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 gate-level circuits automatically.


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Our students in the USI Programming Team scored in the 2017 TOP 6.6 percent in the SWERC Programming Context, and again in 2018 :)

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

Recent Publications

DAC2019: Ilaria Scarabottolo, Giovanni Ansaloni, George Constantinides, Laura Pozzi. Partition and Propagate: an Error Derivation Algorithm for the Design of Approximate Circuits, in Proceedings of the 56th Design Automation Conference (DAC). 2019. Pages 1-6.

ICCD2018: Lorenzo Ferretti, Giovanni Ansaloni, Laura Pozzi. Lattice-Traversing Design Space Exploration for High Level Synthesis, , in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD). 2018. Pages 210-2017.

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)