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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Naraig Manjikian, P.Eng.

Biography

Dr. Nariag Manjikian

Naraig Manjikian received his B.A.Sc. (Computer Engineering) in 1991 and his M.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) in 1992, both from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and he received his Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Toronto in 1997. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University.

From July 2004 to June 2006, he served as the Chair of Undergraduate Studies for the Computer Engineering program. From July 2006 to December 2006, he served as Acting Head of the Department. From January 2007 to April 2009, he served as Associate Head for Student and Alumni Relations.

His research interests include computer architecture, parallel processing, embedded systems, and applications of field-programmable logic.

He is a co-author with Z. Vranesic, C. Hamacher, and S. Zaky of the textbook Computer Organization and Embedded Systems (6th edition) from McGraw-Hill.

For the 2014-2015 academic session, he was selected by second-year Electrical Engineering students as a Professor of the Year in recognition of excellence in teaching. For the 2015-2016 academic session, he was similarly selected by third-year Electrical Engineering students and third-year Computer Engineering students as a Professor of the Year.

He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the IEEE Computer Society, and the American Society of Engineering Education.

Selected Publications

Naraig Manjikian, “Retargeting and Enhancing a Compact Multitasking Kernel for the Altera Nios II Processor,” accepted for the Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, to be held May 15-18, 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Naraig Manjikian, “Dynamic RAM-Based Programs and Tasks in the Freescale MQX Operating System,” Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 3-6, 2015, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ahmad Khayyat and Naraig Manjikian, “Analysis of Blocking and Scheduling for FPGA-Based Floating-Point Matrix Multiplication,” Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volume 37, Number 2, Spring 2014.

Tayler Sokalski and Naraig Manjikian, “Automatic Generation of Parallelized FFT Logic for Implementation in FPGA chips,” Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE 12th International New Circuits and Systems Conference, June 22-25, 2014, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.

Tayler Sokalski and Naraig Manjikian, “A Hardware Test Platform in Field-Programmable Logic for Parallelized Digital Signal Processing,” Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 5-8, 2013, Regina, Saskatchewan.

 Naraig Manjikian, Laszlo Katona, Alexander Ferdynus, Simon V. Chamlian, and Pavel Katkov, “Implementation and Performance Assessment of Linux Device Drivers for the ColdFire MCF54418 Microcontroller,” Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 5-8, 2013, Regina, Saskatchewan.

 Naraig Manjikian, Laszlo Katona, and Alexander Ferdynus, “A Graphical Software Tool with Integer Linear Programming for Microcontroller Input/Output Interface Selection Feasibility,” Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 5-8, 2013, Regina, Saskatchewan.

 Naraig Manjikian and Valerie Sugarman, “Custom Graphical Simulators for VHDL Logic Descriptions and the Altera Nios II Processor,” Proceedings of the 2013 Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Conference, June 17-20, 2013, Montreal, Quebec.

 Naraig Manjikian and Valerie Sugarman, “Multimedia Content and Laboratory Enhancements for Courses in Digital Systems and Computer Architecture,” Proceedings of the 2013 Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Conference, June 17-20, 2013, Montreal, Quebec.

Ahmad Khayyat and Naraig Manjikian, “Performance Optimization of a Data Transfer Controller for Parallel Matrix Multiplication in FPGAs,” Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, April 30 to May 2, 2012, Montreal, Quebec.

 Edin Kadric, Naraig Manjikian, and Zeljko Zilic, “An FPGA Implementation for a High-speed Optical Link with a PCIe Interface,” Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference, September 12-14, 2012, Niagara Falls, New York.

Teaching

  • ELEC 271 Digital Systems (2011 to present)
  • ELEC 274 Computer Architecture (2012 to present)
  • ELEC 371 Microprocessor Interfacing and Embedded Systems (1997 to present)
  • ELEC 470 Computer System Architecture (1999 to 2010)
  • ELEC 871 Shared-Memory Multiprocessor Systems (1998 to 2010)
  • APSC141 Personal Computers in Engineering (2008 to 2009)

Contact Information

Telephone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 75128
Fax: (613) 533-6615

E-mail: naraig.manjikian [at] queensu.ca