Marcello Traiola, Ph.D.

Inria research scientist (oct.22)

“Chargé de Recherche Classe Normale” (CRCN) (equiv. Associate Professor) - start. Oct. 22
Inria centre at Rennes University , TARAN research group (ex CAIRN ), IRISA laboratory
Keywords: Embedded systems, Hardware Accelerators, Energy-efficient computing, Approximate Computing, Hardware Reliability and Test
Inria IRISATARAN


Résumé

I obtained my “laurea” degrees (BSc and MSc) in Computer Engineering - cum laude - both from the University of Naples “Federico II” , in Italy, in 2012 and 2016, respectively.
In 2019, I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Montpellier , working at the Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier (LIRMM) , in France.
In 2013, I was at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (now part of the group Stellantis ) Information Technology, Excellence and Methods S.p.A. (FCA ITEM), Pomigliano d’arco (Naples, Italy), as a software engineer intern.
From October 2019 to January 2020, I was in the United States for a four-months internship at the semiconductor company MediaTek USA Inc , as an R&D engineer.
From February 2020 to September 2021, I was with the Heterogeneous Systems Design team at the Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology (Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, INL), in France, as a post-doctoral researcher.
Since October 2021, I am with the TARAN research group (ex CAIRN) at the Inria research center at Rennes University , in France, first as a post-doctoral researcher and then as Inria permanent researcher (CRCN) starting in October 2022
My fields of research concern mainly emerging computing paradigms, with a focus on hardware digital design, testing, and reliability. I am an IEEE member.

2022 - ongoing

Research scientist (oct.22)

Inria Research Center, IRISA laboratory Rennes, France

2021 - 2022

Post-doctoral researcher

Inria Research Center, IRISA laboratory Rennes, France

2020 - 2021

Post-doctoral researcher

Lyon Institute of Technology, École Centrale de Lyon, Lyon, France

Oct. 2019 - Jan. 2020

R&D Engineering Internship

MediaTek USA Inc., Woburn (Boston Area) - Massachusetts, USA

2016 - 2019

Ph.D. degree

University of Montpellier - Laboratoire d'Informatique Robotique et Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM), France

Feb. - Jul. 2016

Internship

Laboratoire d'Informatique Robotique et Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM), France

2014 - 2016

Master's degree in Computer Engineering

University 'Federico II' of Naples, Italy

Jun. - Nov. 2013

Internship

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Pomigliano d'arco (Naples), Italy

2012 - 20013

Scholarship holder

Vocational training 'Embedded Software for Automotive', CeRICT scrl - Naples, Italy'

Summer 2012

Internship

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (DIETI), University of Naples Federico II - Italy

2008 - 2012

Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering

University 'Federico II' of Naples, Italy

2003 - 2008

High School Diploma

Liceo Classico Umberto I, Naples, Italy


Experience

Postdoctoral researcher - Inria
Oct 2021 - Sep 2022
This research position mainly focuses on studying the Approximate Computing as an emerging paradigm to design the next-generation resource-efficient and resilient hardware accelerators for artificial intelligence. The research methodology is focused on developing automatic approaches to assess the vulnerable parts of the hardware accelerators, as well as the resilient ones. Hence, fault tolerance approaches will be applied to protect the vulnerabilities and the approximate computing approach will be used to exploit the resiliency and gain in terms of energy efficiency.
Postdoctoral researcher - École Centrale Lyon
Feb 2020 - Sep 2021
The main goal of this post-doc position has been to analyze how emerging computing paradigms can be used to design new hardware accelerators under several constraints, i.e., Area, Energy Efficiency, Accuracy, Reliability, Security, etc. The research methodology was focused on analyzing emerging computing paradigms (especially Approximate Computing) as suitable solution for improving the resource efficiency of the target accelerators by carefully reducing their accuracy. Also, the trade-off between accuracy and reliability was studied. The solutions were evaluated at application level. Among others, Convolutional Neural Newtorks (CNNs) were a target application.
R&D Software Engineering Intern - MediaTek USA Inc
Oct 2019 - Jan 2020
The goal of the 4-month intership was designing and implementing a simulation framework to enable the analysis of lossy data compression in firmware running on Mediatek DSPs.
Software Engineering Intern - FCA
Jun 2013 - Nov 2013
Internship in the context of the IESWECAN project , funded by European Union. I participated in the associated training project as a scholarship holder. The goal of this intership was designing and developing a software solution to help Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) engineers identifying and analyzing critical issues in their embedded software design and test phases. FCA is now Stellantis.

Education

2016 - 2019
Ph.D. Degree in Computer Engineering
University of Montpellier, France
2014 - 2016
Master of Science in Computer Engineering
University of Naples, 'Federico II'
Final grade: 110/110 cum Laude
2012 - 2013
Training project - IESWECAN (funded by European Union)
FIAT GROUP AUTOMOBILES SPA, University of Naples, 'Federico II'
2008 - 2012
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
University of Naples, 'Federico II'
Final grade: 110/110 cum Laude
2003 - 2008
High School
Liceo Classico 'Umberto I' di Napoli
Final grade: 100/100

Research activities

News

Our paper 'Towards the Integration of Reliability and Security Mechanisms to Enhance the Fault Resilience of Neural Networks' has been selected among the three best papers at SELSE 2022 and will be part of a special session at DSN 2022, in Baltimore, MD, USA, on June 27-30.

Our article 'A Genetic-algorithm-based Approach to the Design of DCT Hardware Accelerators' has been published in the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems. Check it out on HAL. Check it out on the Editor website.

Our paper 'Design Space Exploration of Approximation-Based Quadruple Modular Redundancy Circuits' has been published in the proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) 2021. Check it out on HAL. Check it out on the Editor website.

Our article 'Towards the Integration of Reliability and Security Mechanisms to Enhance the Fault Resilience of Neural Networks' has been published in the IEEE Access Journal. Check it out on the Editor website.

Our article 'Investigating data representation for efficient and reliable Convolutional Neural Networks' has been published in the Microprocessors and Microsystems Journal from Elsevier. Check it out on HAL. Check it out on the Editor website.

Our article 'Multi-Objective Application-driven Approximate Design Method' has been published in the IEEE Access Journal. Check it out on the Editor website.

Author
I am co-author of 2 book chapters, 9 journal articles, 27 conference papers and also several other contributions to national/international workshops without formal proceedings.
Editor
I serve as topic editor of the MDPI Electronics journal. I am guest co-editor of the Special Issue ‘Dependability of Emerging Computing Paradigms and Technologies in IoT-Oriented Circuits, Architectures and Algorithms’ .
We are seeking original research articles, review articles as well as short communications to publish. Submit your article by January 31, 2023 !
Program committee
I have been serving as program committee member of international conferences and workshops, such as:
41st IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS) 2023
28th IEEE European Test Symposium 2023
28th IEEE Latin-American Test Symposium 2023
28th IEEE International Symposium on On-Line Testing and Robust System Design (IOLTS) 2022
40th IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS) 2022
IEEE/ITRI International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test (VLSI-DAT) 2022
39th IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS) 2021
27th IEEE International Symposium on On-Line Testing and Robust System Design (IOLTS) 2021
16th IEEE International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era (DTIS) 2021
6th IEEE Automotive Reliability, Test & Safety (ARTS) 2021
1st Automotive Reliability and Test Workshop in Europe (ARTe) 2021
5th Workshop on Approximate Computing (AxC) 2020
Reviewer
I also serve as external reviewer for some international journals and conferences
IEEE Transactions on Computers (ToC)
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC)
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I)
ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS)
ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC)
Elsevier Microelectronics Reliability,
IEEE Micro
IEEE Design & Test
MDPI Electronics
Springer JETTA
and others
IEEE/ACM/CEDA Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE)
IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS)
IEEE International Symposium on On-Line Testing and Robust System Design (IOLTS)
IEEE 16th International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era (DTIS)
IEEE NEWCAS
Invited talks
I’ve been invited to give talks in the following occasions:
Misc
I am in charge of the website of IEEE Test Technology Technical Community (TTTC), a volunteer professional organization sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society.

Conference organization

2023
Event
26th IEEE/ACM/CEDA Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) 2023
Role

Event
41st IEEE VLSI Test Symposium 2023 (VTS 2023)
Role
Publication Chair and Media Chair Preview
Event website

2022
Event
25th IEEE/ACM/CEDA Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) 2022
Role
Review vice chair Preview
Event website

Event
40th IEEE VLSI Test Symposium 2022 (VTS 2022)
Role

Event
28th IEEE International Symposium on On-Line Testing and Robust System Design (IOLTS 2022)
Role
Special session chair Preview
Event website

Event
The 18th IEEE Workshop on Silicon Errors in Logic – System Effects (SELSE) 2022
Role
Program co-chair Preview
Event website

Event
European Automotive Reliability, Test, and Safety workshop (eARTS) 2022
Role
Publicity co-chair Preview
Event website

Event
European Workshop on Silicon Lifecycle Management (eSLM) 2022
Role

Event
2nd IEEE International Workshop on Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) 2022
Role
Web chair
Event website

2021
Event
16th IEEE International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era (DTIS 2021)
Role
Special-session chair Preview
Event website

Event
39th IEEE VLSI Test Symposium 2021 (VTS 2021)
Role
Media co-chair Preview
Event website

Event
27th IEEE International Symposium on On-Line Testing and Robust System Design (IOLTS 2021)
Role

Event
1st IEEE International Workshop on Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) 2021
Role

Event
1st IEEE Automotive Reliability and Test workshop in Europe (ARTe 2021)
Role

Event
Test Spring School (TSS) @ European Test symposium (ETS) 2021
Role

2020
Event
15th IEEE International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era (DTIS 2020)
Role

Event
26th IEEE International Symposium on On-Line Testing and Robust System Design (IOLTS 2020)
Role
Local Arrangement Chair Preview
Event website

2019
Event
22nd IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (DDECS 2019)
Role

Event
13ème Colloque National du GDR SOC2, 2019
Role
Organizing and Web chair Preview
Event website

2018
Event
13th IEEE International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era (DTIS 2018)
Role


Teaching activities

Supervision
I’ve been co-supervising several students during their PhD thesis and Master’s degree projects
Sep. 2022 - Ongoing
Romaric Pegdwende NIKIEMA (Ph.D. student at Inria Rennes, Rennes University, France)
Subject

Nov. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Umberto FERRANDINO (last year engineering student, University of Naples, 'Federico II', Italy)
Subject
Master’s thesis: ‘Synthesis of Finite State Machines on Memristor Crossbar’. I was part of the committee of Umberto’s Master’s thesis defense at the University of Naples, ‘Federico II’, as co-supervisor. Umberto was an intern at LIRMM, France, in 2017.
Umberto's Linkedin profile

Sep. 2020 - Apr. 2021
Damien BERRIAUD and Rémi BOURGERIE (2nd year engineering students, École Centrale de Lyon)
Subject
Research Application Project (PAr): ‘Material Accelerator for Deep Learning’

Sep. 2020 - Apr. 2021
Emma DELAROZIERE, Antoine WAEGERT, Mengqian ZOU and Ariel Rodriguez ALANIS (2nd year engineering students, École Centrale de Lyon)
Subject
Research Application Project (PAr): ‘Comparison of local and global optimizations of a RISC-V processor core’

Feb. 2022 - Jul. 2022
Alfredo MICCICHÈ (last year engineering student, University of Palermo, Italy)
Subject
Master’s thesis: ‘Reliability assessment of FPGA-based hardware accelerators for Deep Neural Networks’ in the context of the RE-TRUSTING project (ANR-21-CE24-0015). Alfredo is an intern at Inria centre of Rennes, France, since February 2022.
Alfredo's Linkedin profile

Mid. 2019 - ongoing
Nikolaos DELIGIANNIS (Ph.D. student at Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Subject
Study of the aspects related to the use of memory encryption as a fault tolerance mechanism in microprocessor-based systems and in deep learning applications using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)
Nick's Linkedin profile

Mid. 2020 - Feb. 2022
Salvatore BARONE (Ph.D. student at the University of Naples, 'Federico II', Italy)
Subject
Study of automatic methodologies to generate approximate variants of applications suitable for hardware synthesis, by analyzing the resilience of applications to the approximation inaccuracies and the corresponding gains in terms of energy, performance, and area. Salvatore was a visiting student at INL, France, in 2021. Salvatore graduated in February 2022
Salvatore's Linkedin profile

Late 2020 - Mid. 2022
Annachiara RUOSPO (Ph.D. student at Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Subject
Study of the reliability of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) by assessing the critical parts and applying partial protections. Annachiara was a visiting student at INL, France, in 2021.
Annachiara's personal page

Late 2021 - ongoing
Ali PIRI (Ph.D. student at Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, France)
Subject
Design and implement a design space exploration framework able to automatically explore the impact of different approximate operators on a given application and to select the best one according to the required level of accuracy and the available HW architecture. In the context of the ESR 6 of the APROPOS project (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020, grant Agreement 956090)
Ali's Linkedin profile

Teaching
2020/2021
Electronic systems (microprocessor architecture)
Subject
Laboratories at École Centrale de Lyon, ’tronc commun, ingénieurs généralistes'

2017/2018
Object Oriented (OO) programming (C++)
Subject
Laboratories at University of Montpellier, Master 2 EEA.

2017/2018, 2018/2019
Advanced programming (C)
Subject
Laboratories at University of Montpellier, Master 1 EEA.

2017/2018, 2018/2019
STM32 ARM Cortex Microcontroller
Subject
Lectures and laboratories - University of Montpellier, Licence 3 EEA
Slides and labs 2018/2019: HLEE503 STM32 (L3 EEA, UM)


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Marcello Traiola
Inria Rennes - IRISA Laboratory (UMR 6074) - TARAN research group
263 avenue du Général Leclerc, 35042 RENNES cedex, France
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