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Andy D. Pimentel

Full Professor

University of Amsterdam

Biography

Andy Pimentel chairs 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 and system dependability 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
  • System dependability
  • 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 ‘Scenario Based Run-time Switching for Adaptive CNN-based Applications at the Edge’ by Minakova, Sapra, Stefanov and Pimentel was accepted for ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems.

  • The paper ‘Cache Interference-aware Task Partitioning for Non-preemptive Real-time Multi-core Systems’ by Xiao, Shen and Pimentel was accepted for ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems.

  • The paper ‘T-TSP: Transient-Temperature Based Safe Power Budgeting in Multi-/Many-Core Processors’ by Niknam, Pathania and Pimentel was accepted for IEEE ICCD 2021.

  • The paper ‘Designing Convolutional Neural Networks with Constrained Evolutionary Piecemeal Training’ by Sapra and Pimentel was accepted for Applied Intelligence, Springer.

  • Uraz Odyurt received the Best Student Paper and the Best Presentation in Session Awards at IEEE ICPS 2021 for his paper ‘Power Passports for Fault Tolerance: Anomaly Detection in Industrial CPS Using Electrical EFB’.

  • The paper ‘The Choice of AI Matters: Alternative Machine Learning Approaches for CPS Anomalies’ by Odyurt, Sapra and Pimentel was accepted for IEA/AIE 2021.

  • The paper ‘Power Passports for Fault Tolerance: Anomaly Detection in Industrial CPS Using Electrical EFB’ by Odyurt, Roeder, Pimentel, Alonso, and de Laat was accepted for IEEE ICPS 2021.

Selected Publications

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(2020). Schedulability Analysis of Global Scheduling for Multicore Systems with Shared Caches. In IEEE Transactions on Computers, pp. 1487-1499, Vol. 69 (No. 10).

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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, Advanced School for Computing and Imaging (ASCI), 2021-present
  • Board member, ICT Research Platform Nederland (IPN), 2020-present
  • Member of the management team, Informatics Institute, UvA, 2012-present
  • Member of the executive management, Informatics Institute, UvA, 2016-2020
  • Director of Education, Graduate School of Informatics at the UvA, 2012-2020
  • 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
  • Finance Chair, IEEE/ACM Embedded Systems Week, 2019 and 2020
  • 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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