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Prof. Dr. Ben Juurlink



Prof. Dr. Ben Juurlink received the M.Sc. degree from Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, and the Ph.D. degree from Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands, in 1992 and 1997, respectively.

In 1997-1998 he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute in Paderborn, Germany, and from 1998 to 2009 he was a faculty member (first assistant professor, then associate professor) of the Computer Engineering Laboratory of Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Currently, he is professor for Embedded Systems Architectures in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Berlin University of Technology, Berlin, Germany. He is also co-founder of Spin Digital GmbH.

Dr. Juurlink’s research interests include multi- and many-core processors, reconfigurable computing, and the art of mapping applications effectively and efficiently to computer architectures. He has (co-)authored more than 130 articles in international conferences and journals, and received best paper awards at the IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS) in 2002, and at the third IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics – Berlin (ICCE-Berlin). He has also received a Technology Transfer Award from the HiPEAC Network of Excellence for transferring some of the video coding technology that has been developed in his group to a Greece-based SME.

Dr. Juurlink is a senior member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE. He has been the Principal Investigator of several national research projects, Work Package leader in several European projects, and Coordinator of the EU projects LPGPU, Film265, and LPGPU2. He has served on many program committees, is an editor of the Elsevier journal on Microprocessors and Microsystems: Embedded Hardware Design, and was the general co-chair of the HiPEAC conference in 2013.

Professional Experience

Professor for Embedded Systems Architectures

Berlin University of Technology, Germany

01/2010 -

Associate professor

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

02/2007 - 12/2009

Director of education for master's programs in Computer Engineering and Embedded Systems

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

09/2006 - 12/2009

Assistant professor

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

09/1999 - 01/2007

Postdoctoral fellow

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

09/1998 - 08/1999

Postdoctoral fellow

Paderborn University, Germany

01/1997 - 07/1998

Postdoctoral fellow

Leiden University, Netherlands

09/1996 - 12/1996

Visiting researcher

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany


Research assistant

Leiden University, Netherlands

09/1992 - 08/1996

Teaching assistant

Utrecht University, Netherlands

09/1990 - 01/1992


PhD degree in computer science

Leiden University, Netherlands. Thesis title: Computational models for parallel computers


MSc degree in computer science

Utrecht University, Netherlands



Hichem Ben Fakih and Ahmed Elhossini and Ben Juurlink (2015). An Efficient and Flexible FPGA Implementation of a Face Detection System. Proceedings of the 23rd ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays - Poster Abstract

Hichem Ben Fakih and Ahmed Elhossini and Ben Juurlink (2015). An Efficient and Flexible FPGA Implementation of a Face Detection System. Proceedings of ARC 2015, the 11th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing

Chi Ching Chi and Ben Juurlink and C.H. Meenderinck (2010). Evaluation of Parallel H.264 Decoding Strategies for the Cell Broadband Engine. Proceedings International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS)

J. A. Ambrose and Ben Juurlink and S. Irobi (2011). Scratchpad Memory Size Optimization for Real-Time Multiprocess Embedded Applications. World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering

D. Borodin and Ben Juurlink (2010). Protective Redundancy Overhead Reduction Using Instruction Vulnerability Factor. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers

Jan Lucas and Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa and Michael Andersch and Ben Juurlink (2014). Sparkk: Quality-Scalable Approximate Storage in DRAM. The Memory Forum

D. Borodin and Ben Juurlink (2010). Instruction Precomputation with Memoization for Fault Detection. DATE-2010: Proceedings of the Design, Automation and Test in Europe

Matthias Göbel and Ilja Behnke and Ahmed Elhossini and Ben Juurlink (2018). An Application-Specific Memory Management Unit for FPGA-SoCs. Proceedings of the 25th Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop (RAW 2018) at the 32nd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IEEE IPDPS 2018). Nominee for Best Short Paper Award.

Maurice Peemen and Runbin Shi and Sohan Lal and Ben Juurlink and Bart Mesman and Henk Corporaal (2016). The Neuro Vector Engine: Flexibility to Improve Convolutional Net Efficiency for Wearable Vision. Proc. Int. Conf on Design Automation, and Test in Europe,(DATE)

Artur Podobas and Mats Brorsson and Vladimir Vlassov and Chi Ching Chi and Ben Juurlink (2013). Considering Quality-of-Service for Resource Reduction using OpenMP. Proceedings of Sixth Swedish Workshop on Multicore Computing

Benjamin Bross and Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa and Valeri George and Chi Ching Chi and Tobias Mayer and Ben Juurlink and Thomas Schierl (2013). HEVC Real-time Decoding. Proc. SPIE. Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVI, 88561R-88561R-11.

Benjamin Bross and Valeri George and Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa and Tobias Mayer and Chi Ching Chi and Jens Brandenburg and Thomas Schierl and Detlev Marpe and Ben Juurlink (2013). HEVC Performance and Complexity for 4K Video. Proc. Third IEEE Int. Conf. on Consumer Electronics - Berlin (ICCE-Berlin), 44-47.

Gervin Thomas and Karthik Chandrasekar and Benny Akesson and Ben Juurlink and Kees Goossens (2012). A Predictor-Based Power-Saving Policy for DRAM Memories. Digital System Design (DSD), 2012 15th Euromicro Conference on, 882 -889.

Ben Juurlink and Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa and Chi Ching Chi and Arnaldo Azevedo and Cor Meenderinck and Alex Ramirez (2012). Scalable Parallel Programming Applied to H.264/AVC Decoding. Springer.

Matthias Göbel and Ahmed Elhossini and Ben Juurlink (2016). A Trace-based Workflow for Evaluating Application-specific Memory Bandwidth for FPGA-SoCs. Proceedings of the 12th International Summer School on Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems (ACACES 2016)

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