Lviv Polytechnic National University is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Ukraine. It was founded in 1844 on the basis of the Lviv secondary technical school, which was later converted into a Technical Academy.
At present about 30 thousand students are studying at Lviv Polytechnic. The University trains professionals in 56 directions leading to the degree of Bachelor, and 102 specialties, including 92 specialties leading further to the degree of Master. The academic staff of the university comprises 2200 lecturers, including 226 doctors of sciences, professors and 1100 having Ph. D. degree, associate professors.
The University comprises 16 institutes (among them 12 educational and research institutes), the Distance Learning Institute, the Institute of Post-Diploma Studies, the International Institute of Education, Culture and Links with Ukrainian Diaspora, ELVIT Research Institute, 2 colleges, the Research & Development Department, the Scientific and Technical Library (with about 2 mln. volumes), the Publishing House, the Polytechnic Design Association, the Business Incubator, the Technology Park, “Prosvita” National House, 3 sports and recreation centres: in the Carpathian Mountains (Slavske village) and on the Black Sea coast (in Morske and Alushta).
Lviv Polytechnic occupies 32 teaching and laboratory buildings, two gymnasia (high schools) in Lviv and Sokal, 5 teaching and consulting centres in 5 regions of Ukraine, a geodesy research site in Berezhany, an astronomical and geodetic laboratory (observatory) in Shatsk, 15 hostels, a students’ polyclinic, a hospital and a sanatorium-preventorium.
Lviv Polytechnic is considered to have become a regional center of international cooperation in the spheres of science, education and culture.
Department of Computer Engineering of Lviv Polytechnic National University was founded in 1963. It is the first department within the field of computer engineering in Western Ukraine and to these days it remains the basic educational institution of the computer technology in this region.
Research Group Background
High Performance Intelligent Heterogeneous Computing Group at the Department of Computer Engineering at Lviv Polytechnic National University conducts teaching and research in HPC with particular emphasis on:
– Theoretical foundations of configurable high-performance processors with parallel architecture for general-purpose and application-specific computer systems.
– Theoretical foundations of multi-port memory based on the principles of parallel access to data.
– Methods and tools for high-level design of application-specific processors based on parallel memory.
– Theoretical foundations, methods and tools for design of self-configurable FPGA-based high-performance computer systems.
– Methods and tools for design of autonomous intelligent systems based on the principles of self-organization and machine learning.
– Theoretical foundations of autonomous measuring and computing systems based on intelligent exploration agents.
– Research and design of hardware and software platforms for the applied cyber-physical systems.
Some of the most relevant projects in which the group has participated in the last years are the following:
- Dynamic parallelizing system for SMP processors (project performed according to the agreement on cooperation between LPNU and Nuremberg Institute of Technology).
- Algorithms and processors for fast orthogonal transformations (project performed according to the agreement on cooperation between LPNU and Nuremberg Institute of Technology).
- Autonomous decentralized sensor-and-computer systems for distributed explorations based on mobile explorer stations (founded by Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine).
- Reconstruction of 3-D Objects from Raster Altimeter Data (in cooperation with Intron ltd).
- Non-Destructive Testing Software System for X-ray 3D Computed Tomography (in cooperation with Intron ltd).
- Computer system for Earth’s surface exploration and reconfigurable controller for synchronous channels of system for collecting and processing science information on the satellite “Sich-2” (in cooperation with National Space Agency of Ukraine).
- System of digital operational and technological communications for Ukrainian Railways (in cooperation with Intron ltd).
- Set of processors for information security (in cooperation with Intron ltd).
- Set of IP cores Generators (in cooperation with Intron ltd).
- High-level design tools for ASIC automatic generation (in cooperation with Intron ltd).
- GRID-technologies in education and science (founded by Government of Ukraine).
- Theory of multi-port memory based on the principles of parallel access to data design (founded by Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine).
- Theory of self-configurable FPGA-based computer systems design (in cooperation with Intron ltd).
Professor Anatoliy Melnyk, PhD, D.Sc., head of the Department of Computer Engineering has taken part as a project leader in performing a large number of scientific projects in the field of computer systems, including projects in the frame of international cooperation, in particular: 2-D Fast Hartley and Fourier Transform Processor (University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, Germany, DAAD Grant); Fast Orthogonal Transforms Processor (University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, Germany, Bavarian Ministry Grant); parallelizing compiler for multiprocessor systems (University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, Germany, Bavarian Ministry Grant); the system of three-dimensional objects reconstruction according to the laser range finder (Jena-Optronik, Jena, Germany); mathematical and software tools for industrial computed tomography (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Seoul, Korea); processors of information security (Shera International, Taipei, Taiwan).
His primary research interests lie in computer architecture, high-level computer-aided design of computer systems, high performance and application-specific computer systems. He has written over 400 scientific papers, patents and textbooks. Among them are textbook “Computer Architecture, 2008” and monographs “Personal Supercomputers, 2013”, “Ordered Access Memory, 2014”.
He is a member of IEEE, ACM, International Academy of Computer Science and Systems, Academy of Engineering Sciences of Ukraine, main editor of proceedings “Computer systems and networks” and head of the conference “Advanced Computer Systems and Networks: design and application”.
Major Interest in Action Scientific Topics
Targeted scientific activities will be directed on coordinating of researches in design, research and implementation of large-scale complex systems joining parallel and distributed computing systems. At first these researches will cover the following topics:
- development of new methods and models of information processing in parallel computer systems;
- development of high-level design tools for creation of parallel application-specific computer systems;
- development of new parallel processors for general-purpose and application-specific computer systems;
- development of new parallel computer system architectures;
- creation of new types of parallel computer memory and new types of high-performance computer architecture based on them;
- development of automatic parallelization tools for multiprocessor systems;
- development of Ultrascale FPGA-based configurable and self-configurable computer systems.
These topics are located within the framework of the NESUS Action. As the most active research groups of the world in this area are members of this Action, our participation in its activity will increase the value of our team at the European-level and will increase the level of cooperation between research groups of Ukraine and COST countries which are working in the field of parallel and distributed computing systems.