Franz Franchetti to speak at the Hybrid Modeling Languages workshop


May 7, 2015

ECE Associate Research Professor Franz Franchetti will be one of the speakers at this year’s Hybrid Modeling Languages workshop, or HyML. The workshop will be held at Rice University on May 7-8. HyML shares technologies that are shaping the future of computer modeling and simulation. The meeting will provide a forum for presenting state-of-the-art research related to the hybrid systems modeling and simulation, validated numerics and formal semantics. Franchetti will be hosting a discussion session on Formal Synthesis of Computational Kernels. 

Franchetti's research focuses on automatic performance tuning and program generation for emerging parallel platforms and algorithm/hardware co-synthesis. He targets multicore CPUs, clusters and high-performance systems (HPC), graphics processors (GPUs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), FPGA-acceleration for CPUs, and logic-in-memory and 3DIC chip design.  Within the Spiral effort, his research goal is to enable automatic generation of highly optimized software libraries for important kernel functionality. In other collaborative research threads, Dr. Franchetti is investigating the applicability of domain-specific transformations within standard compilers and the application of HPC in smart grids and material sciences. He leads two DARPA projects in the HACMS and PERFECT program and is PI/Co-PI on a number of federal and industry grants.

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