Biographical Sketch

Bhagirath Narahari is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and student Affairs and a Professor of Engineering and Applied Science in the Department of Computer Science  in The School of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University.  Prof Narahari received his PhD in computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, and his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.  Since 1987 he has been on the faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University. From 1999 – 2002 he was the first Chair of the Department of Computer Science, and he has been active in undergraduate education with over a dozen years experience in undergraduate  advising, curriculum development and has taught a number of undergraduate courses in Computer Science.

His research interests are in the areas of  Software Security, Architecture support for trustworthy computing, Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Compiler optimization, Pervasive computing,  and Parallel Computing. Since Fall 1999, he has collaboratively formed and led  e GWU research group in embedded systems and compilers. Prof. Narahari has published several refereed articles in various areas of embedded systems, security, architecture,  parallel processing and computer systems.  His current research focuses on compiler, operating system and hardware support for software security, with projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).  Prof. Narahari's prior research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, AFOSR, Rome Air Force Labs, NASA, NSA and America Online (AOL), and included research in power-aware computing,  embedded systems, optimizing compilers,   software systems and specification, and pervasive computing. His research projects have included both fundamental research and software deliverables including an open source research compiler infrastructure for the Intel Itanium processor.