The 1st ACM/IEEE International Symposium on

Networks-on-Chip

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Keynote:  May 8, 2007

Title: Design Technologies for Networks on Chips

Speaker: Giovanni De Micheli, EPFL

Abstract: Networks on Chips provide structured solutions for fast and low-power interconnect, but need to be adapted the the performance and physical design requirements of the host chip. Efficient and optimal design of such networks is an error-prone, tedious and time-consuming task. Thus, NoCs require design environments in which the network can be instantiated and tuned automatically, and where the designer steers the design by providing high level models of requirements and constraints. This talk will survey the state of the art in design automation for NoCs.

Bio: Giovanni De Micheli is Professor and Director of the Integrated Systems Centre at EPF Lausanne, Switzerland, and President of the Scientific Committee of CSEM, Neuchatel, Switzerland. Previously, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He holds a Nuclear Engineer degree (Politecnico di Milano, 1979), a M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (University of California at Berkeley, 1980 and 1983). His research interests include several aspects of design technologies for integrated circuits and systems, such as synthesis, hw/sw codesign and low-power design, as well as systems on heterogeneous platforms including electrical, optical, micromechanical and biological components. He is author of: Synthesis and Optimization of Digital Circuits, McGraw-Hill, 1994, co-author and/or co-editor of six other books and of over 300 technical articles . He is, or has been, member of the technical advisory board of several companies, including Magma Design Automation, Coware, Aplus Design Technologies, Ambit Design Systems and STMicroelectronics. Prof. De Micheli is the recipient of the 2003 IEEE Emanuel Piore Award for contributions to computer-aided synthesis of digital systems. He is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE. He received the Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to the IEEE CAS Society in 2000. He received the 1987 D. Pederson Award for the best paper on the IEEE Transactions on CAD/ICAS, two Best Paper Awards at the Design Automation Conference, in 1983 and in 1993, and a Best Paper Award at the DATE Conference in 2005. He has been serving IEEE in several capacities, namely: Division 1 Director (2008-9), co-founder and President Elect of the IEEE Council on EDA (2005-7), President of the IEEE CAS Society (2003), Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on CAD/ICAS (1987-2001). He was Program Chair of the pHealth and VLSI SOC conferences in 2006. He was the Program Chair and General Chair of the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in 1996-1997 and 2000 respectively. He was the Program and General Chair of the International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD) in 1988 and 1989 respectively. He is a founding member of the ALaRI institute at Universita' della Svizzera Italiana (USI), in Lugano, Switzerland, where he is currently scientific counselor.

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