EDA - Electronic Design Automation

The EDA (Electronic Design Automation) Group at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino consists of five faculty, seven Post Docs, four PhD students and several research assistants. The research conducted by the group spans three main activities: i) Computer-aided design of digital electronic circuits and systems, with particular emphasis on methodologies, algorithms and tools for power estimation and optimization of systems described at various levels of the design hierarchy; ii) Bioinformatics, with special emphasis on algorithms and tools for next generation sequencing (NGS), biomedical image processing and molecular dynamics; iii) Smart devices and smart cities, focusing on wireless sensor networks for energy monitoring and control applications, service-oriented software infrastructure for network interoperability, Augmented reality applications for interactive visualization of energy information. The group's activities benefit from tight interactions with faculty from other engineering disciplines and with industry experts.


  • System-Level, Behavioral-Level and RTL Synthesis
  • Logic Synthesis and Optimization
  • Layout-Driven Synthesis and Physical Design
  • Power Modeling, Estimation and Optimization
  • Battery Modeling, Design and Management for Mobile Systems
  • Reconfigurable Computing (Design of FPGA-Based Systems)
  • Decision Diagrams (BDDs, ADDs, ZDDs)
  • Symbolic Graph Algorithms
  • FSM and Finite State Systems Verification
  • Process Variation-Aware Design
  • Thermal-Aware Design 
  • Modeling and Estimation of Ageing effects on nanometer
  • Bioinformatics, Biological and molecular imaging
  • Quantitative immunohistochemistry and fluorescence analysis
  • Biological system modelling
  • Artificial intelligence
  • High-troughput data mining for biomedical applications, classification and clustering
  • Data mining techniques for clinical functional genomics and system biology
  • Gene and biochemical network design (regulative and associative)
  • Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network for environment monitoring and control
  • Middleware for network interoperability
  • Interactive visualization of energy information

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