Dr. Kubilay Atasu obtained in his BSc. and PhD. degrees in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul in 2000 and in 2008, respectively. He joined IBM Research - Zurich in 2008, after holding research positions at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and at Imperial College London, where he worked on the automated synthesis of application-specific processors. At IBM Research, he initially contributed to the design and development of IBM's PowerEN (Edge-of-Network) processor. Later, he initiated and led the design and development of reconfigurable accelerators for high-speed text analytics. Currently, he is developing scalable algorithms and architectures for large-scale graph processing and machine learning.
Dr. Atasu was the recipient of a best paper award at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in 2003, and at the IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP) in 2008. He was a program co-chair of the ASAP 2013 Conference, a general co-chair of the ASAP 2014 Conference, and a program co-chair of the 10th HiPEAC Workshop on Reconfigurable Computing. Dr. Atasu served in the program committees of ASAP, FPL, FPT DATE, ICPP, and CF conferences, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Springer's Journal of Signal Processing Systems (JSPS). In Spring 2016, he taught the "Parallel Computer Architecture" course at the University of Tuebingen to MSc. students.