SAFARI Live Seminar: Christian Pilato, Nov 28 2022


Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar

Date: Monday, November 28 at 3:00 pm Zurich time (CET)
Speaker: Christian Pilato, Politecnico di Milano
Where: HG E 23 & Livestream on YouTube Link

Title: Modern trends in accelerator design with high-level synthesis

Abstract: Modern applications can benefit from the spatial parallelism offered by reconfigurable logic. While modern memory technologies can offer high bandwidth, designers must craft advanced communication and memory architectures for efficient data movement and on-chip storage. In addition, protecting data and intellectual property is becoming a primary concern in the design of specialized hardware.

Addressing these challenges requires an intelligent combination of compiler optimizations, high-level synthesis, and hardware design. In this talk, I will present challenges, solutions, and trends for generating FPGA accelerators with the use of high-level synthesis, focusing on both communication and security challenges.

Speaker Bio: Christian Pilato is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano. He was a Post-doc Research Scientist at Columbia University (2013-2016) and at the ALaRI Institute of the Università della Svizzera italiana (2016-2018). He was also a Visiting Researcher at New York University, Delft University of Technology, and Chalmers University of Technology. He has a Ph.D. in Information Technology from Politecnico di Milano (2011). His research interests focus on the design, optimization, and prototyping of heterogeneous system-on-chip architectures and reconfigurable systems, with emphasis on memory and security aspects. Starting from October 2020, he is the Scientific Coordinator of the H2020 EVEREST project. He served as program chair of EUC 2014 and ICCD 2022. He is currently serving in the program and organizing committees of many conferences on EDA, CAD, embedded systems, and reconfigurable architectures (DAC, ICCAD, DATE, CASES, FPL, ICCD, etc.) He is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, and a Member of HiPEAC.


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