Prof. Massimo Alioto

SHORT BIO:

Massimo Alioto was born in Brescia in 1972. He took the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in 2001 from the University of Catania. He is currently Associate Professor at the ECE department of the National University of Singapore, where he leads the Green IC group and is Director of the Integrated Circuits and Embedded Systems area.

In 2002, he joined the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena as a Research Associate, where he became Assistant Professor (2002) and Associate Professor (2005). In the summer of 2007, he was visiting professor at EPFL - Lausanne (Switzerland). In 2009-2011, he was visiting professor at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2011-2012, he was visiting professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 2013, he was visiting scientist at Circuit Research Lab - Intel Labs (Hillsboro, OR - USA).

His research interests involve extremely energy-efficient integrated circuits and systems, with his research activity being focused on:

· design of ultra low-power circuits and systems for distributed sensing and ubiquitous computing (e.g., IoT, wearables), including processing, memories, on-chip links, power management, analog interfaces, security, energy harvesting

· energy-quality scalable integrated systems for adaptive and dynamic management of the error-quality tradeoff

· always-on accelerators for data sensemaking and learning systems (vision, audio, gas sensors)

· energy efficiency and resiliency in near-threshold circuits for green computing (from circuits to microarchitectures)

· hardware-level security (crypto, physically unclonable functions, circuit-network protocol co-integration)

· circuit design in emerging technologies.

He is author or co-author of more than 240 papers on international journals (85) and international conferences. Various of his journal publications are among the most downloaded in IEEE TCAS-I and TVLSI. He is also coauthor of three books: Enabling the Internet of Things – from Integrated Circuits to Integrated Systems (Springer, 2017 - the first book on integrated circuit design for IoT), Flip-Flop Design in Nanometer CMOS - from High Speed to Low Energy (Springer, 2014), Model and Design of Bipolar and MOS Current-Mode Logic: CML, ECL and SCL Digital Circuits (Springer, 2005), and  He is an IEEE Fellow "for contributions to energy-efficient VLSI circuits".

He was Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for years 2009 and 2010. He regularly gives tutorials and keynote speeches at international conferences (e.g., VLSI Symposium, HotChips, ISCAS, ICECS), and seminars at universities and companies (e.g., IBM, Intel, Qualcomm).  In 2010, he received the ISCAS 2010 Best Tutorial award for the tutorial “Pushing the Limits of Energy Consumption: Opportunities and Challenges in Subthreshold Logic” (an overview paper to TCAS-I was also invited, to open the 2012 editorial year), and the SBCCI 2014 best paper awardHe was also Program Co-Chair for the IEEE Summer School on “Pushing the boundaries of energy efficiency in low power design”, held in Cuzco (Peru) in Jan. 17-21, 2011.

He is Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (2013 - present). He is/has been Associate Editor of the following international journals:

  • IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems
  • ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – part I
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – part II
  • Microelectronics Journal
  • Integration, the VLSI Journal
  • and others.

He is/was also

  • Special issue Guest Editor
    • IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, special issue on “Energy-Quality Scalable Circuits and Systems for Sensing and Computing: from Approximate, to Communication-Inspired and Learning-Based” (Sept. 2017, with V. De, A. Marongiu as co-Editors)
    • IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems – Part I, special issue on “Integrated circuits and systems for the Internet of Things – from sensing to sensemaking of physical data” (Sept. 2017, with A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, E. Sanchez-Sinencio as co-Editors)
    • Elsevier Integration – the VLSI Journal, Special Issue on best papers from PRIME 2017
    • IEEE TCAS-II Special Issue on “Ultra-Low Voltage Circuits and Systems for Green Computing” (Dec. 2012)
    • and several others.
  • Chair of the “VLSI Systems and Applications” Technical Committee of the IEEE CAS Society
  • Technical Program Chair for
    • 30th IEEE International System-On-Chip Conference - SOCC 2017 (Munich, Germany)
    • IEEE PRIME 2017 (Taormina, Italy)
    • 29th IEEE International System-On-Chip Conference - SOCC 2016 (Seattle, USA)
    • oIEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems - ICECS 2015 (Cairo, Egypt)
    • IEEE European Workshop on CMOS Variability (VARI) 2015
    • IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems - ICECS 2013 (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
    • IEEE International New Circuits and Systems Conference – NEWCAS 2012 (Montreal, Canada)
    • IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics - ICM 2010 (Cairo, Egypt)
  • Track Chair for the following international conferences:
    • ICCD 2017 for the area “Logic and Circuits”
    • ISCAS 2017 for the special journal section
    • NEWCAS 2017 for the area “Digital & Computing Circuits & Architectures”
    • ICECS 2016 for the area “VLSI Systems, NoC, SoC, CAD, and Layout”
    • ICCD 2016 for the area “Logic and Circuits”
    • MWSCAS 2016 for the area “Systems on-chip for IoT”
    • NEWCAS 2016 for the area “Digital & Computing Circuits & Architectures”
    • ICCD 2015 for the area “Logic and Circuits”
    • NEWCAS 2015 for the Area “Digital Circuit Design & Low Power”
    • ICCD 2014 for the area “Logic and Circuits”
    • International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (Innovations’14)
    • ICCD 2013 for the area “Logic and Circuits”
    • VLSI-SoC 2013 for the area “Transistor Level Digital VLSI Circuits and Memory”
    • NEWCAS 2013 for the Area “Low-Power Design Techniques”
    • ICECS 2012 for the area “VLSI Systems, Architectures and Applications”
    • ISCAS 2012 for the area “VLSI Systems and Applications”
    • ICCD 2012 for the area “Logic and Circuits”
    • MWSCAS 2012
    • APCCAS 2012
    • ISCAS 2011 for the area “VLSI Systems and Applications”
    • ICCD 2011 for the area “Logic and Circuits”
    • ISCAS 2010 for the area “VLSI Systems and Applications”
    • ICCD 2010 for the area “Logic and Circuits”
    • ICM 2009 for the area “Circuit design”
    • ISCAS 2009 for the area “VLSI Systems and Applications” (2008)
    • ICECS 2007 for the area “Digital circuits” (2007)
  • Editor of the River Publishers book “Series in Circuits & Systems”
  • Member of IEEE committees
    • Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2015-2017)
    • IEEE CASS Co-Chair of the industrial Distinguished Lecturer Program (2015-present)
    • IEEE CASS Long Term Strategic Committee (2015-present)
    • committee to assign the Best Paper Award for IEEE Trans. on VLSI Systems (2012-present)
    • IEEE CASS Distinguished Lecturer Program coordinating committee (2011-2014, 2016-present)
    • IEEE CASS Anti-Plagiarism Committee (2012-2014)
    • member of the committee to assign the Best Paper Award for IEEE Trans. on VLSI Systems (2012-present)
    • Member of the IEEE CASS DLP coordinating committee (2011-2014)
  • Chair in international conferences
    • ISCAS 2016 Special Sessions Chair
    • APCCAS 2016 Special Sessions Chair
    • SOCC 2015 Special Sessions Chair
    • ISCAS 2012 Poster Session Chair
    • Tutorial Chair for the international conference ICECS 2011