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Research and Teaching Interests: Embedded and intelligent time-critical systems, designing atomic-scale computers, and philosophy of science and engineering

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

Murat Tanik joined the UAB School of Engineering in 1998 as a professor. Prior to that he was an associate professor and the director of Electronic Enterprise Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the director of the Software Systems Engineering Institute (SSEI) at the University of Texas at Austin. He 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 Southern Methodist University (SMU).

Tanik is co-founder of the interdisciplinary and international Society for Design and Process Science. His publications include co-authoring six books, one research book, co-editing many collected works, and writing more than 100 journal papers, conference papers, book chapters, and reports funded by various government agencies and corporations. Under his direction, more than 25 Ph.D. dissertations and 20 M.S. theses have been completed.

Research Interests

Murat Tanik is developing first principle foundations of atomic-scale computer design and collaborating with scholars interested in convergence.

Select Publications

A list of publications can be found on ResearchGate.