Leonel Sousa. WG 1 Leader


Professor Leonel Sousa
INESC-ID, IST, Universidade de Lisboa
Rua Alves Redol, 9
1000-029 Lisboa
Email: las@inesc-id.pt
Tel: +351 213100300
Fax: +351 213145843
Web: http://sips.inesc-id.pt/las


Leonel Sousa Full Professor (Professor Catedrático) since December 2010, in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at IST, Universidade de Lisboa, and Senior Researcher at INESC-ID since 1998. He has held various top responsibilities both at IST and at INESC-ID, such as Chair of the Board of Directors of INESC-ID (2009-2013), Director of the ECE BSc and MSc programs (2008-2013) and Vice-President of the Scientific Council of IST, responsible for the PhD programs and research activities.

Research interests include architectures and circuits for general purpose and specialized processing, and high performance and parallel computing. He has contributed with more than 70 papers in scientific journals and 170 in conferences. He has been the principal investigator (PI) in 4 multiannual research projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and participated in more than 20 other national and European research projects. He has been invited to give talks in universities, industries and conferences.  Associated Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. He was also General-Chair of several Conferences, such as EUSIPCO 2014, HiPEAC WRC 2010, ISPDC 2009, and Program Chair of HeteroPar 2009 and HiPEAC WRC 2009, Chair of the Track “Software” of  SBAC–PAD (2014), of the Topic “Scheduling and Load Balancing” of Euro-Par (2012), and of the Track “Applications, Systems, Architectures, and Processors” of SAMOS X (2010). He has received several awards during the last years, such as:  Fellow of the IET, 2013; Best Paper Award on the Conference on Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing (DASIP), 2013; and “Stamatis Vassiliadis” Best Paper Award, on the 11th International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling and Simulation (SAMOS XI), 2011.