David Novo, tenured full-time researcher at LIRMMMain Research Interests:
From January 2017, I will be a tenured full-time researcher (aka Chargé de Recherche, CR1) for the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in the ADAptive Computing (ADAC) group at the Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics (LIRMM).
Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences, where I joined the Processor Architecture Laboratory (LAP) in November 2010. Even longer ago, I conducted my doctoral research at the Wireless Group in the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), receiving the Ph.D in Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) in 2010.
Why My Research Matters?
Fully renewable energy production, ubiquitous clean water supply, and personalized medicine are amongst the most important challenges facing mankind. I believe that engineering should play a key role in enabling novel and practical solutions to these paramount problems. In particular, more powerful analytic tools and more efficient technology will certainly catalyze the scientific process to find the desperately-needed solutions. Accordingly, my research focuses on discovering design methods to better explore the optimal alternatives in the implementation of digital computers. Actually, digital computer design is a multi-objective optimization problem, where only a few concrete realizations represent optimal tradeoffs between design objectives. Thus, I eagerly work in a number of research projects that aim at improving current digital computers in their key features, including energy efficiency, computational performance, productivity, cost and security.