Giovanni Ansaloni


About Me

Current occupation:

       Post-doctoral researcher

       Faculty of Informatics

       Università della Svizzera Italiana

       Lugano (Switzerland)

Research interests:

       - Embedded systems

       - Low-power architectures

       - Reconfigurable ICs

       - Hardware/Software Co-design

       - Wireless body sensor nodes

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I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Informatics of the Universitá della Svizzera Italiana (USI-Lugano). My current research is centered on domain-specific architectural customization, studying novel strategies for the automation of instruction set extension identification and synthesis, and the exploration of domain-specific coarse-grained reconfigurable arrays. These two lines of research are founded by two separate SNF grants, the second one in collaboration with EPFL- Lausanne.

From 2011 to 2015, I worked as a postDoc at the Embedded Systems Laboratory of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (ESL-EPFL). There, I coordinated research efforts focusing on smart Wireless Body Sensor Nodes, including software optimizations of processing algorithms for bio-signal analysis and architectural explorations of ultra-low-power WBSN platforms. On these topics, I mentored PhD students and interns of ESL-EPFL, and I participated in various international research initiatives (Phidias, IcyHeart, ICT-Energy EU projects, ONR-G US grant).

My PhD studies at USI-Lugano, under the supervision of prof. L. Pozzi,  focused on the exploration of novel coarse-grained reconfigurable architectures, tackling both architectural and scheduling issues.