Dipartimento di Ingegneria elettrica ed elettronica

Paolo Meloni is currently assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE) at the University of Cagliari. He is author of several international papers and tutor of many bachelor and master students’ thesis in Electronic Engineering. His research activity is mainly focused on the development of advanced digital systems, with emphasis on the application-driven design and programming of multi-core on-chip architectures and FPGAs.

Academic education:

  • Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
    University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    November 2004 – October 2007
    Thesis title: “Design and optimization techniques for VLSI network on chip architectures”
  • Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering
    University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    September 1998 – October 2004
    Thesis title: “Sviluppo di architetture VLSI per Network on Chip: moduli di conversione OCP-Xpipes”

Scientific activity:

Paolo Meloni is assistant professor at the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering
October 2012 – today

Paolo Meloni has worked as research assistant at the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering
November 2007 – October 2012

Research fellowships:

  • SHAPES: Design of advanced on-chip communication architectures
  • Development and design of hardware components for on-chip communication architectures for high-performance computing
  • SHMPI: Scalable Heterogeneous Multi-Processor Infrastructure.

Activity topics:

  • Advanced Digital Systems Development and application-driven design of multiprocessor on-chip architectures
  • Advanced architectures for on-chip interconnections Methodologies for the on-chip interconnect design and optimization with “technology and implementation awareness”
  • Methodologies for the pre-estimation of power consumption and area occupation in network-on-chip hardware modules
  • Multi-objective optimization of memory hierarchies and interconnection network in parallel on-chip architectures
  • Heterogeneous systems-on-chip for parallel computing.


  • SHAPES: Scalable Software Hardware Application Platform for Embedded Systems – FP6 EU funding (2006-2009)
  • ALBA: Low-power reconfigurable computing for digital signal processing – MIUR National Funding (2007- today)
  • MADNESS: Methods for predictAble Design of heterogeneous Embedded Systems with adaptivity and reliability Support – FP7 EU funding (2010-today, web: http://www.madnessproject.org)
  • ASAM: Automatic Architecture Synthesis and Application Mapping – Artemis JU Funding (2010-today, web: http://www.asam-project.org)
  • ALOHA (scientific coordinator): Software framework for runtime-Adaptive and secure deep Learning On Heterogeneous Architectures - EU H2020 funding (2018- today, web: https://www.aloha-h2020.eu/)

Other professional activities:

Reviewer for international scientific journals and conferences:

  • TCAD – IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design
  • TVLSI – IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration
  • TCSVT – IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
  • TII – IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • IJHPSA – International Journal of High Performance Systems Architecture
  • Elsevier Journal – Microprocessors and Microsystems
  • Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Transactions on Hipeac
  • Nano-net – ICST Conference on Nano-Networks

Chair-man at the special session on Reconfigurable Computing Architecture at Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing (DASIP) 2010/2011 Conference, Edinburgh, October 28, 2010.

Cadence Design Contest 2008, second place with the project
“Conception and Design of a Smart Vision Sensor”

Teaching activity:


Course: Advanced Embedded Systems

Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari


Previous teaching activity:

  • Lecturer activity:
    Course: Electronics
    Department of Computer Science, University of Cagliari,
    Academic Year: 2007-2008
    Course: Embedded Systems
    Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari,
    Academic Year: 2010-2011
  • Teaching assistant activity:
    Course: Embedded Systems
    Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari
    Academic Year: 2004-2010
    Course: Digital systems and processors
    Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari
    Academic Year: 2004-2007

International research collaborations:

Within his research activity, Paolo Meloni personally and directly cooperates on a daily bases with researches from first-class academic and industrial factors in the field of Electronic Engineering

  • Silicon Hive BV, Eindhoven, The Nederlands
  • Universiteit Leiden, The Nederlands
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Nederlands
  • Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Lantiq, Munich, Germany
  • Technishe Universiteit Eindhoven, The Nederlands
  • iNoCs, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • ST Microelectronics, Catania, Italy
  • Università di Bologna, Italy


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