David Atienza elected Chair of the EDAA

© 2022 EPFL

© 2022 EPFL

Prof. David Atienza, head of the Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL) at EPFL School of Engineering and new Director of EcoCloud, has been elected as Chair of the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA). The EDAA pursues educational, scientific and technical activities for the advancement in the international community of electronic design and design automation.

David Atienza Alonso earned international renown, which will be recognized by EDAA with this Chair position, with his recent research, particularly his pioneering work in the field of high-performance embedded and edge AI systems. Hiswork in the consideration of thermal effects in the co-design methods for architectures of MPSoC (Multiprocessor System-on-Chip), has been particularly well received.

Applications of his work on edge AI architectures for wearable technologies include medical and IoT systems that can detect and even predict epileptic seizures, and a system to recognise a Covid cough by the shape of its waveform.

On both the technological and methodological levels, David Atienza’s work introduces new perspectives into theautomated design of complex electronic and computing systems.

As well as organising Outstanding Dissertation Awards and special interest groups, the EDAA is the main sponsor of DATE (Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference), the largest conference in EDA and embedded systems co-design in Europe, in co-sponsoring with IEEE and ACM.

The EDAA also gives out the EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award, which has been awarded to a number of world-renown researchers worldwide in the area of Electronic Design Automation (EDA), including at EPFL Prof. Giovanni de Micheli (STI and IC) in 2016. In this way, the organisation seeks to honour the past achievements of groundbreaking scientists, while at the same time inspiring future leaders of design automation to collaborate and innovate.