20th International Conference
on Field Programmable Logic and Applications
Milano, ITALY, Aug. 31st - Sep. 2nd, 2010

Customising field programmability

Wayne Luk
Imperial College London

We have come a long way since the first FPL took place at Oxford in 1991. Various customisations of field-programmability, particularly in the form of field-programmable gate arrays and reconfigurable computing systems, have led to many exciting innovations in electronic design and applications. This talk provides a review of our progress in customizing field-programmability for devices and systems, and suggests some promising directions for the future.

Speaker's bio
Wayne Luk is Professor of Computer Engineering at Imperial College London. He founded and leads the Computer Systems Section and the Custom Computing Group in Department of Computing, and was Visiting Professor at Stanford University and Queen's University Belfast. His research interests include reconfigurable computing, field-programmable devices and systems, and design automation. Ten of his papers received awards from the ASAP, FPL, FPT, SAMOS, SPL and ERSA conferences, and he also won a Research Excellence Award from Imperial College London. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the BCS, and is Editor-in-Chief for ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems.