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Andy D. Pimentel

Associate Professor

University of Amsterdam

Biography

Andy Pimentel leads the Parallel Computing Systems (PCS) group within the Systems and Networking Lab at the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam. The PCS group performs research on the design, programming and run-time management of multi-core and multi-processor computer systems. The modeling, analysis and optimization of the extra-functional aspects of these systems, such as performance, power/energy consumption but also the degree of productivity to design and program these systems, play a pivotal role in our work.

Interests

  • System-level design of multi-core embedded systems
  • System-level modeling and simulation
  • Design space exploration
  • Performance and power analysis
  • Hardware/software co-design
  • Run-time resource management

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, 1998

    University of Amsterdam

  • MSc in Computer Science, 1993

    University of Amsterdam

News

  • The paper ‘Schedulability Analysis of Global Scheduling for Multicore Systems with Shared Caches’ by Xiao, Altmeyer and Pimentel was accepted for IEEE Transactions on Computers.

  • In December, we received funding for our NWO project (together with Leiden University and ASML) on “Design Space Exploration 2.0: Towards Optimal Design of Complex, Distributed Cyber Physical Systems”!

  • Last August, we recieved funding for our EU Horizon2020 project ADMORPH (“Towards Adaptively Morphing Embedded Systems”)!

Selected Publications

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(2015). A Hybrid Task Mapping Algorithm for Heterogeneous MPSoCs. In ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (ACM TECS), Vol. 14 (nr. 1).

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(2013). A System-level Infrastructure for Multi-dimensional MP-SoC Design Space Co-exploration. In ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (ACM TECS), Vol. 13 (Nr. 1s).

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(2013). Fitness Prediction Techniques for Scenario-based Design Space Exploration. In IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (IEEE TCAD), pp. 1240-1253, Vol. 32 (Nr. 8).

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(2009). Electronic System-Level Synthesis Methodologies. In IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (IEEE TCAD), pp. 1517-1530, Vol. 28 (No. 10).

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Activities (selected)

  • Board member, ICT Research Platform Nederland (IPN), 2020-present
  • Member of the executive management, Informatics Institute, UvA, 2016-present
  • Director of Education, Graduate School of Informatics at the UvA, 2012-present
  • Editorial Board member, Journal of Signal Processing Systems, Springer, 2008–present
  • Editorial Board member, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier, 2007–present
  • Co-founder and Steering Committee member, Int. Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, MOdeling, and Simulation (SAMOS), 2001–present
  • Publications Chair, IEEE/ACM Embedded Systems Week, 2020
  • Finance Chair, IEEE/ACM Embedded Systems Week, 2019
  • Program Chair, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS), 2016 and 2017
  • Local Arrangements Chair, Embedded Systems Week (ESWeek), 2015
  • General Chair, 10th Int. Conference on High-Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilers (HiPEAC), 2015
  • Topic Chair, Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), 2011-2016
  • General Chair, 11th Int. Conference on Systems, Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation (SAMOS), 2011
  • General Chair, IEEE Workshop on Embedded Systems for Real-Time Multimedia (ESTIMedia), 2010
  • Program Co-Chair, 10th Int. Conference on Systems, Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation (SAMOS), 2010
  • Program Chair, IEEE Workshop on Embedded Systems for Real-Time Multimedia (ESTIMedia), 2009
  • Program Co-Chair, Support Tools and Environments topic, EuroPar conference, 2009
  • Program Chair, IEEE Workshop on Embedded Systems for Real-Time Multimedia (ESTIMedia), 2008
  • TPC member of DAC, DATE, CODES+ISSS, ICCAD, ICCD, SAMOS, FPL, ESTIMedia, SCOPES, SAC, and more

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