about me


Here is the list of projects to which I have contributed.

FP7-ICT-2009-4 248424 - MADNESS
The MADNESS (Methods for predictAble Design of heterogeNeous Embedded System with adaptivity and reliability Support) project aims at the definition of innovative system-level design methodologies for embedded systems, able to drive the optimal composition of an heterogeneous MPSoC architecture, according to the requirements and the features of a given target application field. The proposed methodologies will extend the classic concept of design space exploration, to cope with high heterogeneity, technology scaling, system reliability and multi-application demands.
The MADNESS consortium is composed by Universities (Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari, Universita' della Svizzera italiana, University of Amsterdam, University of Leiden), a large company (Infineon Technologies AG), an SME (Silicon Hive BV),  and a technology transfer centre (Informatik Centrum Dortmund e.V.).

Duration: 01/2010 - 03/2013
Funding: FP7 - STREP
Link: http://www.madnessproject.org

FP7-ICT-2007-1 216693 - MULTICUBE
The MULTICUBE (MULTI-objective design space exploration of MULTI-processor SoC architectures for embedded MULTImedia applications) project focuses on the definition of an automatic multi-objective Design Space Exploration (DSE) framework to be used to tune the System-on-Chip architecture for the target application evaluating a set of metrics (e.g. energy, latency, throughput, bandwidth, QoS, etc.) for the next generation embedded multimedia platforms.
The MULTICUBE consortium is composed by large companies (STMicroelectronics Italy and STMicroelectronics China), two european SMEs (DS2 and ESTECO), university research labs and institutes (Politecnico di Milano, IMEC, ALaRI, University of Cantabria, the Institute of Computing Technology - Chinese Academy of Sciences).

Duration: 01/2008 - 06/2010
Funding: FP7 - STREP
Link: http://www.multicube.eu

E:! MEDEA+ 2A708 - LoMoSA+
The LoMoSA+ (Low power expertise for Mobile & multi media System Applications) project aims at the creation of a low-power expertise for mobile and multimedia applications by initiating the development of a European low-power System-on-Chip (SoC) platform. It consists of an interacting combination of (architectural) models, design flows and methodologies, hardware design components, embedded software and test-benches. The project investigates low-power solutions for bus-controlled SoCs, but also covers the impact on power, scalability and performance of future multiprocessor SoC infrastructures based on novel on-chip communication solutions.
LoMoSA brings together world-class experts from the industry (NXP, STMicroelectronics, Thales, Thomson), university research labs and institutes (CEA-LETI, CEA-LIST, TIMA, ALaRI, University of Cantabria) and 1 SME's (DS2).
ALaRI activities are related to the definition of high-level metrics and methodologies to support the design of on-chip communication infrastructure in mobile systems.
In this project, I have taken part in the management and I have been in charge of the scientific activity related to the evaluation of the security aspects of NoC-based MPSoC architectures.

Duration: 01/2005 - 12/2008
Funding 1: KTI - The Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency - Project no. 7945.1 NMPP-NM (10/2005 - 09/2007)
Funding 2: Hasler Stiftung - Open Support Grant no. 08012 (08/2008 - 04/2009)
Link: http://www.alari.ch/lomosa/