Dr Mian M. Hamayun PhD, MS, FHEA

Dr Mian M Hamayun

Dubai Campus
Head of Subject Group - Computer Science (Dubai)
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Contact details

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

Mian M. Hamayun is Associate Professor and Head of Programmes at University of Birmingham Dubai campus. He is interested in Transaction Level Modeling (TLM) and Simulation of MPSoC Systems, Performance Estimation, Binary Translation and topics related to Cloud Computing (Virtualization, GPGPU Computing, Internet of Things / Vehicles). He has published a number of research articles in journals and conferences of high repute in the respective domains.

His teaching interests include Operating Systems & Networks, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Parallel Computing, Functional Programming, Theories of Computation, Automata and Formal Languages.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of Birmingham
  • 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
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), University of Birmingham, 2021


Mian M. Hamayun completed his Master of Software Engineering degree (with Distinction and Gold Medals) from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2005. 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 PhD 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.

He joined University of Birmingham Dubai in September 2018 and is currently serving as the Head of Computer Science (Dubai). Previously, he has worked as an Assistant Professor at NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), Islamabad, Pakistan (2014-18), as Virtualization R&D Engineer at Virtual Open Systems, Grenoble, France (2013-14), as Lecturer at the University Institute of Technology 1 (IUT1), Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France, and as Senior Software Engineer at Streaming Networks, Islamabad, Pakistan (2005-2008).


MSc Computer Science / AI and Computer Science:

  • Computer Systems (20 credits)
  • Operating Systems & Networks (10 credits)
  • Software Workshop II (Adv. Java) (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Computer Science (10 credits)

BSc Computer Science / AI and Computer Science / MEng Computer Science and Software Engineering:
  • Theories of Computation (20 credits)
  • Functional Programming (20 credits)
  • Logic and Computation (10 credits)


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
  • Cloud Computing (Virtualization, GPGPU Computing, Internet of Things / Vehicles)


Recent publications


Ali, M, Malik, AW, Rahman, AU, Iqbal, S & Hamayun, MM 2019, 'Position-based emergency message dissemination for Internet of vehicles', International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, vol. 15, no. 7. https://doi.org/10.1177/1550147719861585

Iqbal, S, Farooq, S, Shahzad, K, Malik, AW, Hamayun, MM & Hasan, O 2019, 'SecureSurgiNET: a framework for ensuring security in telesurgery', International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, vol. 15, no. 9. https://doi.org/10.1177/1550147719873811

Haseeb, M, Malik, AW, Rahman, AU & Hamayun, MM 2019, 'Towards distributed heterogeneous simulation using internet of things', IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 6, no. 6, 8824127, pp. 10472-10482. https://doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2019.2939361

Qadeer, A, Malik, AW, Rahman, AU, Hamayun, MM & Ahmad, A 2019, 'Virtual infrastructure orchestration for cloud service deployment', The Computer Journal. https://doi.org/10.1093/comjnl/bxz125

Fraz, MM, Jahangir, W, Zahid, S, Hamayun, MM & Barman, SA 2017, 'Multiscale segmentation of exudates in retinal images using contextual cues and ensemble classification', Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, vol. 35, pp. 50-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bspc.2017.02.012

Shen, H, Hamayun, MM & Petrot, F 2012, 'Native Simulation of MPSoC Using Hardware Assisted Virtualization', IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 1074-1087.

Petrot, F, Fournel, N, Gerin, P, Gligor, M, Hamayun, MM & Shen, H 2011, 'On MPSoC Software Execution at the Transaction Level', IEEE Design and Test, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 2-11.


Petrot, F, Gerin, P & Hamayun, MM 2012, On Software Simulation for MPSoC: A Modeling Approach for Functional Validation and Performance Estimation. in In Gabriela Nicolescu, Ian O’Connor, and Christian Piguet, editors, Design Technology for Heterogeneous Embedded Systems. pp. 91-114.

Conference contribution

Mubariz, N, Mumtaz, S, Hamayun, MM & Fraz, MM 2018, Optimization of person re-identification through visual descriptors. in Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP. SciTePress Digital Library, pp. 348-355, 13th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, Madeira, Portugal, 27/01/18. https://doi.org/10.5220/0006613303480355

Razzaq, S, Hamayun, MM, Ahmed, MN, Rahman, AU & Fraz, MM 2017, A hybrid approach for fatigue detection and quantification. in 2017 International Multi-topic Conference (INMIC 2017). IEEE Xplore, 2017 International Multi-topic
Conference, Lahore, Pakistan, 24/11/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/INMIC.2017.8289472

Paolino, M, Hamayun, MM & Raho, DS 2014, A Performance Analysis of ARM Virtual Machines Secured using SELinux. in In Cyber Security & Privacy Forum (CSP Forum) 2014, Athens, Greece.

Hamayun, MM, Spyridakis, A & Raho, DS 2014, Towards Hard Real-Time Control and Infotainment Applications in Automotive Platforms. in In 10th annual workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time applications (OSPERT14), Madrid, Spain.

Hamayun, MM, Petrot, F & Fournel, N 2013, Native Simulation of Complex VLIW Instruction Sets using Static Binary Translation and Hardware-Assisted Virtualization. in In Proceedings of the 18th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2013, Yokohama, Japan. pp. 576-581.

Gerin, P, Hamayun, MM & Petrot, F 2009, Native MPSoC Co-Simulation Environment for Software Performance Estimation. in 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis, CODES+ISSS 2009, Grenoble, France. pp. 403-412.

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