Speaker Bios

Dr. Damir Jamsek (PhD, Syracuse University, 1990) joined IBM in 1984 in the IBM Federal systems division working on vector processor hybrid systems for radar applications. Dr. Jamsek has also worked in the IBM microelectronics division on PowerPC processor designs. He joined the IBM Austin Research Lab in 1998 where he has worked on microprocessor verification, high-speed circuit design, hybrid accelerated computing using GPUs and FPGAs. As manager of a team doing high speed circuit design, Damir technically lead a team that designed and fabricated a high speed design for a 8GHZ multiplier circuit and 6GHZ SRAM circuit presented at ISSCC 2005 and VLSI 2008 respectively. Since 2008, Damir has worked on compute acceleration using GPUs and FPGAs in the areas of CAD tools, text analytics & compression/decompression. He is now leading efforts in the Austin Research Lab developing hardware and applications for Power series.

H. Peter Hofstee currently works at the IBM Austin Research Laboratory on workload-optimized and hybrid systems. Peter has degrees in theoretical physics (MS, Rijks Universiteit Groningen, Netherlands) and computer science (PhD, California Inst. of Technology). At IBM Peter has worked on microprocessors, including the first CMOS processor to demonstrate GHz operation (1997), and he was the chief architect of the synergistic processor elements in the Cell Broadband Engine, known from its use in the Sony Playstation 3 and the Roadrunner supercomputer that first broke the 1 Petaflop Linpack benchmark. His interests include VLSI, multicore and heterogeneous microprocessor architecture, security, system design and programming. Peter has over 100 patents issued or pending.

Dr. Sunil P. Khatri received the B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India, the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was with Motorola, Inc., for four years, where he was a member of the design teams of the MC88110 and PowerPC 603 RISC microprocessors. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. His research interests include logic synthesis, novel VLSI design approaches to address issues such as power, cross-talk, hardware acceleration of CAD algorithms, and cross-disciplinary applications of these topics. He has coauthored about 175 technical publications, 6 U.S. Patents, 7 research monographs, and 3 book chapters. Dr. Khatri was a recipient of four Best Paper Awards and three separate Best Paper Nominations. He serves as an Associate Editor for the ACM Transactions on Design Automation on Electronic Systems, and has served or serves on the Program Committees of several conferences.