Luca Benini
Award Recipient


Luca Benini holds the chair of digital Circuits and systems at ETHZ and is Full Professor at the Universita di Bologna. He received a PhD from Stanford University. He has been visiting professor at Stanford University, IMEC, EPFL. He has worked in Synopsys, Hewlett-Packard Labs and he served as chief architect in STmicroelectronics France. Dr. Benini’s research interests are in energy-​efficient parallel computing systems, smart sensing micro-​systems and machine learning hardware.  Prof. Benini is the leader of the PULP (parallel-ultra-low power) open source hardware platform  based on the RISC-V ISA.  In his early career he also made pioneering contributions to the fields of Networks-on-Chip, and design automation for low power digital circuits and systems.  He has published more than 1000 peer-​reviewed papers and five books.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the ACM and a member of the Academia Europaea. He is the recipient of the 2016 IEEE CAS Mac Van Valkenburg award, the 2020 EDAA achievement Award and the 2020 ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Award.


2023 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award
“For contributions to energy-efficient circuits and architectures and related design methods and tools.”
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