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.

Skills

  • 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

Projects and publications

  • Selected funded research projects
    • EMBEDDED STORAGE ELEMENTS ON NEXT MCU GENERATION READY FOR AI ON THE EDGE
      MACII ENRICO
      2021 - 2024 (Current)
    • INDUSTRY 4.0 COMPLEX SOLUTION FOR MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN
      MACII ENRICO
      2021 - 2023 (Current)
    • 4ASSI – ASSIEME X INNOVARE
      IULIANO LUCA, MACII ENRICO, MANFREDI DIEGO GIOVANNI
      2021 - 2023 (Current)
    • DEFINIZIONE E SVILUPPO DI UNA PIATTAFORMA SOFTWARE PER IL SUPPORTO DELLA PRODUZIONE
      PONCINO MASSIMO
      2021 - 2023 (Current)
    • SUPPORTO PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DI SOLUZIONI DI DATA ANALYTICS DI DATI PROVENIENTI DA MACCHINE INDUSTRIALI
      MACII ENRICO
      2021 - 2023 (Current)
    • SUPPORTO TECNICO PER INTEGRAZIONE DI UN DIGITAL TWIN PER MACCHINE PER LA MECCANICA DI PRECISIONE
      MACII ENRICO
      2021 - 2023 (Current)
    • SUPPORTO PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI APPLICAZIONI PER LA VISUALIZZAZIONE DEI DATI IN CONTESTO INDUSTRIALE
      MACII ENRICO
      2021 - 2023 (Current)
    • SUPPORTO ALLO SVILUPPO E PORTING DI APPLICAZIONI MOBILI DI MONITORAGGIO DEI DATI PROVENIENTI DA SENSORI SU MACCHINARI INDUSTRIALI
      MACII ENRICO
      2021 - 2023 (Current)
    • ALL-IN-ONE MACHINE FOR HYBRID TECHNOLOGIES ENABLING HIGH VALUE ADDED MULTI-SCALE INTEGRATED MICRO.OPTOELECTRONICS
      MACII ENRICO
      2020 - 2023 (Current)
    • DEFINIZIONE E SVILUPPO DI UNA PIATTAFORMA SOFTWARE PER IL SUPPORTO DELLA PRODUZIONE
      PONCINO MASSIMO
      2021 - 2022 (Current)
    • VALUTAZIONE DEI SISTEMI DI VISIONE DA UTILIZZARE SULLE CATENE PRODUTTIVE DI MICHELIN
      MACII ENRICO
      2021 - 2022 (Current)
    • SOSTEGNO ALLA REALIZZAZIONE DI PROGETTI DI RICERCA INDUSTRIALE E SVILUPPO SPERIMENTALE
      MACII ALBERTO
      2020 - 2022 (Current)
    • SVILUPPO DI STRUMENTI DI PROGETTAZIONE AUTOMATICA PER TECNOLOGIE DI INTELLIGENZA ARTIFICIALE SU DISPOSITIVI MOBILI EMBEDDED AD ALTA EFFICIENZA ENERGETICA
      CALIMERA ANDREA
      2020 - 2022 (Current)
    • IMPACT - IMPLEMENTAZIONE DELLA PRODUZIONE ADDITIVA COMPETITIVA
      BONDIOLI FEDERICA, IULIANO LUCA, MACII ENRICO
      2020 - 2022 (Current)
    • METROLOGY ADVANCES FOR DIGITIZED ECS INDUSTRY 4.0
      MACII ENRICO
      2019 - 2022 (Current)
    • ARROWHEAD TOOLS FOR ENGINEERING OF DIGITALISATION SOLUTIONS
      MACII ENRICO
      2019 - 2022 (Current)
    • ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING USING METAL PILOT LINE
      IULIANO LUCA, LOMBARDI MARIANGELA, MACII ENRICO
      2018 - 2022 (Current)
    • QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
      PATTI EDOARDO
      2020 - 2021 (Current)
    • “MODELLI STATISTICI, DATA ANALYTICS E MACHINE LEARNING (YEAR 2020)”, “FOG COMPUTING E OPPORTUNISTIC NETWORKING (YEAR 2020)” E “DESIGN E IMPLEMENTAZIONE DI FUNZIONALITÀ FIRMWARE AVANZATE (YEAR 2020)”
      CAGLIERO LUCA, RISSO FULVIO GIOVANNI OTTAVIO, URGESE GIANVITO, VASSIO LUCA
      2020 - 2021 (Completed)
    • FAB DIGITALIZATION AND THERMO-MECHANICAL MODELING AND SIMULATION
      MACII ALBERTO
      2018 - 2021 (Completed)
    • 300MM PILOT LINE FOR SMART POWER AND POWER DISCRETES
      MACII ALBERTO
      2017 - 2021 (Completed)
    • AMABLE - ADDITIVEMANUFACTURABLE
      LOMBARDI MARIANGELA, MACII ALBERTO
      2017 - 2021 (Completed)
    • ACTIVITY TITLE AUTOMATION OF VISUAL INSPECTION PND FINISHING PROCESSES FOR AERO-ENGINES – AVISPA
      MACII ENRICO
      2020 - 2020 (Completed)
    • MACHINE LEARNING FOR NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION
      FICARRA ELISA
      2020 - 2020 (Completed)
    • IMAGE ANALYTICS FOR IN-SITU DEFECTS DETECTION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
      PATTI EDOARDO, PONCINO MASSIMO
      2019 - 2020 (Completed)
    • A VIRTUAL AND LEARNING PLANT MODEL FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT
      MACII ENRICO, OSELLO ANNA
      2019 - 2020 (Completed)
    • MODELLI STATISTICI, DATA ANALYTICS E MACHINE LEARNING”, “FOG COMPUTING E OPPORTUNISTIC NETWORKING” E “DESIGN E IMPLEMENTAZIONE DI FUNZIONALITÀ FIRMWARE AVANZATE”
      CAGLIERO LUCA, MELLIA MARCO, RISSO FULVIO GIOVANNI OTTAVIO, URGESE GIANVITO
      2019 - 2020 (Completed)
    • SUPPORTO ALLA VALUTAZIONE DEI PARAMETRI INFLUENTI DEL PROCESSO DI HPDC PER LA DEFINIZIONE DEL MODELLO
      DI CATALDO SANTA
      2019 - 2020 (Completed)
    • HUMAN BRAIN PROJECT SPECIFIC GRANT AGREEMENT 2
      MACII ENRICO
      2018 - 2020 (Completed)
    • LA CASA NEL PARCO
      MACII ALBERTO, OSELLO ANNA
      2018 - 2020 (Completed)
    • VERSATILE PLUG-AND-PLAY PLATFORM ENABLING REMOTE PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE
      MACII ALBERTO, PATTI EDOARDO
      2017 - 2020 (Completed)
    • EMBAI - EMBEDDED AI ON NEURAL NETWORK NODES
      PONCINO MASSIMO
      2019 - 2019 (Completed)
    • ADVANCED MACHINE LEARNING TECHNIQUES FOR TELCO SUPPORT SYSTEMS
      FICARRA ELISA
      2019 - 2019 (Completed)
    • DEFINIZIONE E SVILUPPO DI UNA PIATTAFORMA SOFTWARE PER LA PROGETTAZIONE ED IL SUPPORTO ALLA PRODUZIONE
      PONCINO MASSIMO
      2018 - 2019 (Completed)
    • SENSEMAKING FOR SCALABLE IOT PLATFORMS WITH IN-SITU DATA-ANALYTICS: A SOFTWARE-TO-SILICON SOLUTION FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT MACHINE-LEARNING ON CHIP
      CALIMERA ANDREA
      2017 - 2019 (Completed)
    • SVILUPPO TECNOLOGICO DELL'ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN PIEMONTE
      CHIANDUSSI GIORGIO, IULIANO LUCA, LOMBARDI MARIANGELA, MACII ALBERTO, PERRONE GUIDO
      2016 - 2019 (Completed)
    • DYNAMIC INTEGRATED SHOPFLOOR OPERATION MANAGEMENT FOR INDUSTRY 4.0
      CHIABERT PAOLO, CHIAIA BERNARDINO, MASERA GUIDO, OSELLO ANNA, PONCINO MASSIMO
      2016 - 2019 (Completed)
    • ITS (SISTEMA DI TRASPORTO INTELLIGENTE) ITALIA 2020
      ACQUAVIVA ANDREA, CASETTI CLAUDIO ETTORE, SOMA' AURELIO
      2014 - 2019 (Completed)
    • A VIRTUAL AND LEARNING PLANT MODEL FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT AND INTERATIVE AUGMENTED VISUALIZATION AND PROTOTYPING* *PROGETTO CHE ACCORPA PROPOSTA PROF. MACII E PROF.SSA OSELLO
      MACII ENRICO, OSELLO ANNA
      2018 - 2018 (Completed)
    • GESTIONE “BIG DATA” CON APPROCCIO INDUSTRY 4.0 PER L'OTTIMIZZAZIONE DEI PARAMETRI DI PROCESSO
      FICARRA ELISA
      2018 - 2018 (Completed)
    • MACHINE LEARNING AND PRESCRIPTIVE MODELS FOR TELCO SUPPORT SYSTEMS
      ACQUAVIVA ANDREA
      2018 - 2018 (Completed)
    • APPROXIM@CTION
      PONCINO MASSIMO
      2018 - 2018 (Completed)
    • HUMAN BRAIN PROJECT SPECIFIC GRANT AGREEMENT 1
      MACII ENRICO
      2016 - 2018 (Completed)
    • PREPARING R2 EXTENSION TO 300MM FOR BCD SMART POWER — R2POWER300
      MACII ENRICO
      2015 - 2018 (Completed)
    • LAB4MEMS II-MOEMS:MICRO-OPTICAL MEMS, MICRO-MIRRORS AND PICO-PROJECTORS
      DEMARCHI DANILO, MACII ENRICO
      2014 - 2018 (Completed)
    • MATHEMATICAL MODELS FOR ORDERS FORECASTING AND MANAGEMENT AND BIG DATA ANALYSIS FOR ORDERS PRE-CONFIGURATION
      PONCINO MASSIMO
      2017 - 2017 (Completed)
    • MACHINE LEARNING FOR TELCO SUPPORT SYSTEMS
      ACQUAVIVA ANDREA
      2017 - 2017 (Completed)
    • DIMA- HUB
      MACII ENRICO, NEIROTTI PAOLO
      2016 - 2017 (Completed)
    • FLEXMETER - FLEXIBLE SMART METERING FOR MULTIPLE ENERGY VECTORS WITH ACTIVE PROSUMERS
      MACII ENRICO
      2015 - 2017 (Completed)
    • EEB - EDIFICI A ZERO CONSUMO ENERGETICO IN DISTRETTI URBANI INTELLIGENTI
      LOMBARDI PATRIZIA, MACII ENRICO, OSELLO ANNA
      2014 - 2017 (Completed)
    • HBP-HUMAN BRAIN PROJECT
      MACII ENRICO
      2013 - 2017 (Completed)
    • TRIBUTE - TAKE THE ENERGY BILL BACK TO THE PROMISED BULDING PERFORMANCE
      MACII ENRICO
      2013 - 2017 (Completed)
    • SWARM CITY BIKE
      ACQUAVIVA ANDREA
      2016 - 2016 (Completed)
    • MATHEMATICAL MODELS FOR ORDERS FORECASTING AND MANAGEMENT AND BIG DATA ANALYSIS FOR ORDERS PRE-CONFIGURATION
      PONCINO MASSIMO
      2016 - 2016 (Completed)
    • DEVICES FOR NEUROCONTROL AND NEUROREHABILITATION
      MACII ENRICO
      2013 - 2016 (Completed)
    • CONTREX-DESIGN OF EMBEDDED MIXED-CRITICALITY CONTROL SYSTEMS UNDER CONSIDERATION OF EXTRA-FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES
      MACII ENRICO
      2013 - 2016 (Completed)
    • DIMMER - "DISTRICT INFORMATION MODELING AND MANAGEMENT FOR ENERGY REDUCTION"
      LOMBARDI PATRIZIA, MACII ENRICO, OSELLO ANNA, VERDA VITTORIO
      2013 - 2016 (Completed)
    • PERSONALIZED DIAGNOSIS AND NOVEL THERAPEUTIC TARGETS FOR PEDIATRIC AND ADULT ACULTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA
      FICARRA ELISA
      2013 - 2016 (Completed)
    • EDEN - ENERGY DATA ENGAGEMENT
      MACII ENRICO
      2014 - 2015 (Completed)
    • LAB4MEMS -LAB FAB FOR SMART SENSORS AND ACTUATORS MEMS
      DEMARCHI DANILO, MACII ENRICO
      2013 - 2015 (Completed)
    • THOR
      BELINGARDI GIOVANNI, FIORI FRANCO, MACII ENRICO, PASERO EROS GIAN ALESSANDRO, VAGATI ALFREDO
      2013 - 2015 (Completed)
    • READY4SMARTCITIES -ICT ROADMAP AND DATA INTEROPOPERABILITY FOR ENERGY SYSTEM IN SMART CITIES
      MACII ENRICO
      2013 - 2015 (Completed)
    • POCN – PROOF OF CONCEPT NETWORK
      MACII ENRICO, SOMA' AURELIO
      2012 - 2015 (Completed)
    • ERG-ENERGY FOR A GREEN SOCIETY: FROM SUSTAINABLE HARVESTING TO SMART DISTRIBUTION. EQUIPMENTS, MATERIALS, DESIGN SOLUTIONS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
      MACII ENRICO
      2011 - 2015 (Completed)
    • WSN-DPCM - WSN DEVELOPMENT, PLANNING AND COMMISSIONING & MAINTENANCE TOOLSET
      LAVAGNO LUCIANO, MACII ENRICO
      2011 - 2015 (Completed)
    • IOE-INTERNET OF ENERGY FOR ELECTRIC MOBILITY
      MACII ENRICO
      2011 - 2014 (Completed)
    • TOUCHMORE-AUTOMATIC CUSTOMIZABLE TOOL CHAIN FOR HETEROGENEOUS MULTICORE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
      ACQUAVIVA ANDREA
      2011 - 2014 (Completed)
    • SCORE - SUPERVISIONE, CONTROLLO E OTTMIZZAZIONE DELLA PRODUZIONE DI ENERGIA RINNOVABILE
      MACII ENRICO
      2012 - 2013 (Completed)
    • POLLUX-"PROCESS ORIENTED ELECTRICAL CONTROL UNITS FOR ELECTRICAL VEHICLES DEVELOPED ON A MULTI-SYSTEM REAL-TIME EMBEDDED PLATFORM"
      MACII ENRICO
      2010 - 2013 (Completed)
    • END - MODELS, SOLUTIONS, METHODS AND TOOLS FOR ENERGY-AWARE DESIGN
      MACII ENRICO
      2010 - 2013 (Completed)
    • SMECY - SMART MULTICORE EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
      MACII ENRICO
      2010 - 2013 (Completed)
    • SEEMPUBS-SMART ENERGY EFFICIENT MIDDLEWARE FOR PUBLIC SPACES
      MACII ENRICO, OSELLO ANNA, PELLEGRINO ANNA
      2010 - 2013 (Completed)
    • SIMEBUS - SISTEMI MECCATRONICI PER L’EFFICIENZA ENERGETICA NEI BUS
      MACII ENRICO
      2010 - 2012 (Completed)
    • MODERN-MODELING AND DESIGN OF RELIABLE, PROCESS VARIATION-AWARE NANOELECTRONIC DEVICES, CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS
      LAVAGNO LUCIANO, MACII ENRICO
      2009 - 2012 (Completed)
    • COMPLEX - CODESIGN AND POWER MANAGEMENT IN PLATFORM-BASED DESIGN SPACE EXPLORATION
      LAVAGNO LUCIANO, MACII ENRICO
      2009 - 2012 (Completed)
    • SCALOPES- SCALABEL LOW POWER EMBEDDED PLATFORMS
      MACII ENRICO
      2009 - 2011 (Completed)
    • DAMASCO (DATA ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT IN A SENSING AND COMMUNICATING ENVIRONMENT)
      PONCINO MASSIMO
      2006 - 2011 (Completed)
    • NANO-SLEEP - DESIGN METHODS AND TOOLS FOR LEAKAGE POWER REDUCTION IN NANOCMOS CIRCUITS
      MACII ENRICO
      2007 - 2009 (Completed)
    • MAP2 - MICRO-ARCHITECTURAL POWER MANAGEMENT: METHODS, ALGORITHMS AND PROTOTYPE TOOLS
      MACII ENRICO
      2006 - 2008 (Completed)
    • METODI E STRUMENTI CAD PER LA PROGETTAZIONE DELLA GERARCHIA DI MEMORIA IN SISTEMI MULTIPROCESSORE REALIZZATI SU SINGOLO CHIP
      MACII ENRICO
      2006 - 2008 (Completed)
    • CLEAN - CONTROLLING LEAKAGE POWER IN NANOCMOS SOCS
      MACII ENRICO
      2005 - 2008 (Completed)
    • TECNICHE DI PROGETTO DI SINTESI INTEGRATI SU SINGOLO CHIP PER APPLICAZIONI MULTIMEDIALI SU RETI WIRELESS
      MACII ENRICO
      2003 - 2005 (Completed)
    • INTRALED - INDUSTRY-DRIVEN TRAINING FOR LOW-POWER EUROPEAN DESIGNERS
      MACII ENRICO
      2002 - 2005 (Completed)
    • MARLOW - A CENTRAL MARKET PLACE FOR DISSEMINATION OF LOWPOWER MICRO-ELECTRONICS DESIGN KNOWLEDGE
      MACII ENRICO
      2002 - 2005 (Completed)
    • ALGORITMI E ARCHITETTURE HARDWARE PER LA RIDUZIONE DEL CONSUMO ENERGETICO NEI SISTEMI EMBEDDED BASATI SULLA COMPRESSIONE DELLE INFORMAZIONI
      MACII ENRICO
      2002 - 2004 (Completed)
    • POET - POWER OPTIMISATION FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
      MACII ENRICO
      2001 - 2004 (Completed)
    • EASY - ENERGY AWARE SYSTEM-ON-CHIP DESIGN OF THE 'HIPERLAN/2' STANDARD
      MACII ENRICO
      2001 - 2004 (Completed)