Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Wallace R. Bunn Chair of Telecommunications



Murat Tanik 18



           Phone: (205) 934-8440

           Fax: (205) 975-3337


           Office: BEC 261C

             1150 10th Avenue South

             Birmingham, AL 35294


Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1978 

Dr. Tanik joined the UAB School of Engineering in 1998 as a professor. Prior to joining the UAB faculty, he was an associate professor and the director of Electronic Enterprise Engineering at NJIT and the director of Software Systems Engineering Institute (SSEI) at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the director and chief scientist of Process Sciences Laboratory, a think-tank of process-centered knowledge integration. Dr. Tanik has worked on related projects for NASA, Arthur A. Collins (developer of Apollo moon missions' tracking and communications systems), and ISSI. He was an associate professor and the director of the Software Systems Engineering Technology (SEK) research group at SMU. Dr. Tanik is co-founder of the interdisciplinary and international society, Society for Design and Process Science. His publications include co-authoring six books, co-editing eight collected works, and more than 100 journal papers, conference papers, book chapters, and reports funded by various government agencies and corporations. Under his direction, 15 Ph.D. dissertations and 20 M.S. theses have been completed.

Research Interests
Mathematical foundations of Quantum Electronics; Information theoretical foundations for software; Applications of the above fundamentals to engineering, medical, and biological problems.

Recent Publications 

  • Fan Xiong and Murat. M. Tanik, "An experiment on evolutionary circuit design using information theory," in Proc. IEEE Southeastcon 2011, Nashville, TN. March 2011, pp. 379-383.
  • Varadraj Gurupur and Murat. M. Tanik, A System for Building Clinical Research Applications using Semantic Web-Based Approach, Journal of Medical Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s10916-010-9445-8, DIO: 2010.
  • Varadraj P. Gurupur, Amit S. Kamdi, Tolga Tuncer, Murat. M. Tanik, and Murat N. Tanju,"Enhancing Medical Research Efficiency Using Concept Maps," in Software Tools and Algorithms for Biological Systems, Editor: Hamid R. Arabnia, Springer, 2010.
  • Rajani S Sadasivam , Gayathri Sundar , Laura K Vaughan , Murat. M. Tanik, and Donna K Arnett , Genetic region characterization (Gene RECQuest) - software to assist in identification and selection of candidate genes from genomic regions, BMC Research Notes, 2:201doi:10.1186/1756-0500-2-201; 2009.   
  • R.S. Sadasivam and Murat. M. Tanik, "Composite process-personalization with service-oriented architecture" in Handbook of Research In Mobile Business: Technical, Methodological And Social Perspectives, B. Unhelkar, Eds. IGI Global 2008.

Professional Activities     

  • SDPS executive board member, 1994-Present
  • President, Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS), 1999-2002
  • Area editor, Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, 1994-present                                                                      

  • EE 341 – Electromagnetics
  • EE 621/721 – Random Variables
  • EE 625/725 – Information Theory and Coding
  • EE 640/740 – Object Oriented Design
  • EE 650/750 – Software Engineering
  • EE 651/751 – Software Engineering Large Systems-I
  • EE 652/752 – Software Engineering Large Systems-II
  • EE 657– Enterprise Information Architecture Engineering