Luigi Carro was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1962. He received the Electrical Engineering and the M.S. degrees from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, in 1985 and 1989, respectively. From 1989 to 1991, he worked at ST-Microelectronics, Agrate, Italy, in the R&D group. In 1996, he received the Ph.D. degree in the area of computer science from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. He is presently working as a Professor at the Applied Informatics Department, the Informatics Institute of UFRGS, in charge of computer architecture and organization disciplines at the undergraduate levels. He is also a Member of the Graduation Program in Computer Science at UFRGS, where he is coresponsible for courses on embedded systems, digital signal processing, and VLSI design. His primary research interests include embedded systems design, validation, automation and test, fault tolerance for future technologies and rapid system prototyping. He has advised more than 20 graduate students, and has published more than 150 technical papers on those topics. He has authored a book titled Digital systems Design and Prototyping coauthored two books titled Fault-Tolerance Techniques for SRAM-based FPGAs and Dynamic Reconfigurable Architectures and Transparent optimization Techniques. In 2007, he received the prize FAPERGS: Researcher of the Year in Computer Science.
Biography Updated on 2 March 2011