Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
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George Mason University

Hakan Aydin

Professor, Computer Science

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  • 703-993-3786 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 5308
    4400 University Drive, MS 4A5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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What happens if a patient’s implanted defibrillator’s energy supply fails at the point of critical need?

Energy efficiency and reliability are two important design objectives in embedded safety- and mission-critical systems. Hakan Aydin has earned several grants for his research in a variety of hardware-related computer vulnerabilities, particularly in equipment used to maintain continuity of systems that deliver crucial functions. Notably, a CSR grant from the National Science Foundation has provided the funding to explore reliability-centric real-time computing on heterogeneous chip multiprocessor systems. Aydin’s analysis and exploration of this concept was recently included in the proceedings of the 20th Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium in which his research proposes a dual-queue system that provides energy efficient operation and reliability of devices people depend on to work at a moment’s notice. Further research areas include: Computer Systems, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Fault Tolerance, Power-Aware Computing, Real-Time, and Embedded Systems.

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Faculty Rank: Professor

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2014 - 2017 : CSR: Small: Collaborative Research: Towards Reliability-Centric Real-time Computing on Heterogeneous Chip Multiprocessor Systems. Funded by National Science Foundation.

2011 - 2015 : CSR: Small: Energy Harvesting for Performance Sensitive Wireless Sensor Networks. Funded by National Science Foundation.

2010 - 2014 : CSR: Small: Collaborative Research: Generalized Reliability-Aware Power Management for Real-Time Embedded Systems. Funded by National Science Foundation.

Research Interests

Computer Systems, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Real-Time and Embedded Systems, Power-Aware Computing, Fault Tolerance