Managing Director: Manages the IT4Innovations Project
Martin Palkovič received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (with highest distinction) from the Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2001, and his M.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Economics, Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2000. He joined imec Leuven, Belgium in 2001, where he has been a researcher in the Design Technology department from 2001 to 2008 and senior researcher in the Circuits and Systems for ICT department since 2009. From 2002 to 2007 he was also working towards the Ph.D. degree in the department of Electrical Engineering at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands. At imec, Dr. Palkovič among other things participated in implementing innovative solutions for information and communication technologies for large multinational companies (e.g. Samsung, Panasonic) and led the technology transfer of imec MPSoC technology to Toshiba. Since 2012 he is the director of IT4Innovations, the national supercomputing cente r in Czech Republic. His research interests include high-level optimizations in data dominated multimedia applications and wireless systems, parallel platform architectures for low power, and mapping techniques for multi-core SDR as well as synergies between the embedded systems and HPC systems. He is author and co-author of more than 50 publications in the embedded system domain. He was the general chair of HiPEAC 2016 in Prague and since 2016 he is member of the Horizon 2020 „Future and Emerging Technologies“ Advisory Group. He speaks English, German, Dutch and French.