. (December 2016)
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), 2017 SBIR/STTR Program (Phase I), HPC Cybersecurity Panel. (2016), Panelist and Reviewer. (November 2016)
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), Machine Learning Panel. (2016), Panelist and Reviewer. (July 2016)
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), 2016 Report on Neuromorphic Computing Architectures, Models, and Applications: A Beyond-CMOS Approach to Future Computing. (2016), Participant. (June 2016)
  • NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF), Space Technology Mission Directorate, Technology Area TA11, directed at students pursuing or planning to pursue Master's or Doctoral degrees in space technology disciplines. (2016), Panelist and Reviewer. (2015 - 2016)
  • Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation (NSF), Submissions of Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) proposals, Panelist and Reviewer. (2012)
  • Computer Systems Research (CSR) program, Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS), Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation (NSF), Submissions of research proposals, Panelist and Reviewer. (2011)

Memberships

  • IEEE Senior Member, (February 2016 - Present)
  • IEEE Computer Society, (1995 - Present)
  • IEEE Member, (1995 - February 2016)

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • El-Araby, E., Merchant, S. G., & El-Ghazawi, T. (2013). Assessing Productivity of High-Level Design Methodologies for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computers. In W. Vanderbauwhede & K. Benkrid (Eds.), High-Performance Computing using FPGAs, Part III (pp. 719-745). New York: Springer. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-1791-0_24 ISBN: 978-1-4614-1790-3, Online ISBN: 978-1-4614-1791-0
  • El-Araby, E., Taher, M., El-Ghazawi, T., & Le Moigne, J. (2007). Remote Sensing and High Performance Reconfigurable Computing Systems. In A. J. Plaza & C. I. Chang (Eds.), Computer & Information Science Series. High Performance Computing in Remote Sensing, Volume 16 (pp. 496). New York: Chapman & Hall/CRC. ISBN: 9781584886624, ISBN 10: 1584886625

 

Journal Articles

  • El-Araby, E., Gonzalez, I., Lopez-Buedo, S., & El-Ghazawi, T. (2012). A Convolve-And-MErge Approach for Exact Computations on High-Performance Reconfigurable Computers. International Journal for Reconfigurable Computing (IJRC), 2012, Article ID 925864. doi:10.1155/2012/925864
  • El-Araby, E., Merchant, S. G., & El-Ghazawi, T. (2011). A Framework for Evaluating High-Level Design Methodologies for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computers. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 22(1).
  • El-Araby, E., El-Ghazawi, T., Le Moigne, J., & Irish, R. (2009). Reconfigurable Processing for Satellite On-Board Automatic Cloud Cover Assessment (ACCA). Journal of Real-Time Image Processing (JRTIP) Journal No. 11554, 4(3), 245-259. doi:10.1007/s11554-008-0107-8 ISSN: 1861-8200, ISSN Online 1861-8219
  • El-Araby, E., Gonzalez, I., & El-Ghazawi, T. (2009). Exploiting Partial Run-Time Reconfiguration for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing. ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS), 1(4), Article 21.
  • El-Ghazawi, T., El-Araby, E., Huang, M., Gaj, K., Kindratenko, V., & Buell, D. (2008). The Promise of High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing. IEEE Computer, 41(2), 69-76.
  • El-Araby, E., Taher, M., Gaj, K., El-Ghazawi, T., Caliga, D., & Alexandridis, N. (2006). System-Level Parallelism and Concurrency Maximisation in Reconfigurable Computing Applications. International Journal of Embedded Systems (IJES), 2(1/2), 62-72.

 

Conference Proceedings

  • Mahmud, N., & El-Araby, E. (2018). Towards Higher Scalability of Quantum Hardware Emulation using Efficient Resource Scheduling. In The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC 2018), Washington, DC, USA, November 2018.
  • Mahmud, N., & El-Araby, E. (2018). A Scalable High-Precision and High-Throughput Architecture for Emulation of Quantum Algorithms. In The 31st IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC 2018), Washington, DC, USA, September 2018.
  • Mahmud, N., El-Araby, E., Shaw, H., & Cooper, L. (2018). Securing and auto-synchronizing communication over free-space optics using quantum key distribution and chaotic systems. In Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XVI, SPIE’18, San Diego, CA, USA, August 2018.
  • El-Araby, E., & El-Ghazawi, T. (2018). Enabling Ease-of-Use for Extreme-Scale High-Performance Reconfigurable Architectures Using Hardware Virtualization. In The 2018 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018), Orléans, France, July 2018.
  • El-Araby, E. (2018). Enabling Higher Productivity and Portability for Extremely-Heterogeneous Architectures: A High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Case Study. In DOE’s International Extreme Heterogeneity Workshop (WEH 2018), Washington DC, USA, January 2018. (Invited)
  • El-Araby, E., & Namazi, N. (2016). Chaotic Architectures for Secure Free-Space Optical Communication. In The 26th International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL 2016), Lausanne, Switzerland, August 2016.
  • El-Araby, E., Narayana, V. K., & El-Ghazawi, T. (2010). Space and Time Sharing of Reconfigurable Hardware for Accelerated Parallel Processing. In Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC 2010), Bangkok, Thailand, March 2010.
  • El-Araby, E., Gonzalez, I., & El-Ghazawi, T. (2008). Virtualizing and Sharing Reconfigurable Resources in High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Systems. In Second International Workshop on High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Technology and Applications (HPRCTA’08), held in conjunction with SC’08, Austin, TX, USA, November, 2008.
  • El-Ghazawi, T., Serres, O., Bahra, S., Huang, M., & El-Araby, E. (2008). Parallel Programming of High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Systems with Unified Parallel C. In Reconfigurable Systems Summer Institute 2008 (RSSI'08), Urbana, Illinois, USA, 7-10 July, 2008.
  • Gonzalez, I., El-Araby, E., Saha, P., El-Ghazawi, T., Simmler, H., Merchant, S. G., Holland, B. M., Reardon, C., George, A. D., Lam, H., Stitt, G., Alam, N., & Smith, M. C. (2008). Classification of Application Development for FPGA-Based Systems. In National Aerospace & Electronics Conference 2008 (NAECON'08), Fairborn, Ohio, USA, 16-18 July 2008.
  • Abouellail, M., El-Araby, E., Taher, M., El-Ghazawi, T., & Newby, G. B. (2007). DNA and Protein Sequence Alignment with High Performance Recofigurable Systems. In NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems 2007 (AHS2007), August 5-8, 2007, Scotland, UK.
  • El-Araby, E., Gonzalez, I., & El-Ghazawi, T. (2007). Bringing High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing to Exact Computations. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL 2007), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 27-29 August 2007.
  • El-Araby, E., Gonzalez, I., & El-Ghazawi, T. (2007). Performance Bounds of Partial Run-Time Reconfiguration in High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing. In First International Workshop on High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Technology and Applications (HPRCTA’07), held in conjunction with SC’07, Reno, NV, USA, November, 2007.
  • El-Araby, E., Nosum, P., & El-Ghazawi, T. (2007). Productivity of High-Level Languages on Reconfigurable Computers: An HPC Perspective. In IEEE International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (FPT 2007), Japan, December, 2007.
  • El-Araby, E., Taher, M., Abouellail, M., El-Ghazawi, T., & Newby, G. B. (2007). Comparative Analysis of High Level Programming for Reconfigurable Computers: Methodology and Empirical Study. In III Southern Conference on Programmable Logic (SPL2007), Mar del Plata, Argentina, February, 2007.
  • El-Araby, E., Taher, M., El-Ghazawi, T., & Le Moigne, J. (2006). Automatic Image Registration for Remote Sensing on Reconfigurable Computers. In 2006 MAPLD International Conference, Washington, DC, USA, September, 2006.
  • El-Araby, E., Taher, M., El-Ghazawi, T., Youssif, A., Irish, R., & Le Moigne, J. (2006). Performance Scalability of a Remote Sensing Application on High Performance Reconfigurable Platforms. In NASA Earth-Sun System Technology Conference (ESTC 2006), Maryland, USA, June, 2006.
  • El-Araby, E., El-Ghazawi, T., & Gaj, K. (2005). A System-Level Design Methodology for Reconfigurable Computing Applications. In IEEE International Conference On Field-Programmable Technology (FPT 2005), Singapore, December, 2005.
  • El-Araby, E., Taher, M., El-Ghazawi, T., & Gaj, K. (2005). Implementation of Image Processing Kernels on Reconfigurable Computers: A Comparative Study between SRC and SGI Platforms. In 2005 MAPLD International Conference, Washington, DC, USA, September, 2005.
  • El-Araby, E., Taher, M., El-Ghazawi, T., & Le Moigne, J. (2005). Prototyping Automatic Cloud Cover Assessment (ACCA) Algorithm for Remote Sensing On-Board Processing on a Reconfigurable Computer. In IEEE International Conference On Field-Programmable Technology (FPT 2005), Singapore, December, 2005.
  • El-Araby, E., Taher, M., El-Ghazawi, T., Abouellail, M., Sastry, N., & Gaj, K. (2005). Efficient Implementation of a String Matching Algorithm for SRC and Cray Reconfigurable Computers. In 2005 MAPLD International Conference, Washington, DC, USA, September, 2005.
  • El-Ghazawi, T., Gaj, K., Alexandridis, N., Michalski, A., Fidanci, D., Taher, M., El-Araby, E., Chitalwala, E., & Saha, P. (2005). Reconfigurable Computers: An Empirical Analysis. In ACM/SIGDA Thirteenth International Symposium on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA 2005), Monterey, California, USA, February, 2005.
  • Harkins, J., El-Ghazawi, T., El-Araby, E., & Huang, M. (2005). Performance of Sorting Algorithms on the SRC 6 Reconfigurable Computer. In IEEE International Conference On Field-Programmable Technology (FPT 2005), Singapore, December, 2005.
  • Taher, M., El-Araby, E., & El-Ghazawi, T. (2005). Configuration Caching in Adaptive Computing Systems Using Association Rule Mining (ARM). In Dynamic Reconfigurable Systems Workshop (DRS 2005), Innsbruck, Austria, March, 2005.
  • El-Araby, E., El-Ghazawi, T., Le Moigne, J., & Gaj, K. (2004). Wavelet Spectral Dimension Reduction of Hyperspectral Imagery on a Reconfigurable Computer. In IEEE International Conference On Field-Programmable Technology (FPT 2004), Brisbane, Australia, December, 2004.
  • El-Araby, E., Taher, M., Gaj, K., El-Ghazawi, T., Caliga, D., & Alexandridis, N. (2004). System-Level Parallelism and Throughput Optimization in Designing Reconfigurable Computing Applications. In Reconfigurable Architecture Workshop (RAW 2004), Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, April, 2004.
  • El-Araby, E., Taher, M., Gaj, K., El-Ghazawi, T., Caliga, D., & Alexandridis, N. (2003). Exploiting System-Level Parallelism In The Application Development On A Reconfigurable Computer. In IEEE International Conference On Field-Programmable Technology (FPT 2003), Tokyo, Japan, December, 2003.

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Selected Presentations

Invited Talks

  • El-Araby, E. (2016, August 18). Reconfigurable/Adaptive Chaos for FSO Communication. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
  • El-Araby, E. (2016, May 18). The 3P-Challenge of Emerging Computing Technologies. 2016 Reconfigurable Electronics Working Group Meeting, Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center (BRICC), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).
  • El-Araby, E. (2016, May 6). The 3P-Challenge of Emerging Computing Technologies. The Information Sciences Institute (ISI), Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USC).
  • El-Araby, E. (2014, September). The Three P’s of High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing. Presentation, Virginia Tech (VT-NVC).
  • El-Araby, E. (2013, December). High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing: Potential and Challenges. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
  • El-Araby, E. (2011, June). Virtualizing and Sharing Resources in Hardware Accelerated High-Performance Computing: An HPRC Perspective. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) research grant, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, 2011 - 2013
  • Industry grants for research and instructional infrastructure (hardware boards and software packages), Xilinx and Altera, USA, 2010 - 2015
  • Kaman Award for Excellence in Research, The Catholic University of America (CUA), USA, 2011 - 2012
  • The Louis P. Wagman Fellowship, The George Washington University (GWU), USA, 2009
  • 2008 Service Award, The George Washington University (GWU), USA, 2008
  • Synplicity Best Paper Award, the Designer Forum of the 3rd Southern Conference on Programmable Logic (SPL 2007), Argentina, 2007
  • Best Paper, Reconfigurable Architecture Workshop (RAW 2004), USA, 2004, for publication at the International Journal for Embedded Systems (IJES), 2006

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