Chair News

New research assistant: Sebastian Ertel

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30 April 2015

As of beginning of May 2015, the Chair for Compiler Construction welcomes a new researcher to the team. Sebastian Ertel has a background in computer science and worked towards his PhD at the chair from Professor Fetzer at the TU Dresden. He has experience in dataflow languages and compiler analysis to ensure safe concurrent execution of parallel programs. We are very glad to have Sebastian on board!

Orchestration and Resilience Paths Retreat

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Between March 2nd and March 6th PhD students, postdocs and investigators of the Orchestration and Resilience paths of cfaed spent a week of workshops and discussions in the wild winter nature of Geising (Erzgebirge), hosted by the Waldhotel am Aschergraben. Organized by Dr. Marcus Völp and Prof. Castrillon, the retreat’s purpose was to have some time to learn more about each other’s research topics and recent innovations as well as discovering new links and deepening existing research collaborations---or simply getting some things done.
Initially, PhD students of both paths gave a short talk about their research topics receiving valuable feedback from the audience. Moreover, investigators from other paths like HAEC (M. Dörpinghaus), SiNW (Jens Trommer) and CIP (Andreas Richter) were invited to present their newest research results and to get in touch with the people at the retreat. Of course, there were plenty of other highlights such as a plenary talk by Prof. Fettweis on the new 5G Lab Germany, a talk on Storage Class Memories by Dr. C. Mohan and a nice social event in the Eishalle and Ratskeller Geising.

Prof. Castrillon co-organizes special session at DATE’15

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Prof. Castrillon organized a special session: “Hot Topic - Multi/Many-Core Programming: Where Are We Standing?” at Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference. DATE is a leading international event for design and engineering of Systems-on-Chip, Systems-on-Board and Embedded Systems Software. There were six contributions from different speakers at the session, including views from researchers working in methods in academia, from companies offering solutions and from companies requiring solutions (more details). Prof. Castrillon gave a talk on programming methodologies for multimedia and signal processing applications, and provide an outlook about the challenges addressed in the HAEC and cfaed large-scale projects.

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Inaugural lectures: Prof. Strufe & Prof. Castrillon

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On January 28th 2015, Prof. Jeronimo Castrillon together with Prof. Thorsten Strufe gave their inaugural lectures on “Compilers for Multi and Many Processor Systems” and “Privacy vs. Surveillance and Censorship in Online Services”, respectively. The lectures were well attended, with around 130 colleagues, students and friends coming mostly from the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering faculties. In this event, both professors gave an introduction to themselves and their research areas in collegial, friendly atmosphere. The presentations were followed by a get together, full with interesting follow-up discussions.

CC Chair Well Represented at 2015 HiPEAC Conference

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The Chair for Compiler Construction was well represented at this year’s HiPEAC Conference, which took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from the 19th-21st of January. The HiPEAC conference is the premier European forum for experts in computer architecture, programming models, compilers and operating systems for embedded and general-purpose systems. Prof. Castrillon gave a keynote on simulation and estimation tools for MPSoC programming during the RAPIDO’15 workshop and a talk about tools for dataflow-based programming models during the PEGPUM’15 workshop. For more information visit RAPIDO’15 (Link to presentation, PDF), PEGPUM’15 (Link to Presentation, PDF) and HIPEAC’15.

Prof. Dr. Jeronimo Castrillon gives his Inaugural Lecture on 28 January

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Lecture title: Compilers for Multi and Many Processor Systems
This event will be a joint lecture of Prof. Jeronimo Castrillon and Prof. Thorsten Strufe, who is professor for Privacy and Security at Technische Universität Dresden. His contribution is titled "Privacy vs. Surveillance and Censorship in Online Services".
The inaugural lectures will be followed by a small reception.
Time: 16:30-17:30
Venue: Andreas Pfitzmann Building, room E023
Click here to see full information and abstracts

New Research Assistant at the Chair: Markus Vogt

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Markus Vogt Welcome, Markus! Markus joined the Chair for Compiler Construction in January 2015. He has a background in embedded systems, with a Diploma from TU Dresden. In the past he has been working on hardware/software codesign and development-tools targeting FPGA-based embedded systems. His current work is on automated extraction and integration of hardware accelerators from C-Code.

Well-attended Winter School in Tunis: Design, Programming and Applications of Multi-Processor System on Chip

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The Chair for Compiler Construction, together with Prof. Chadlia Jerad from ENSI (École Nationale des Sciences de l’Informatique) and ENIT (École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis) organized a Winter School on “Design, Programming and Applications of Multi-Processor System on Chip”. The Winter School was held in Tunis, Tunisia during the week of the 24th of November and enjoyed a not-so-wintery, sunny atmosphere with over 20 degrees.
The school addressed different topics, from hardware (e.g., customized processors, hardware accelerators, coarse-grained reconfigurable architectures, networks on chip and multicore design), software tools and methodologies (e.g., high-level and behavioral synthesis, compilers and languages for multi-processor systems, electronic system level design and verification). The technical agenda was closed with presentations and discussions around the links between the embedded and high-performance computing communities. The school was sponsored mostly by the DAAD Transformationspartnerschaft program, which allowed to put together a high-end group of lecturers like Prof. Nagel (TU Dresden), Prof. Teich (University Erlangen-Nuremberg), Prof. Leupers (RWTH Aachen), Prof. Chattopadhyay (NTU Singapore) and Prof. Bertozzi (University of Ferrara) among others. The school was well attended with over 30 participants from different backgrounds and career stages (master students, Tunisian and German PhD students and local professors).
More information here

New Postdoc Researchers

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From mid November, the Chair for Compiler Construction completed the first hiring round and has now three excellent researchers. We are very glad to welcome our new Postdoc researchers Sven and Norman. Sven has a background in computer science. He worked on domain-specific language engineering and well-formed software composition during his doctorate at the TU Dresden.  Norman has a background in mathematics, with a doctoral degree from the Cambridge University. During the last years, Norman worked on compilers for GPU architectures for an international company in the area of telecommunications.

New research assistant: Andrés Goens

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As from October, the Chair for Compiler Construction has its first research assistant! Andrés has a background in mathematics, with a Master Degree from the RWTH Aachen University. During the last year, Andrés worked on optimizing memory allocation for multicore architectures. We are very glad to have Andrés on board!