Keynote: "Digital design algorithms for emerging technologies"
As we approach the sunset of CMOS downscaling, new materials and emerging technologies are expected to play a major role in large
scale processing chips. Still their success depends on the availability of tools and methods for their design. In this perspective,
I will first present the landscape of emerging technologies, ranging from nanowires/nanotubes to flatronics and to superconducting
electronics. Then, I will focus on new methods for synthesis of integrated circuits based on majority algebra and I will conclude by
presenting results from experimental design tools.
Giovanni De Micheli is a research scientist in electronics and computer science. He is credited for the invention of the Network on Chip
design automation paradigm and for the creation of algorithms and design tools for Electronic Design Automation (EDA). He is Professor and
Director of the Integrated Systems Laboratory at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. Previously, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at
Stanford University. He was Director of the Electrical Engineering Institute (IEL) at EPFL from 2008 to 2019 and program leader of the
Swiss Federal Nano-Tera.ch program. 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).
Prof. De Micheli is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE, a member of the Academia Europaea and an International Honorary member of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences. His current research interests include several aspects of design technologies for integrated circuits and
systems, such as synthesis for emerging technologies. He is also interested in heterogeneous platform design including electrical
components and biosensors, as well as in data processing of biomedical information. He is author of: Synthesis and Optimization of Digital
Circuits, McGraw-Hill, 1994, co-author and/or co-editor of ten other books and of over 850 technical articles. His citation h-index is 98
according to Google Scholar. He is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of IMEC (Leuven, B) and STMicroelectronics.
Prof. De Micheli is the recipient of the 2020 IEEE/CEDA Richard Newton Technical Impact Award, the 2019 ACM/SIGDA Pioneering Achievement
Award, the 2016 EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2016 IEEE/CS Harry Goode award for seminal contributions to design and design tools
of Networks on Chips, the 2012 IEEE/CAS Mac Van Valkenburg award for contributions to theory, practice and experimentation in design
methods and tools and the 2003 IEEE Emanuel Piore Award for contributions to computer-aided synthesis of digital systems. He received
also the Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to the IEEE CAS Society in 2000, the D. Pederson Award for the best paper on
the IEEE Transactions on CAD/ICAS in 1987 and 2018, and several Best Paper Awards, including DAC (1983 and 1993), DATE (2005),
Nanoarch (2010 and 2012), and Mobihealth(2016).
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 (1997-2001). He has been
Chair of several conferences, including Memocode (2014) DATE (2010), pHealth (2006), VLSI SOC (2006), DAC (2000) and ICCD (1989).