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Prof. Ney Laert Vilar Calazans, PUCRS (Université pontificale catholique du Rio Grande do Sul) - Porto Alegre - Brazil

Theme: SSAMS project : Secure and Self-Aware Multicore Systems
Date: 22/05/2018 - 10:00, TIMA Laboratory - Room T312


Ney Laert Vilar Calazans received a PhD degree in Microelectronics in 1993, from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium, and Computer Science MSc and Electrical Engineering bachelor degrees from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, in 1988 and 1985, respectively. He is currently a Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). His research interests include non-synchronous circuit design and implementation, intrachip communication networks, and computer-aided design techniques and tools. Professor Calazans is a senior member of the IEEE, member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), and of the Brazilian Society of Microelectronics (SBMICRO). He has authored and/or co-authored around 200 publications on his research interest topics, including journal and conference papers, book chapters and a book. He has participated in more than 40 research projects with government or enterprise funding, coordinating around half of these. Those research actions brought to PUCRS the equivalent to around US$ 5-10million worth in research funding along the last 18 years. He is the current head of the undergraduate Computer Engineering course at PUCRS.


Current integrated circuit fabrication technologies enable aggregating hundreds of processing elements into a single physical device, the so-called multicore (manycore) systems. Manycore systems help meeting the high processing demands of current embedded applications, while maintaining energy efficiency during execution. Such systems increase performance by using multiple processors, integrating memories, dedicated hardware modules, and a communication infrastructure to interconnect system components, such as Networks-on-Chip (NoCs) or busses. Despite the greater complexity of NoC design, this communication infrastructure offers better scalability, performance and power when compared to busses. The Project SSAMS - Secure and Self-Aware Multicore Systems is a multinational research effort deemed to bring together the expertise of several researchers on multiple fields. The project fields relate to security, self awareness, multicores, and NoCs, as well as circuit design techniques for such electronic components and systems. The mix of research abstraction levels addressed by distinct research experts is expected to provide a cross-fertilization of ideas in several domains, contributing to the evolution of the state of the art in the involved multiple fields. This seminar conveys an overall idea of the project as well as on the various involved research fields and expert background.