Noman Bashir

Postdoctoral Research Associate


A313, LGRC,

740 N Pleasant St,

Amherst, MA 01003

I am a Postdoctoral 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.


01/28/23 I will be chairing Ph.D. Symposiums/Forums at IEEE IC2E’23 and ACM BuildSys’23.
01/19/23 Serving as a reviewer for Climate Change AI’s Innovation Grants with a total award of more than USD 1.2M. Deadline to submit proposals is March 1, 2023.
01/18/23 I am serving as a program committee member at Climate Change AI workshop on Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning at ICLR’23. Please submit your papers.
01/15/23 I will be co-chairing ACM SIGEnergy WeCan’23 workshop. Workshop website is live at WeCan’23.
09/22/22 Our Ecovisor paper accepted to ASPLOS’23. Paper is availavle on arXiv.

selected publications

  1. 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
  2. ASPLOS ’23
    Ecovisor: A Virtual Energy System for Carbon-Efficient Applications
    Abel Souza, Noman Bashir, Jorge Murillo, and 4 more authors
    In ASPLOS ’23: The International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, 2023
  3. HotCarbon ’22
    Sustainable Computing - Without the Hot Air
    Noman Bashir, David E. Irwin, Prashant J. Shenoy, and 1 more author
    In HotCarbon ’22: Workshop on Sustainable Computer Systems Design and Implementation, 2022
  4. 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
  5. SC’20
    Waiting Game: Optimally Provisioning Fixed Resources for Cloud-enabled Schedulers
    Pradeep Ambati, Noman Bashir, David E. Irwin, and 1 more author
    In SC’20: International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2020