Institute for Complex Engineered Systems
Asim Smailagic is a research professor in the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, College of Engineering, at Carnegie Mellon. He is also director of the Laboratory for Interactive Computer Systems at Carnegie Mellon, which has designed and built more than two dozen generations of novel wearable computers and several pioneering prototypes of context-aware computers. Professor Smailagic has been a program chairman of IEEE conferences more than 10 times. He is a chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Wearable Information Systems. He has acted as co-editor, associate editor, and guest editor in leading archival technical journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Journal on VLSI Signal Processing and Journal on Pervasive Computing. He co-developed an interdisciplinary concurrent design methodology (with Professor Dan Siewiorek) and is widely recognized for his work in the design and rapid prototyping of wearable computers. He received the Fulbright post-doctoral award in computer science at Carnegie Mellon in 1988. He received the 2000 Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, the 2003 Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in Information Technology, the 2003 Steve Fenves Systems Research Award from the Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering and other prestigious awards.
Professor Smailagic has written or edited books in the areas of mobile computing, digital system design, field programmable gate arrays and VLSI systems. He gave keynote lectures at many representative international conferences and institutions, such as the Royal Academy of Engineering, Great Britain. He participated in several major research projects that represent milestones in the evolution of computer system architectures: from Carnegie Mellon's Cm* Multiprocessor System and Edinburgh Multi-Microprocessor Assembly (EMMA) to its parallel computer systems, and the projects on Wearable Computer Systems, Smart Modules computers, Diabetes Management Assistant (DiMA), Personal Wellness Coach, RF-based Location Sensing for Hospitals, Aura Pervasive Context Aware Computing, Monitoring User State and Self-Aware Learning Agents.