Luca Sterpone Associate Professor

  • "Reconfigurable Computing"
  • "Computer-Aided Design Algorithms"
  • "Fault Tolerance Architectures"
  • "Radiation Effects on Components and Systems"

Reconfigurable Computing

Application of the Reconfigurable Computing Paradigm on realistic applications including High Performance Computing (HPC), Biomedical, Automotive, Avionics and Aerospace. Activities are performed on state of the art devices including GPGPUs, RCFs and FPGAs.

Computer-Aided Design Algorithms

Ideation and creation of innovative CAD Algorithms for the implementation of circuits on different kind of technology including ultra nanometer VLSI, 3D VLSI, Regular Fabric and FPGAs. Algorithms are always included in software tools compatible with available commercial solutions or as independent software.

Validation, Test and Fault Tolerance

Design of hardware and software solutions for the validation of safety critical systems. Implementation of architectures (at different implementation levels) resilient to faults occurrences induced by defect on manufacturing or radiation phenomena. Single Event Effects (SEEs) such as SEU, SET, SEFI and SEL and Multiple Event Effects (MEEs) like MEU and M-SET are addressed by the research solutions. The activity is complemented by Static Analysis, Fault Injections by simulation and emulation.

Radiation Effects on Components and Systems

Development of radiation test setups for various type of technology, device and effects and experimental execution of radiation test campaigns. The group is in contact with different facilities in Europe and USA: UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), PSI (Villigen, Switzerland), GANIL (Caen, France), ISIS (Didcot, UK) and Los Alamos (USA).