Luca Benini holds the chair of digital Circuits and systems at ETHZ and is Full Professor at the Universita di Bologna. He received a PhD from Stanford University. He has been visiting professor at Stanford University, IMEC, EPFL. He has worked in Synopsys, Hewlett-Packard Labs and he served as chief architect in STmicroelectronics France. Dr. Benini’s research interests are in energy-efficient parallel computing systems, smart sensing micro-systems and machine learning hardware. Prof. Benini is the leader of the PULP (parallel-ultra-low power) open source hardware platform www.pulp-platform.org based on the RISC-V ISA. In his early career he also made pioneering contributions to the fields of Networks-on-Chip, and design automation for low power digital circuits and systems. He has published more than 1000 peer-reviewed papers and five books. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the ACM and a member of the Academia Europaea. He is the recipient of the 2016 IEEE CAS Mac Van Valkenburg award, the 2020 EDAA achievement Award and the 2020 ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Award.
Learn more about Benini in his interview, “Championing Sustainable Technology: A Conversation with Prof. Dr. Luca Benini, 2023 Edward J. McCluskey Award Winner.”
2023 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award
“For contributions to energy-efficient circuits and architectures and related design methods and tools.”
Learn more about the Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award