We would like to welcome Jiahong Bi to the CC Chair! Jiahong obtained his master’s degree on computer science from the TU Dresden in 2023 and his bachelor’s degree on engineering from eh Xidian University in China in 2019. Jiahong worked at the CC Chair as a student researcher, contributing for instance to the base2 MLIR dialect for custom representations, and in the context of his master thesis. In his thesis, entitled “A Lowering for High-Level Data Flows to Reconfigurable Hardware”, Jiahong worked on a novel dataflow MLIR dialect and a lowering path via high-level synthesis using the CIRCT project for FPGAs. He was supervised by Karl A. Friebel and Felix Suchert. With his expertise in high-level representations in compilers and tool-flows for heterogeneous systems, Jiahong will help our team in several projects that build around MLIR, most prominently on the MYRTUS EU Project. We are very happy to have Jiahong with us and are looking forward to working with him as PhD student.
Asif A. Khan was awarded the “3m5 Excellence Award – herausragende Dissertation” for his thesis “Design and Code Optimization for Systems with Next-generation Racetrack Memories”. Racetrack memories (RTMs) are an emerging type of memory with the potential to revolutionize computing systems by virtually removing the memory wall. Asif’s thesis contains a collection of outstanding innovative ideas, methods and tools to optimize systems with racetrack memories. His work on emerging memories, computer architectures and compilers has led to above 25 publications and several 3rd party-funded projects. Asif joined the CC Chair in 2017 and continues to work with us in his new role as Postdoc. The award was handed during this year's OUTPUT.DD science event. We are happy for Asif, congratulations! Photo credits: (c) 3m5.