I am a Professor in the Informatics Faculty at USI Lugano, Switzerland.

I am interested in the interaction between compiler and architecture design, particularly in the field of embedded systems.

My research efforts have mostly revolved around the automation of embedded processor customization, and the definition of innovative reconfigurable fabrics --- again both in terms of how to architect them, and how to compile onto them. Recently, I have also become interested in Approximate Computing, in particular in how to approximate generic gate-level circuits automatically..


Our students in the USI Programming Team scored in the TOP 6.6 percent in the SWERC Programming Context

Celebrating the International Women and Girls in Science Day at USI Informatics :)

Recent Publications

TCAD2018: Georgios Zacharopoulos, Lorenzo Ferretti, Emanuele Giaquinta, Giovanni Ansaloni, Laura Pozzi. RegionSeeker: Automatically Identifying and Selecting Accelerators from Application Source Code, in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. 2018. Link to paper.

DATE2018: Ilaria Scarabottolo, Giovanni Ansaloni, Laura Pozzi. Circuit Carving: A Methodology for the Design of Approximate Hardware Design, in Proceedings of the Automation and Test in Europe Conference. 2018. Pages 545-550. Link to paper.

TETC2018: Lorenzo Ferretti, Giovanni Ansaloni, Laura Pozzi Cluster-Based Heuristic for High Level Synthesis Design Space Exploration. in IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, 2018. Link to paper. Also presented at ICCD17 the International Conference on Computer Design 2017. Link to Software Release

TCSI2017: Loris Duch, Soumya Basu, Ruben Braojos, Giovanni Ansaloni, Laura Pozzi, David Atienza, HEAL-WEAR: An Ultra-Low Power Heterogeneous System for Bio-Signal Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems 64-I(9): 2448-2461 (2017)