Noman Bashir

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


A313, LGRC,

740 N Pleasant St,

Amherst, MA 01003

I am a Research Associate at the Laboratory for Advanced System Software (LASS), University of Massachusetts Amherst, where I work with Prof. Prashant Shenoy. I did my PhD in Computer Engineering (2022) at the Sustainable Computing Lab, University of Massachusetts Amherst, where I was advised by Prof. David Irwin. My research focuses on decarbonizing societal infrastructure including datacenters, edge computing systems, and energy systems.

During my PhD, I worked as a Student Researcher in the Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing Team at Google Research, where I was mentored by Nan Deng and Krzysztof Rządca. Our work, published at EuroSys’21, represents the default resource overcommitment strategy across all of Google’s internal datacenters. I also worked at VMWare Research Group on Computing Sustainability Benchmarking.

Prior to joining UMass, I worked as a Research Assistant at the Advanced Communication Lab at LUMS, Pakistan, and Systems & Networks Research Lab at NUCES-NU, Pakistan. I did my MS in Energy Systems Engineering from Center for Advanced Studies in Energy at NUST, Pakistan. I did my BS in Electrical Engineering
at UET Lahore, Pakistan.


05/06/23 I will be giving a webinar on decarbonizing AI at Climate Change AI webinar series CCAI in July.
05/05/23 I am selected to attend New Energy Summer Summit’23, organized by The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society at Dartmouth from July 23, 2023 to July 26, 2023.
05/01/23 I will be co-chairing ACM SIGEnergy SODEC’23 (formerly WeCan) workshop. Workshop website is live at SODEC’23.
04/26/23 Three papers accepted to ACM e-Energy’23 (two full, one notes).

selected publications

  1. e-Energy’23
    Jointly Managing Electrical and Thermal Energy in Solar- and Battery-powered Computer Systems
    Noman Bashir, Yasra Chandio, David Irwin, and 3 more authors
    In e-Energy’23: ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, 2023
  2. e-Energy’23
    Equitable Network-Aware Decarbonization of Residential Heating at City Scale
    Adam Lechowicz, Noman Bashir, John Wamburu, and 2 more authors
    In e-Energy’23: ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, 2023
  3. ASPLOS ’23
    Ecovisor: A Virtual Energy System for Carbon-Efficient Applications
    Abel Souza, Noman Bashir, Jorge Murillo, and 4 more authors
    In ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), 2023
  4. HotCarbon ’22
    [workshop] Sustainable Computing - Without the Hot Air
    Noman Bashir, David Irwin, Prashant J. Shenoy, and 1 more author
    In HotCarbon ’22: Workshop on Sustainable Computer Systems Design and Implementation, 2022
  5. EuroSys ’21
    Take it to the Limit: Peak Prediction-driven Resource Overcommitment in datacenters
    Noman Bashir, Nan Deng, Krzysztof Rzadca, and 3 more authors
    In EuroSys ’21: European Conference on Computer Systems, 2021