Dr. Kubilay Atasu received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul in 2008 and joined IBM Research - Zurich in the same year. From 2001 to 2002, he was with University of Lugano. From 2002 to 2003, he was with Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). From 2005 to 2008, he was with Imperial College London. He spent the summer of 2006 at Stanford University. His research interests include parallel computer architectures and algorithms, design of hardware accelerators, and use of hardware/software co-design and reconfigurable computing techniques to improve the computational efficiency, especially of Big Data applications.
Kubilay 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 ASAP 2013, a general co-chair of ASAP 2014, and a program co-chair of the 10th HiPEAC Workshop on Reconfigurable Computing. He 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 2016, Kubilay taught the "Parallel Computer Architecture" course at the University of Tuebingen.