CISTER Distinguished Seminar Series: Design of Future Integrated Systems: A Cyber-physical Systems Approach

CISTER Distinguished Seminar Series: Design of Future Integrated Systems: A Cyber-physical Systems Approach

Professor Radu Marculescu Speaker: Professor Radu Marculescu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Date: July 1, 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 14h30
Venue: Auditorium, CISTER, ISEP (Rua Alfredo Allen, 535, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal)


In this talk, we address some fundamental issues related to the modelling and optimization of power and performance of next generation of integrated systems while taking a cyber-physical approach. As such, the focus of the design methodology is not only on establishing a reliable communication infrastructure between the computational elements, but also on including time, communication, and feedback-based control as intrinsic components of the programming model; this goal allows us generalize the classical computational paradigm such that more direct interaction between the cyber-system and physical world becomes possible. Starting from these overarching ideas, we argue that the complex requirements for high-performance and low-power design, as well as reliable and safe operation of future integrated systems call for a truly multidisciplinary approach which brings together concepts and techniques from real-time computing and signal processing, multiprocessor architecture and OS design, as well as distributed and self-organized control.

Short bio:

Radu Marculescu is a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1998. He has received the Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions of Computer-Aided Design of Integrated circuits and Systems in 2012, the Best Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems in 2011 and 2005, as well as several best paper awards in major conferences in the area of design automation and multi-core design. Currently, Dr. Marculescu is the Editor-in-Chief of Foundations and Trends in Electronic Design Automation and an Associate Editor of Elsevier Journal of Nano Communication Networks. In the past, he was an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Computers, IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems, ACM Trans. on Embedded Computing Systems, and IEEE Trans. on VLSI. He has been involved in organizing several international symposia, conferences, workshops, and tutorials, as well as guest editor of special issues in archival journals and magazines. His research focuses on design methodologies and software tools for embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, and biological systems. Radu Marculescu is an IEEE Fellow.