Designing embedded systems for the new era of computing


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Date 24.09.2015
Hour 17:15
Speaker Prof. David Atienza Alonso
Category Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture
Inaugural Lecture
(Conference in English)

Abstract: The evolution of semiconductor process technologies has enabled the design of low cost, compact and high-performance embedded systems. These new embedded systems are computing platforms with multi-processor system-on-chip (MPSoC) architectures that can be deployed ubiquitously, and provide computing capacity for a better understanding of our environment in order to continue the progress at our society. However, the inherent resource-constrained nature of embedded systems, coupled with their increase of power and heat density, can result in degraded performance or a global energy crisis. Thus, I will address how we must change our current electronic design methodologies to conceive the next generation energy-efficient computing systems. This talk advocates for a system-level approach to synergistically design both hardware and software components, as well as capitalizing on a better understanding how living organisms operate, in order to embed more onboard intelligence and dramatically reduce the energy consumption of future computing systems.


-Introduction by Prof. Giovanni De Micheli, Head of the Integrated Systems Laboratory (LSI)
-Inaugural Lecture of David Atienza: "Designing embedded systems for the new era of computing"

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Bio: David Atienza is associate professor of EE and director of the Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL) at EPFL, Switzerland. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in computer science and engineering from UCM, Spain, and IMEC, Belgium, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. His research interests focus on system-level design methodologies for multi-processor Systems-on-Chip (MPSoC) architectures, including new thermal-aware design for 2D and 3D MPSoCs, low-power design methods for wireless body sensors, and memory management of embedded systems. In these fields, he is co-author of more than 200 publications in prestigious journals and international conferences, several book chapters and seven U.S. patents. He has earned several best paper awards at top venues in electronic design automation, and computing system engineering in these areas. He received the IEEE CEDA Early Career Award in 2013, the ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award in 2012 and a Faculty Award from Sun Labs at Oracle in 2011. He is a Distinguished Lecturer (2014-2015) of the IEEE CASS, and Senior Member of IEEE and ACM.

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  • Free


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