Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy.
Luciano Lavagno is a professor of Electronics Engineering at Politecnico di Torino.
He graduated magna cum laude in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in 1983. From 1984 to 1988 he was with CSELT Laboratories (Torino, Italy), where he was involved in the ESPRIT 802 CVS project that developed a complete high-level synthesis system.
In 1988 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of California at Berkeley, where he worked on logic synthesis and testing of synchronous and asynchronous circuits. In 1992 he received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Between 1993 and 1998 he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronics of Politecnico di Torino. Between 1998 and 2001 he was an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical, Management and Mechanical Engineering (DIEGM) of the University of Udine, Italy.
Since 2001 he has been an Associate Professor with the Department of Electronics of Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Since 1994 he has also been a research scientist at Cadence Berkeley Laboratories.
Between 1993 and 2000 he was the architect of the POLIS project (a cooperation between U.C. Berkeley, Cadence Design Systems, Magneti Marelli and Politecnico di Torino), which developed a complete hardare/software co-design environment for control-dominated embedded systems, which was later commercialized by Cadence Design Systems under the name of VCC.
Between 1997 and 2000 he participated in the ESPRIT 25443 COSY project, developing a methodology, partially based on VCC, for software synthesis and performance analysis for embedded systems.
Since 2008 he has been involved in several European research project aimed at developing a complete design flow for embedded systems, including high-level synthesis (OSMOSIS project), code parallelization (HEAP project), model-based design of low-power systems (COMPLEX project). He is also active in design of low-EMI hardware using asynchronous design techniques (MODERN project).
His current research interests include synthesis and testing of asynchronous circuits, the concurrent design of mixed hardware and software embedded systems, high-level synthesis of hardware from algorithmic specifications, and model-based design of Wireless Sensor Networks.
Prof. Lavagno is a co-author of two books on asynchronous circuit design and one on hardware/software co-design of embedded systems. He has published over 200 journal and conference papers. He has been awarded four US patents.
In 1991 he received the Best Paper award at the Design Automation Conference in San Francisco, CA.
He has served on the technical committees of several international conferences in his field (namely the Design Automation Conference, where he was technical program chair in 2002-2003 and tutorial chair in 2004-2005, the International Conference on Computer Aided Design, the International Conference on Computer Design, and the conference on Design Automation and Test in Europe).
He has also served as technical committee member or chair of several other workshops, conferences and symposia (for example, the International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems, the International Workshop on Hardware-Software Co-Design, the International Symposium on Compilers, Architectures and Synthesis for Embedded Systems, the International Workshop on Logic Synthesis).