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Dr Rabih Bashroush

Reader in Distributed Systems and Software Engineering, School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE)

Director of the Enterprise Computing Research Group

    Dr Rabih Bashroush is a Reader in Distributed Systems and Software Engineering. Currently, his main interest is in the design and implementation of energy efficient systems, especially in Cloud and data centre environments. Rabih established and leads the Enterprise Computing Research Group and serves on various international boards and committee's, including the BSI ST/46 ISO SC 39 Sustainability For and By IT Committee; the Data Center Alliance Advisory Board; and the EU Best Environmental Practice in the Telecommunication and ICT Services Sector Working Group.

    Before joining UEL in 2010, Rabih was with the Queen's University Belfast (QUB) for 10 years. He has over 20 years experience in software development and held visiting scientist/researcher positions at a number of academic and industrial research groups including the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Philips Research Labs, NL; Danfoss Power Electronics, DK; and George Mason University, USA.

    Rabih has a PhD in Systems Engineering from the Queen’s University Belfast, a BEng in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut; a PGCert from the University of East London; and a Certificate in Business Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.


    Funded projects

    EU H2020 EURECA (March 2015- Sept 2017, €1.51M) - role: PI.

    EU H2020 ICT COST Action cHiPSet (Nov 2015- Sep 2018) - role: Partner.

    EU FP7 PEDCA (July 2013- Jan 2015, €1.71M) - role: PI.

    UEL Challenge Fund (May 2010 – July 2011, £34K) - role: PI. 

    EU RDF MUSA (July 2008- Aug 2009, £76K) - role: PI.

    EU RDF MUSA – commercialization grant (Aug 2009 – Mar 2010, £20K) - role: PI.

    PhD Studentships: Rabih has received a number of PhD studentships funded by industry and public sector to work in areas such as Cloud Computing and Information Security.

    Professional memberships

    Member of the EU Best Environmental Practice in the Telecommunication and ICT Services Sector Working Group (since 2015)

    Member of the BSI ST/46 ISO SC 39 Sustainability For and By IT Committee (since 2014)

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (since 2011)

    Honourable Member of the Korea Information Processing Society (since 2005)

    Associate Member of the International Software Architecture Qualification Board iSAQB, Germany (since Jan 2013)


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    Industrial Board membership

    Advisory Board Member, DebtorSoft, USA (since 2014)

    Accreditation Board Member of the Data Centre Alliance, UK (since 2011)

    Board Member of Iasa UK (since 2012)

    Member of the Board of Education Lead committee at Iasa Global (since Feb 2013)

    Member of the leadership team of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) UK Chapter (2009 - 2012)

    Selected Invited talks at industrial events (2012 - 2013)

    Data Centre World, London, 11-12 March 2015

    Open Europe: Open Data for Open Society, Latvia, 19 February 2015

    Irish Computer Society, Ireland, 16 June 2014

    Data Centre Dynamics Conference, London, UK, 20-21 November 2013

    Enterprise Architecture International Forum (ITARC), Cartagena, Colombia, 10-13 September 2013

    IT Architecture UK Summit, London, UK, 24-25 April 2013

    Iasa World Summit, Austin, Texas, 5-6 December 2012

    Data Centre Transformation Conference, Leeds, UK, 27-28 June 2012



    Modules taught:

    SDD001 – Applied Research Tools and Techniques (PhD level)

    SDM023 - Security Management

    SD0001 - Introduction to Software Design

    Currently, he is supervising the following PhD projects:

    Anas Almharat (Logic and parallel/SAT solvers for Variability Management in SPL)

    Comfort Oyede (Open Data in the NHS)

    Daniel Schatz (Information Security)

    Eoin Woods (Software Architecture)

    Fawzi Fawzi (Cloud adoption in the public Sector)

    Hassan Kasir (Cloud based Computational Finance)

    Nigar Jebraeili (Energy-Efficiency in Data Centres)

    Moustafa Nouriddine (Cloud Computing Performance & Scalability)(Completed Nov 2014)

    Muhammad Garba (Variability Management in SPL)

    Umaima Haidar (Software Architecture Variability)