10th International Forum on Embedded MPSoC and Multicore
June 28 - July 2 2010, Gifu city, Gifu, Japan
Naoki Nishi is a general manager at central research labs., NEC Corporation. He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in system engineering from Hiroshima University in 1982 and 1984, respectively. He joined NEC Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan, in 1984, where he was engaged in the architectural research and development on supercomputer, especially multiple and OoO instruction issue logic, parallel memory system, and highly parallel supercomputer with CMOS VLSI technology. Since 1996, he has been engaged in the research and development on low power multi-/Many-core architecture. Now, He is managing System IP-core Research Lab., NEC.
Mr. Kajimoto was received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in information science from Kyoto University in 1984 and 1986, respectively. He joined Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. ,that is, current Panasonic Corporation in 1986. Mr. Kajimoto is currently the director of System Engineering Center, Corporate R&D Domain, Panasonic Corporation and he is in charge of corporate level software strategy in various business fields such as device business and set business. Previously, he was one of chief software architect of “UniPhier” which is the system platform of consumer electronics hardware and software designed by Panasonic and which is applied a variety of consumer electronics such as DTV, DVD, Blu-ray, Cellular Phone, Security System and so on. And nowadays “UniPhier” is adopted by not only Panasonic’s products but by other company’s ones Mr. Kajimoto is representative of Panasonic Corporation in wide range of software technology field like Open Source Software, Process Improvement Technology and so on and he sits on board member of CE Linux Forum, Software Industry Committee of Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) etc.
Marco Cornero is in charge of Advanced Computing in ST-Ericsson CTO Office and 3G Multimedia Business Unit. He is coordinating the introduction of Symmetric Multi Processing in ST-Ericsson chipsets, and he is following the evaluations and evolution of other strategic software technologies, such as OpenCL and platform virtualization.
Before joining ST-Ericsson Marco was director of advanced software development tools in STMicroelectronics, working on several aspects of SoC programming, including static and just-in-time compilers, heterogeneous multi-processing programming models and tools, run-times and operating systems. Marco holds a Ph.D. and a Master degree in Computer Science, both from the University of Genova, Italy.
Jae Cheol Son
Dr. Jae Cheol Son is a Vice President at SoC Platform Development Team of Samsung Electronics, where he leads the high-performance low-power processor development. Prior to joining Samsung Electronics, he held various management and engineering positions at Sun Microsystems and Luminous Networks, where he focused on development of high-performance microprocessors and advanced ASIC products. He received B.S. degree from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, and M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, all in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include high-performance microprocessor and VLSI design, multimedia processing, and statistical signal processing. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Pieter J. Mosterman
Pieter J. Mosterman is a Senior Research Scientist at The MathWorks in Natick, MA where he works on core Simulink® simulation and code generation technologies and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Computer Science of McGill University. Before, he was a Research Associate at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen. He has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente, Netherlands. His primary research interests are in Computer Automated Multiparadigm Modeling (CAMPAM) with principal applications in design automation, training systems, and fault detection, isolation, and reconfiguration. He designed the Electronics Laboratory Simulator, nominated for The Computerworld Smithsonian Award by Microsoft Corporation in 1994. In 2003, he was awarded the IMechE Donald Julius Groen Prize for a paper on HYBRSIM, a hybrid bond graph modeling and simulation environment.
Sebastian Steibl is the Director of Intel Labs Braunschweig in Germany. Sebastian leads a team of researchers and engineers in developing technologies ranging from the next generation Intel CPU architectures, high bandwidth memory and memory architectures to emulation and FPGA many-core prototyping methodology. He co-led the design of Intel's Single Chip Cloud Computer, a concept microprocessor aimed at enabling research in the area of parallel programming and tera-scale computing. Sebastian joined Intel in 2000 through an acquisition and has more than 20 years of experience in computer architecture and silicon design. Prior to becoming the Director of Intel Labs Braunschweig, he worked in various engineering management positions inside and outside of Intel, owning multiple successful product designs in Optical Networking space. Sebastian has a Dipl.-Ing. degree from Technical University of Braunschweig.
Yuichi Nakamura received his B.E. degree in information engineering and M.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He received his D.E. from the Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University, in 2007. He is currently a senior principal researcher at System IP Core Research Labs., NEC Corp. He is also a guest professor of National Institute of Informatics.
Takashi Miyamori received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. In 1987, he joined Toshiba Corporation, where he was engaged in the research and development of microprocessors. He is currently a Chief Specialist and working on the development of configurable processor cores, media processors, image singal processing processors, and multi-core processors.
He received the Ph.D. degree in EE from the University of Tokyo. From 1982 to 2000 he was with Toshiba Corporation, where he designed CMOS/BiCMOS/ECL SRAMs, ASICs, ASSPs. From 1988 to 1990, he was a Visiting Scholar with the University of California, Berkeley, where he conducted research in the field of VLSI CAD. He invented a Variable Threshold-voltage CMOS technology and a Variable Supply-voltage scheme in 1996. In 2000, he moved to the Keio University, and he has been a professor since 2002. He is a Visiting MacKay Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include low-power, high-speed CMOS design for wireless and wireline communications, human computer interactions, and ubiquitous electronics. He has published more than 200 technical publications including 60 invited papers and 21 books/chapters, and filed more than 100 patents. He served as a conference chair and a TPC member of IEEE conferences such as Symp. on VLSI Circuits, CICC, A-SSCC, DAC, ASP-DAC, ICCAD, ISLPED. He is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer, and an elected AdCom member.
Kunio Uchiyama, Chief Scientist & Corporate Officer of Hitachi, Ltd., received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since 1978 he has been working for the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, on design automations, mainframse, cache memories, and microprocessors. From 1985 to 1986 he was a visiting researcher at the Department of Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University. He also serves as a visiting professor of Waseda University. He got the Ichimura-award, R&D100, the chief officer's award of Japanese Science and Technology agency, and the national Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2004 respectively.
Takahisa SUZUKI has received the M.E. degrees in computer science from Waseda University, and joined Fujitsu Laboratories LTD in 2004. Currently he is working for a SMP operating system on mobile phone system and attending SMP Working Group of Symbian Foundation as a R&D leader of Fujitsu.
Yasuhiro Tawara is a senior engineer at Renesas Technology Corp. and currently leading development of multicore operating systems. He received BS degree in Mathematics from Waseda University and joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1989. He designed an optimizing compiler and a part of the SuperH RISC engine in Hitachi, Ltd.. He received MS degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1996. After that, he engaged in development of integrated design environments and compilers in Hitachi, Ltd.. He joined Renesas Technology Corp. in 2003 when it was spun out of both Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and Hitachi, Ltd.. He has been engaged in performance evaluation of processors, system level verification and multicore operating system development. His current interests are multicore operating systems, load balancing algorithm, low-power system design, and many-core architecture.
Dr. Yukoh Matsumoto is the chief architect, and president and CEO of TOPS Systems Corp. Currently, he leads “3D stacked heterogeneous Multi-Processor chip project” funded by NEDO, as well as “Ultra-Android project”, embedded software platform to utilize heterogeneous Multi-Core processors, sponsored by METI. In his 24 years of carrier, he has architected and designed over 10 advanced Multi-Core processors, x86 microprocessors, and DSPs. He received the Takeda Techno-Entrepreneurship Award in 2001. Prior to TOPS Systems, he co-founded TOPS Corp. in 1997 and has held several positions within Texas Instruments Research and Development organization. He received the Dr. of Information Sciences (the Ph.D.) degree from the Graduate School of Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 2007 and participated in the MOT (Management of Technology) program at the Graduate School of Engineering in Tokyo University from 2004 through 2005.
Zhiyi Yu received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2007. Dr. Yu is currently an Associate Professor with the State Key Laboratory of ASIC & System, Microelectronics Department, Fudan University, China. His research interests include digital VLSI design and computer architecture, with an emphasis on multi-core and many-core processors. From 2007 to 2008, he was with IntellaSys Corporation, CA, USA, where he participated in the design of the many-core SEAForth chips which utilize stack-based processors with extremely small area and low power consumption. When in UC Davis, he was a key designer of the 36-core Asynchronous Array of simple Processors (AsAP) chip, and one of the designers of the 167-core second generation computational array chip. He serves as a member of the Technical Program sub-Committee of the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (ASSCC) in 2009, and a member of the TPC of the IEEE I
nternational Conference on ASIC in 2009.
Youn-Long Lin is a Tsing Hua chair professor of computer science of National Tsing Hua University. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, U.S.A. in 1987. He co-found Global UniChip Corp. His research interest includes physical design and high level synthesis of VLSI and VLSI design of video codec.
Hsien-Hsin Sean Lee
Dr. Hsien-Hsin S. Lee is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His main research interests include computer architecture, low-power VLSI, cyber security, and the emerging 3D integration technology. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2002, he spent 6 years as a senior processor architect and a researcher at Intel Corporation designing Pentium III processor and performed research for Itanium architecture and one year at Agere Systems as an architecture manager for their StarCore DSP. Dr. Lee’s received the Horace H. Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award from the University of Michigan, an NSF CAREER Award, a Department of Energy Early CAREER Award, and the Georgia Tech ECE Outstanding Jr. Faculty Award. He had co-authored 3 papers that won Best Paper Awards and holds 4 U.S. patents. He is a senior member of both the ACM and the IEEE.
Kees Vissers graduated from Delft University in the Netherlands. He worked at Philips Research in the Netherlands and the USA. His research included VLIW processors, reconfigurable architectures, HDTV signal processing, and Hardware Software Co-design. He worked as a visiting industrial Fellow at CMU and UC Berkeley. He worked at two startups, consulted for Nvidia and Xilinx, and has worked at Xilinx Labs for 5 years. He heads the team on advanced architectures and programming models for FPGAs and processors.
David Kleidermacher is Chief Technology Officer at Green Hills Software where is responsible for technology strategy, platform planning, and solutions design. Kleidermacher is a leading authority in systems software and security, including secure operating systems and virtualization technology. Kleidermacher earned his bachelor of science in computer science from Cornell University and is an active writer and speaker on technology subjects. He has been with Green Hills Software since 1991.
Martin Schoeberl is associate professor at the Technical University of Denmark, at the Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modelling. His research focus is on time-predictable computer architectures and on Java for hard real-time systems. He developed the time-predictable Java processor JOP and led the research on a time-predictable chip-multiprocessor version of JOP. This platform was developed within the EU project JEOPARD (Java Environment for Parallel Realtime Development). His current research focus is on time-predictable computer architectures for hard real-time systems.
Ian O'Connor (IEEE S'95-M'98-SM'07, IEE S'87-M'98) is Professor for Heterogeneous and Nanoelectronics Systems Design in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Control Engineering at Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France. He is currently head of the Heterogeneous Systems Design group at the Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, of which he is also one of the vice-directors. Since 2008, he also holds a position of Adjunct Professor at Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. His research interests include design methods and tools for physically heterogeneous systems on chip, and their application to novel system architectures based on non-conventional devices. He has authored or co-authored around 100 book chapters, journal publications and conference papers and has been workpackage leader or scientific coordinator for several national and european projects. He also serves as an expert with the french Observatory for Micro and Nano Technologies (OMNT).
Dr. Emil Matus is senior scientist at Vodafone Chair Mobile Communication Systems where he is leading modem design group. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Technology in Kosice (Slovakia). Prior to joining Vodafone chair in 2003 he was research associate at University of Technology in Kosice, visiting scientist at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and visiting scientist at UPC Barcelona focused on wavelet transform and image compression research. His current research interests include algorithms and programmable architectures for baseband signal processing.
Martti Forsell received M.Sc., Ph.Lic., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from University of Joensuu, Finland in 1991, 1994, and 1997, respectively. He has acted as a lecturer, researcher, and acting professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Joensuu. Currently he is a Chief Research Scientist at VTT, Oulu, Finland, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Oulu. Dr. Forsell has a long background in parallel and sequential computer architecture and parallel computing research. He is the inventor of the first scalable high-performance CMP architecture armed with an easy-to-use general-purpose parallel application development scheme (consisting of a computational model, programming language, experimental optimizing compiler, and simulation tools) exploiting the PRAM-model, as well as a number of other TLP and ILP architectures for general purpose computing and digital signal processing, architectural techniques and development methodologies and tools. He is a co-organizer of the Highly Parallel Processing on a Chip (HPPC) workshop series. His current research interests are processor and computer architectures, chip multiprocessors, multiprocessor systems-on-chip, networks on chip, models of parallel computing, functionality mapping techniques, parallel languages, compilers, simulators, and performance, silicon area and power consumption modeling. He has published 75 scientific publications and participated to various research and development projects in cooperation with academia and industry.
Rudy Lauwereins is vice president of imec, which performs world-leading research and delivers industry-relevant technology solutions through global partnerships in nano-electronics, ICT, healthcare and energy. He is responsible for imec's Smart Systems Technology Office, covering energy efficient green radios, vision systems, (bio)medical and lifestyle electronics as well as wireless autonomous transducer systems and large area organic electronics. He is also a part-time Full Professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, where he teaches Computer Architectures in the Master of Science in Electrotechnical Engineering program, and a director of the Institute
for BroadBand Technologies (IBBT). Before joining imec in 2001, he held a tenure Professorship in the Faculty of Engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven since 1993. He had obtained a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1989. Rudy Lauwereins served in numerous international program committees and organizational committees, and gave many invited and keynote speeches. He was the general chair of the DATE conference (Design, design Automation and Test in Europe) in 2007. He is a senior member of the IEEE. Professor Lauwereins has authored and co-authored more than 350 publications in international journals, books and conference proceedings.
Kees van Berkel
Kees van Berkel:
• received an M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in EE from the Delft University of Technology in 1980 and a PhD degree in CS from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, 1992);
• is fellow at ST-Ericsson; previously fellow at Philips Research, NXP Research, and ST-NXP Wireless;
• is a part-time professor in Computing Science at the TU/e since 1996;
• published about 50 papers, about 25 patent (applications);
• pioneered asynchronous VLSI during the 90’s, published a book on Handshake Circuits, and contributed to their industrial application;
• co-architected the EVP, a vector DSP for modem and SDR applications, currently in production
• currently researches software defined radio, digital wireless communication, multi-core architectures, vector processors, and low power.
Tuomas Jarvinen completed his M.Sc. and Dr. Tech. degrees year 2000 and 2004 from Tampere University of Technology, Finland. His research involved digital signal processing algoritms and their systematic computation structures. The results have been publiced in several international conference and journal articles. At the beginning of year 2006 he joined Nokia Technology Platforms where he worked in various roles in digital SoC design projects. Since 2008 he has been working in ST Microelectronics and ST-Ericsson designing e.g. U8500 platform. Currently he work as a SoC architect concentrating on power analysis and optimization.
Sri Parameswaran is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. He also serves as the Program Director for Computer Engineering. His research interests are in System Level Synthesis, Low power systems, High Level Systems and Network on Chips. He serves on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, the Eurasip Journal on Embedded Systems and the Design Automation of Embedded Systems. He has served on the Program Committees of Design Automation Conference (DAC), Design and Test in Europe (DATE), the International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), the International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES-ISSS), and the International Conference on Compilers, Architectures and Synthesis for Embedded Systems (CASES).
Chong-Min Kyung received B.S. in EE from Seoul National University in 1975, M.S. and Ph.D. in EE from KAIST in 1977 and 1981, respectively. From 1981 to 1982, he worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill. Since he joined KAIST in 1983, he has been working on CAD algorithms, 3-D graphics, and System-on-a-Chip design and verification methodology, development of various RISC/CISC microprocessors, VLIW and reconfigurable DSP cores. His current research includes system-level low-power design, electrical/thermal co-design in 3D IC, architectures of H.264 video CODEC and rate-distortion-power optimization. He is founding Director of the IDEC(Integrated Circuit Design Education Center) since 1995, Director of SoCium, and President of Sharing and Technologies, Inc. He served as General Chair in the Korean Semiconductor Conference 2002, ISOCC 2004, A-SSCC 2007, and ASP_DAC 2008. He received the Most Excellent Design Award, and Special Feature Award in the University Design Contest in the ASP-DAC 1997 and 1998, respectively. He received the Best Paper Awards in the 36th DAC held in New Orleans, LA, the 10th ICSPAT, Orlando, FL, in September 1999, and the 1999 ICCD Austin, TX. In 2000, he received National Medal from Korean government for his contribution to research and education in IC design. He is a member of National Academy of Engineering Korea, and Korean Academy of Science and Technology. He is IEEE fellow and Hynix Chair Professor at KAIST.
Guy Bois is professor at the Department of Computer and Software Engineering of École Polytechnique de Montréal. His research interests include Electronic System Level (ESL), more precisely virtual platforms, architectural exploration, cosynthesis and functional verification. He is also cofounder of Space Codesign Systems Inc. Dr. Bois received his bachelor and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Montreal. He is also engineer.
El Mostapha Aboulhamid
El Mostapha Aboulhamid is active in modeling, synthesis and verification in hardware systems. He obtained an Engineering degree from ENSIMAG, France in 1974 and a Ph.D. from Montreal University in 1984. He is currently professor at Universite de Montreal. His current interests are in system level modeling, formal verification techniques at higher level and formal refinement of hardware/software systems.
Jan Madsen is Professor in computer-based systems at DTU Informatics at the Technical University of Denmark (2002- ), where he is currently heading the section on Embedded Systems Engineering. He is the leader of the Hardware Platforms and Multiprocessor System-on-Chip Cluster within the EU/IST Network of Excellence ArtistDesign and member of the Strategic Management Board of ArtistDesign. He is senior member of IEEE and is currently serving as Vice Chair of IEEE Denmark Section.
His research interests are related to design of embedded computer systems. In particular system-level modeling and analysis of multiprocessor systems, including RTOS modeling and hardware/software codesign. He is generally interested in design methodologies (including CAD tools) and implementations of embedded systems, covering areas of wireless sensor networks and biochips. He has published more than 100 publications in international journals and conferences as well as co-authored 9 book chapters and 4 edited books. Jan Madsen is the lead delegate for Denmark in the Governing Board of the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking, a new pan-European research initiative for
public-private partnership in Embedded Systems. He is on the steering committee of InfinIT, a national innovation network on ICT, where he is coordinating the strategic focus area on Embedded Systems. He is site leader in SYSMODEL (funded by ARTEMIS JU) and activity leader of Execution Platforms and Chairman of the Steering Board of DaNES (funded by the Danish Advanced Technology Foundation). He is serving on the panel of Computer Science in the Swedish National Research Council in 2007 and 2009. He is Program Chair of CODES+ISSS¹11 and has been Program Chair of DATE¹07 and CODES¹00, and General Chair of CODES¹01. He is member of the steering committee of the CODES+ISSS (ESWEEK). He is or has served on many program committees, including SIES, ARC, NOCS, LCTES, DAC, CODES+ISSS, ISSS, CODES, RTSS, DATE, and PARC.
Raphaël David is in charge of the Multi-core architectures design team at the CEA LIST. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering for having designed the DART reconfigurable processor, from the University of Rennes I, France, in 2003. He has joined the CEA LIST in a post-doctoral position to study reconfigurable architectures benefits to reduce power consumption of embedded systems. Since 2004 he has proposed dynamic execution models for programmable and reconfigurable multi- and many-cores systems to support variable execution conditions, either coming from technology or data-dependant applications. He is now in charge of the MPSOC design team in the Embedded Computing Lab of the CEA LIST and explores the architectures design space to support such advanced execution models. He is also involved in the implementation of dynamically reconfigurable processors for image processing and low power design.
Dr. Ahmed Jerraya is Director of Strategic Design Programs at CEA/LETI France. He served as General Chair for the Conference DATE in 2001, Co-founded MPSoC Forum (Multiprocessor system on chip) and served as the organization chair of ESWEEK2009. He supervised 51 PhD, co-authored 8 Books and published more than 250 papers in International Conferences and Journals.
Frédéric Pétrot received the PhD degree in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Paris, France, in 1994, where has been Assistant Professor in Computer Science until September 2004. From 1989 to 1996, F. Pétrot was one of the main contributors of the open source Alliance VLSI CAD system whose working team received the French Seymour Cray award in 1994. Since 1996, he headed the work on the definition and implementation of the Disydent environment, oriented toward the
specification and implementation of multiprocessor SoCs. He joined TIMA in September 2004, and holds a professer position at the Ensimag, Institut Polytechique de Grenoble, France. Since 2007, he heads the System Level Synthesis group of TIMA, where his main focus is the architectural enhancement of MPSoCs and their programming.
Marcello Coppola received the Master degree in Computer Science from Pisa University, in 1992. Previously, he was with the Transputer architecture group at INMOS (UK) working on the architecture of the C104 router. He is now an R&D Director of STMicroelectronics. He introduced the NoC at ST and ST Ericsson and he is responsible of Spidergon STNoC program; managing architecture, design, prototyping and modeling teams. Moreover, he is coordinating several world-wide university and European research programs. His research interests include design methodologies for system-on-chip, with particular emphasis to network-on-chip, multicore and many-core architectures, parallel programming and system level design. He has published several research articles in various books and journals. He was a member of the OSCI language working group contributing towards SystemC2.0 definition and OSCI standardization. He was an early introduced of SystemC in ST.
Omar Hammami is a Professor at ENSTA/DGA since 2000. Prior to that he was Assistant Professor from 1991 to 1993 with ENSEEIH, Toulouse, and Associate Professor with the University of Aizu, Japan, from 1993 to 2000. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science and electrical engineering from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse and has since worked in the field of circuits, system level design methodologies, embedded parallel architectures, and system on chip (SOC) for multimedia and wireless communications. His current interest is in complex systems design and systems engineering. He has been involved in numerous international and national research and industrial projects in those areas, and has been funded by various government and funding agencies. He is a regular reviewer for various journals (IEEE, EURASIP, etc.) and conferences as Program Committee Member.
Norbert holds the chair for Microlectronic System Design in the department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Kaiserslautern. He has more than 200 publications in various fields of microelectronic system design and holds several patents. He is chairman of the European Design Automation Association, Chairman of the Research Center “Ambient Systems” at TU Kaiserslautern, associate editor of various journals and member of several scientific advisory boards. In 2003 he served as program chair for DATE 2003 and as general chair for DATE 2005 respectively. His special research interests are VLSI-architectures for mobile communication, forward error correction techniques, low-power, advanced SoC architectures and reliability issues in SoC.
Rolf Ernst received a diploma in CS and a Dr.-Ing. in EE from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 81 and 87. From 88 to 89, he was with Bell Laboratories, Allentown, PA. Since 90, he has been a professor of electrical engineering at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, where he chairs a university institute of 65 researchers and staff. He was Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1999 to 2001. His research activities include embedded system design and design automation. The activities are currently supported by the German "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" (corresponds to the NSF), by the German BMBF, by the European Union, and by industrial contracts, such as from Intel, Thomson, EADS, Ford, Bosch, and Volkswagen. He gave numerous invited presentations and tutorials at major international events and contributed to seminars and summer schools in the areas of hardware/software co-design, embedded system architectures, system modeling and verification. He is an IEEE Fellow and served as an ACM-SIGDA Distinguished Lecturer. He is a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering, acatech.
Lars Bauer received his MSc (Dipl.-Inform.) and PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in Computer Sciences from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 2004 and 2009 respectively. His main research interests are extensible processors and reconfigurable computing systems with a focus on dynamically varying run-time situations and concepts that allow systems to adapt to changing requirements. He received the DATE'08 best paper award and a HiPEAC paper award (for DAC'08 paper) for his work on adaptive reconfigurable
processors. He is currently working as a PostDoc at the Chair for Embedded Systems (CES) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Benjamin Carrion Schafer
Benjamin Carrion Schafer received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, the M.Sc. degree in microelectronics from Birmingham City University, Birmingham, U.K., and FH-Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Computer Science Department, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), from 2003 to 2004.He was a Visiting Researcher at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, from 2005 to 2007 at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Currently, he works as an Assistant Manager at NEC Corporation's R&D Central Laboratories, EDA Center, Kawasaki, Japan. He served on the TPC of CASES 2006, as a committee member at the RECONFIG conference and currently seves as TPC at DAC's user track.
Tsuyoshi Isshiki has received B.E. and M.E. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1990 and 1992, respectively, and received PhD in Computer Engineering from University of California at Santa Cruz in 1996. He is currently an Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dept. of Communications and Integrated Systems. His research interests include multimedia SoC designs, Multiprocessor SoC design methodology and its design tools.
Koichiro YAMASHITA has received the M.E. degrees in computer science from Waseda University, and joined Fujitsu LTD in 1995. He had worked for parallel operating system on the vector-parallel super computing system (VPP series) for 5 years, and moved to electric device group (EDG) of Fujitsu LTD in 2001. In 2006, he moved to Fujitsu Laboratories. In 2009, he works as manager of mobile phone BU of Fujitsu LTD and senior researcher of platform technology labs of Fujitsu Laboratories concurrently. In 2009, he assumed the position of the chairman of SMP Working Group of Symbian Foundation.
Dr. Sungjoo Yoo received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. at Seoul National University, Korea, in 1992, 1995, and 2000, respectively. He worked at TIMA laboratory, Grenoble, France from 2000 to 2004 and worked as principal engineer at System LSI Division, Samsung Electronics from 2004 to 2008. He joined POSTECH (Pohang university of science and technology) in August 2008. His current research interests include memory hierarchy and network-on-chip for many-core SoC, low power design based on runtime-distribution and temperature-aware DVFS, and power efficiency/performance/reliability improvement of solid state disk.
Kiyoung Choi is a professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University. He received B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Seoul National University in 1978 and M.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from KAIST in 1980. He received Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1989. He worked for Cadence Design Systems from 1989 to 1991. His research interests are in computer architecture, embedded systems design, low power design, and design automation.
Ph. D. Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, California, in 1987 “Defect Detection and Classification for VLSI Pattern Inspection”, M. S. Electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1978, B. S. Electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1976.
Kees Goossens received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 1993 on hardware verification using embeddings of formal semantics of hardware description languages in proof systems. He worked for Philips/NXP Research from 1995 to 2010 on networks on chip for consumer electronics, where real-time performance and low cost are major constraints. He was part-time full professor at the Delft university of technology from 2007 to 2010, and is currently full professor at the Eindhoven university of technology, where his research focusses on composable (virtualised), predictable (real-time), low-power embedded systems.
Pieter van der Wolf
Pieter van der Wolf is a Senior Principal Scientist at Virage Logic since November 2009. Previously he was a Senior Principal Scientist and Technology Competence Manager at NXP Semiconductors, which was spun out of Philips Electronics in 2006. Before that Pieter worked for 10 years at Philips Research. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. His main interests are SoC architectures and SoC design methodologies.
David Atienza received his MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain, and Inter-University Micro-Electronics Center (IMEC), Belgium, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. Currently, he is Professor and Director of the Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL) at EPFL, Switzerland, and Adjunct Professor at the Computer Architecture and Automation Department of UCM. Additionally, he is Scientific Counselor of long-time research of IMEC Nederland (IMEC-NL), Holst Centre, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. His research interests focus on design methodologies for high-performance embedded systems and Systems-on-Chip (SoC), including new thermal management techniques for 2D/3D Multi-Processor SoCs, dynamic memory management and memory hierarchy optimizations for embedded systems, novel architectures for logic and memories in forthcoming nano-scale electronics and 3D integrated circuits, as well as Networks-on-Chip design. In these fields, he is co-author of more than 100 publications in prestigious journals and international conferences. He has received a Best Paper Award at the IEEE/IFIP VLSI-SoC 2009 Conference and two Best Paper Award Nominations at the ICCAD 2006 and DAC 2005 conferences. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on CAD (in the area of System-Level Design), IEEE Letters on Embedded Systems and Elsevier Integration: The VLSI Journal. He is also an elected member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Council of Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) since 2008 and an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) since 2010.
Jenq Kuen Lee received the B.S. degree in computer science from National Taiwan University in 1984. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Indiana University in 1992, where he also received a M.S. (1991) in computer science. He is now a professor in the Department of Computer Science at National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, where he joined the department in 1992. He has also been a director for MOE ESW (embedded system software) consortium, Taiwan since 2008. He was a key member of the team who developed the first version of the pC++ language and SIGMA system while at Indiana University. He was also a recipient of the most original paper award in ICPP '97 with the paper entitled "Data Distribution Analysis and Optimization for Pointer-Based Distributed Programs". In 2005, he led a MOEA research team to develop compilers for PAC VLIW DSP processors with distributed register files. In addition, his research team won the design contest awards (golden award) in the embedded system software track of Taiwan MOE ESW design contest both in 2007 and 2008. He is also a recipient of Google Research Award 2009. His research interests are in optimizing compilers, compilers for low-power, embedded compilers, and middleware designs for embedded multi-core systems.
John joined ARM in February 2002 and took responsibility for their platform architecture. Today he has responsibility for the application processor’s technology roadmap including the definition and market development of the ARM MPCore multicore processor technology now realized in both the ARM11 MPCore and the Cortex-A9 MPCore. Prior to working at ARM, he specialized in enterprise software having worked for Microsoft for 5 years, firstly as Group Program Manager in the Exchange Server group and latterly as the manager of a team developing mobile phones software. Graduating from the University of York with a BSc in Computer Science, John has over 20 years experience of realizing new technologies in the engineering industry.
Dr. Chris Rowen is the founder, chief technical officer, and a member of the board of directors of Tensilica, Inc. He founded Tensilica in July 1997 to develop automatic generation of application-specific microprocessors for high-volume communication and consumer systems. He was a pioneer in the development of RISC architecture at Stanford in the early 1980s and helped start MIPS Computer Systems Inc. in 1984, where he serves in a variety of functions including as vice president for microprocessor development and as the manager for MIPS' European operations. When Silicon Graphics purchased MIPS, he became the technology and market development leader for Silicon Graphics Europe. In 1996, he was hired by Synopsys to be vice president and general manager of the Design Reuse Group. This experience helped him realize the limitations of current microprocessors for embedded design, which led him to the founding of Tensilica. He received a B.A. in physics from Harvard University and M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is well known as a speaker on complex technology and business issues, has authored the book, "Engineering the Complex SOC" (published by Prentice Hall in 2004) and numerous technical articles and conference papers, and he holds over two dozen US and international patents.
Yuan Xie is Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering department at the Pennsylvania State University. He received Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University. Before joining Penn State, he was with IBM Microelectronic Division. he has published 120+ journal papers and conference papers in the area of EDA, Architecture and VLSI circuit designs. He was a recipient of the SRC Inventor Recognition Award in 2002, He was a recipient of NSF CAREER award in 2006, IBM Faculty Award in 2008. He also received a few Best Paper Award and Best Paper Award Nominations in a few prestigious conferences. He is currently Associate Editor of IEEE TVLSI, IEEE TCAD, IEEE Design & Test of Computers, ACM Journal of Emerging Technologies, and IET Computers and Digital Techniques. He is also ACM Distinguished Speaker.
K. Charles Janac
K. Charles Janac is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arteris Holdings. Arteris has pioneered the market for Network on Chip (NoC) interconnect IP and Tools for on-chip communications in complex semiconductor chips. The Company has facilities in San Jose, California and Paris, France. Charlie has over 20 years experience building technology companies. He started his technology career as employee number two of Cadence Design Systems (originally SDA Inc.), a NYSE traded company. Subsequently, he served as CEO of HLD Systems, Smart Machines and Nanomix. Charlie also served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Infinity Capital, an early stage venture capital firm in Palo Alto, California and has worked for Exxon Chemical Company in technical and sales positions. Born in Prague, Czech Republic, he holds both a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Organic Chemistry from Tufts University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds a patent in polymer film technology. Charlie, his wife Lydia, and their two children reside in Los Altos Hills, California.
Vijaykrishnan Narayanan is a Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering department at The Pennsylvania State University with research interests in the areas of power-aware and reliable systems, embedded systems, reconfigurable architectures, nano-architectures and computer architecture.
Joachim Kunkel is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Solutions Group of Synopsys. He is responsible for Synopsys' DesignWare(r) Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP), System-Level Solutions, and FPGA Tools and Prototyping business. Previously, Mr. Kunkel served in a number of senior positions at Synopsys, including Vice President of Engineering of the Solutions Group from August 2003 to September 2006, Vice President of Marketing of the IP and Design Services Business Unit from May 2002 to August 2003, and Vice President and General Manager of the System-Level Design Business Unit from October 1998 to May 2002. From April 1994 to October 1998, he served as the Director of Engineering for Synopsys' System-Level Design products. Prior to joining Synopsys in 1994, Mr. Kunkel was a managing director of CADIS GmbH, a company he had co-founded in 1989 in Aachen, Germany, focused on the development of system-level design tools for digital signal processing and providing specialized design services for digital wireless communication systems.
Dr. Suzanne Lesecq received the PhD in Process Control from the Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, in 1997. She joined the University of Grenoble, France in 1998 where she has been appointed as Associate-Professor from 1998 to 2006 and full-time Professor from 2006 to 2009. She joined CEA-LETI in mid-2009. Her topics of interest are Control Theory applied to MPSoC and control, estimation and diagnosis of systems through a network.