G. J. M. Smit received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. He finished his Ph.D. thesis entitled The Design of central switch communication systems for multimedia applications” in 1994. He is currently a Full Professor at the Faculty of EEMCS, University of Twente, leading the Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES) Chair, where he is responsible for a number of research projects sponsored by the European Economic Community (EC) and the Dutch Government in the field of multimedia and efficient reconfigurable systems. After receiving the M.S. degree, he worked for four years at the Research laboratory of Océ, Venlo, The Netherlands. In 1994, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK and in 1998, he was a Visiting Researcher at Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Innovations, Murray Hill, NJ, USA. Since 1999, he has been leading the Chameleon Group, which investigates new hardware and software architectures for energy-efficient systems. Currently, his research interests include low-power communication and reconfigurable architectures for energy reduction.
Biography Updated on 31 October 2010