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 SingaporeIn 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 is visiting professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 2013, he is visiting scientist at Circuit Research Lab - Intel Labs (Hillsboro, OR - USA).

His research interests involve VLSI design from transistor to micro-architectural level, power harvesting/conversion/management in sub-mW systems and techniques for aggressive voltage scaling. In particular, his research activity is focused on:

· design of ultra low-power circuits and systems for distributed sensing and ubiquitous computing

· ultra-low power modules for self-powered wireless nodes (power management, power delivery, fully-digital ADCs, security, energy scavenging)

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

· error-aware and widely energy-scalable VLSI circuits for wide/adaptive management of the error rate-energy-performance tradeoff

· leakage- and variability-aware design methodologies

· design of digital circuits in emerging technologies.

He is author or co-author of more than 220 papers on international journals (80, mostly IEEE Transactions) and international conferences. Various of his journal publications are among the most downloaded in IEEE TCAS-I and TVLSI. He is also coauthor of the book Model and Design of Bipolar and MOS Current-Mode Logic: CML, ECL and SCL Digital Circuits (Springer, 2005), and Flip-Flop Design in Nanometer CMOS - from High Speed to Low Energy (Springer, 2014). 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 (2009-2013)
  • ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (2011-present)
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – part I (2012-present)
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – part II (2015-present)
  • Microelectronics Journal (2008-present)
  • Integration, the VLSI Journal (2008-present)
  • Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers (2007-present)
  • Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (2010 - present)
  • Journal of Low Power Electronics (2011-present).

He is/was also

  • Chair of the “VLSI Systems and Applications” Technical Committee of the IEEE CAS Society
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2015-2017)
  • Member of the IEEE CASS Long Term Strategic Committee (2015-present)
  • 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-present)
  • Technical Program Chair fo
    • 29th IEEE International System-On-Chip Conference - SOCC 2016 (Seattle, USA)
    • IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems - ICECS 2015 (Cairo, UAE)
    • IEEE European Workshop on CMOS Variability (VARI) 2015
    • Special Program Chair of SOCC 2015
    • IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems - ICECS 2013 (Cairo, Egypt)
    • IEEE NEWCAS 2012 (Montreal, Canada)
    • IEEE ICM 2010 (Cairo, Egypt)
  • Track Chair for the following international conferences:
    • 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”
    • 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, Architecture and Applications”
    • ICCD 2012 for the area “Logic and Circuits”
    • ISCAS 2012 for the area “VLSI Systems and Applications”
    • 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)
  • Chair in international conferences
    • ISCAS 2016 Special Sessions Chair
    • ISCAS 2012 Poster Session Chair
    • ICECS 2011 Tutorial Chair

Member of IEEE committees

    • 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)
    • IEEE CASS Plagiarism Committee (2012-2014)
  • Guest Editor:
    • IEEE TCAS-II Special Issue on “Ultra-Low Voltage Circuits and Systems for Green Computing” (Dec. 2012)
    • Special issue of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal processing on best papers selected from NEWCAS 2012 conference
    • Special issue on “Advances in oscillator analysis and design” of the Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers (2010)
  • Member of the Musyc FCRP Center (US, 2010-2012)
  • TPC member for the following international conferences:
    • ECCTD 2011, ASQED2010, Computer Design & VLSI Symposium (a part of the World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering – CSIE) (2009), ICM (2008 - present), ICCD (2008 - present), PATMOS (2005 - 2006)
  • Chairman of the following special invited sessions:
    • “Emerging technologies for nanometer VLSI circuits and applications” (ISCAS 2010)
    • “Sub-Threshold Design for Ultra Low Power and Ultra-Dynamic Voltage Scaling” (ISCAS 2009)
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the LASCAS 2013 conference