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Murat Tanik, Ph.D.

Murat Tanik, Ph.D. Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BEC 261C
1150 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Telephone: 205 934-8442
Fax: 205 975-3337


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