Dr Mian M Hamayun PhD

Dr Mian M Hamayun

Dubai Campus
Lecturer in Computer Science

Contact details

University of Birmingham Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 341799
Dubai, UAE

Mian M. Hamayun is a Lecturer in Computer Science at University of Birmingham Dubai. He has published more than 10 research papers in conferences and journals of high repute in the domains of Hardware/Software Co-simulation, System Modeling, Performance Estimation, Low Level Binary Translation and Image Processing.

 He is very interested in Transaction Level Modeling (TLM) and Simulation of MPSoC Systems and topics related to  Cloud Computing (Virtualization, GPGPU Computing).

 His teaching interests include Operating Systems, Parallel Computing, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Programming Languages, Automata Theory and Compilers. 


  • PhD in System Modeling, Simulation & Virtualization, Grenoble University, France 2013
  • Master of Science in Informatics (Parallel & Distributed Systems), Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France 2009
  • Master of Software Engineering (Gold Medalist), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan 2005


Mian M. Hamayun completed his Master if Software Engineering degree (with Distinction and Gold Medals) from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in 2015. He went on to study Parallel and Distributed Systems at Joseph Fourier University and completed his Master of Science in Informatics degree in 2009. He further pursued his PhD research in System Modeling and Simulation form Grenoble University, France and graduated in 2013 

The title of his thesis dissertation was Native Simulation and Modeling of Multi-Processor System-on-a-Chip (MPSoC) using Hardware-Assisted Virtualization. During his doctoral research, he worked on Transaction Level Modeling (TLM), Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) and Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) architecture simulation, Design Space Exploration (DSE) and Software Performance Estimation techniques in embedded systems.

Dr Hamayun joined NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), Islamabad, Pakistan as Assistant Professor in 2014. During his stay at NUST SEECS he also served as the Head of Computer Science department for two and a half years. Dr Hamayun joined University of Birmingham Dubai in September 2018.


MSc Computer Science

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Operating Systems and Networks
  • Software Workshop
Dr Hamayun is also the Project Coordinator for MSc Students at University of Birmingham Dubai Campus.


Dr. Hamayun’s current research interests include Cloud Computing, Virtualization Techniques and SystemC/TLM based Virtual Prototyping. In particular, he is interested in the following topics:

  • Virtualization of Expensive Hardware Resources for Cloud Computing
  • Native Simulation of Multi/Many Processor System on Chip using Hardware Assisted Virtualization
  • Vision Based Systems for Road Safety and Image Processing in General
  • Software Performance Estimation Techniques in System Simulation Environments and
  • Binary Translation for Complex/VLIW Processors
Dr. Hamayun has been serving as Program Evaluator for National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), HEC, Pakistan since 2017.

In the past, he as served as Head of Computer Science Department at NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), Islamabad, Pakistan.


  • Muhammad Ali, Asad W. Malik, Anis U. Rahman, Sohail Iqbal and Mian M. Hamayun. Position based Emergency Messages Dissemination for Internet of Vehicles. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Vol. 15(7), 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/1550147719861585

  • Naima Mubariz, Saba Mumtaz, Mian M. Hamayun, Muhammad Moazam Fraz (2018). Optimization of Person Re-Identification through Visual Descriptors, In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP 2018), Madeira, Portugal.
  • Sughra Razzaq, Mian M. Hamayun, M. Nouman Ahmed, Anis ur Rahman, Muhammad Moazam Fraz (2017). An Unsupervised Hybrid Approach for Fatigue Detection and Quantification, In 20th International Multitopic Conference (INMIC’17), Lahore, Pakistan
  • M. Moazam Fraz, Waqas Jahangir, Saqib Zahid, Mian M. Hamayun, Sarah A. Barman (2017). Multiscale Segmentation of Exudates in Retinal Images using Contextual Cues and Ensemble Classification. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 35:50–62
  • Michele Paolino, Mian M. Hamayun and Daniel Raho (2014). A Performance Analysis of ARM Virtual Machines Secured using SELinux. In Cyber Security & Privacy Forum (CSP Forum), Athens, Greece.
  • Mian M. Hamayun, Alexander Spyridakis and Daniel Salvatore Raho (2014). Towards Hard Real-Time Control and Infotainment Applications in Automotive Platforms. In 10th annual workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time applications (OSPERT14), Madrid, Spain.
  • Mian M. Hamayun, Frédéric Pétrot and Nicolas Fournel (2013). Native Simulation of Complex VLIW Instruction Sets using Static Binary Translation and Hardware-Assisted Virtualization. In Proceedings of the 18th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2013, Yokohama, Japan, pages 576–581, January 2013.
  • Hao Shen, Mian M. Hamayun and Frédéric Pétrot (2012). Native Simulation of MPSoC Using Hardware Assisted Virtualization. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems,31(7):1074–1087

  • Frédéric Pétrot, Nicolas Fournel, Patrice Gerin, Marius Gligor, Mian M. Hamayun and Hao Shen., (2011) On MPSoC Software Execution at the Transaction Level. IEEE Design & Test of Computers, 28(3):2–11, 2011

  • Frédéric Pétrot, Patrice Gerin and Mian M. Hamayun. (2012) “On Software Simulation for MPSoC: A Modeling Approach for Functional Validation and Performance Estimation”. In Gabriela Nicolescu, Ian O’Connor, and Christian Piguet, editors, Design Technology for Heterogeneous Embedded Systems, pp. 91–114. Springer
  • Patrice Gerin, Mian M. Hamayun and Frédéric Pétrot (2009). Native MPSoC Co-Simulation Environment for Software Performance Estimation. In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS), Grenoble, France, pages 403-412.

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