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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute

Pilato Christian

Position Post-Doc
Institution ALaRI Institute / Universita della Svizzera italiana
Address Open space #7, 2nd floor ( Informatics Building), Via G. Buffi 13, CH-6904 Lugano
Phone +41586664318

Christian Pilato is currently a Post-Doc at the ALaRI institute, at Faculty of Informatics of USI – in Lugano, Switzerland.

He received the M.S degree in Computer Science Engineering, in 2007, and the Ph.D degree in Information Technology, in 2011, from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

His research interests include design methodologies and architectures for embedded systems, focusing on high-level synthesis, hardware/software co-design and design of reconfigurable architectures. He is a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.

The main interest of Christian Pilato's research is the development of methodologies and tools for the design and optimization of embedded systems equipped with dedicated hardware accelerators. In particular, the activity carried out in the last years spans over the following research lines: high-level synthesis and hardware/software co-design, and physical-level optimizations exploiting standard-cell library extensions  and design of energy-aware smart spaces.

Previous Research Projects:

  • PandA: a framework for hardware/software co-design.
  • FASTER (Facilitating Analysis and Synthesis Technologies for Effective Reconfiguration), EU FP7 Specific Targeted Research Projects (STREP), Contract no. 287804, local project leader: Donatella Sciuto
    Leader of Task 2.2: “Application task profiling and identification of reconfigurable cores”
  • Synaptic (SYNthesis using Advanced Process Technology Integrated in regular Cells, IPs, architectures, and design platforms), EU FP7 Specific Targeted Research Projects (STREP), Contract no. 248538, local project leader: Fabrizio Ferrandi
  • hArtes (Holistic Approach to Reconfigurable real Time Embedded Systems), EU FP6 Integrated Project