UTCS Colloquium/Architecture-Luca Carloni/University of Columbia: "System-Level Design of Embedded Platform Architectures," ACES 2.302, Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 3:30 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Feb 23, 2010 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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Type of Talk: UTCS Collo

quium/Architecture

Speaker/Affiliation: Luca Carloni/University of
Columbia

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 3:30 p.m.

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is sponsored jointly by the
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BM.  CS/ECE host for this talk is Derek Chiou,
ECE professor.

Talk Title: System-Level Design of Embedded Platform Architectures<

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Talk Abstract:

The heterogeneous and distributed nature of man

y emerging classes of
embedded applications adds a new level of design
complexity requiring the
deployment of tightly-interactive, concurre

nt processes on networked
platform architectures.  While the des

ign of a single component is important,
the critical challenges in th

e realization of a system-on-chip or a
distributed embedded system lie
in the integration of the components.  In
addressing these chal

lenges we sustain that communication plays an
increasingly central rol

e both at design time and run time.  We present a
communication-

based system-level design methodology that simplifies the
integrated d

esign and validation of embedded platform architectures while
enabling
important properties like modularity, scalability, flexibility, and
reusability.  In particular, we argue how effective design space e

xploration
can be achieved through the decoupling of the design of the
computational
elements and the synthesis of the communication infrast

ructure.  For the latter
we present recent results on the design
and optimization of networks-on-chip.

Speaker Bio:

Luca Carlon

i is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia
University
in the City of New York.  He holds a Laurea Degree Summa cum Laudein Electronics Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, and
the
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sci

ences from
the University of California, Berkeley.  Luca receiv

ed the Faculty Early
Career Development (CAREER) Award from the Nation

al Science Foundation in
2006 and was selected as an Alfred P. Sloan R

esearch Fellow in 2008.  At
Berkeley Luca was the 2002 recipient
of the Demetri Angelakos Memorial
Achievement Award in recognition of
altruistic attitude towards fellow
graduate students.  His rese

arch interests include methodologies and tools
for multi-core system-o

n-chip platforms with emphasis on system-level design
and communicatio

n synthesis, design and optimization of networks-on-chip,
and distri

buted embedded systems design.  In these areas he has co-authored
over sixty-five papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. 
He is an
associate editor of the ACM Transactions in Embedded Computi

ng Systems and
currently serves as program co-chair of the Internation

al Conference on Embedded
Software (EMSOFT) and the International Symp

osium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS).