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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



Ben Juurlink and Jan Lucas and Nadjib Mammeri and Martyn Bliss and Georgios Keramidas and Chrysa Kokkala and Andrew Richards (2017). The LPGPU2 Project: Low-Power Parallel Computing on GPUs: Extended Abstract. Proceedings of the 20th International Workshop on Software and Compilers for Embedded Systems. ACM, 76–80.

Philipp Habermann and Chi Ching Chi and Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa and Ben Juurlink (2017). Syntax Element Partitioning for high-throughput HEVC CABAC Decoding. Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2017), 1308-1312.

Matthias Göbel and Ahmed Elhossini and Chi Ching Chi and Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa and Ben Juurlink (2017). A Quantitative Analysis of the Memory Architecture of FPGA-SoCs. Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC 2017). Best Paper Award winner.

Sohan Lal and Jan Lucas and Ben Juurlink (2017). E²MC: Entropy Encoding based Memory Compression for GPUs. Proc. 31st IEEE Int. Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)

Biagio Cosenza and Juan Durillo and Stefano Ermon and Ben Juurlink (2017). Autotuning Stencil Computations with Structural Ordinal Regression Learning. IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), 287–296.

Sohan Lal and Ben Juurlink (2018). A Case for Memory Access Granularity Aware Selective Lossy Compression for GPUs. ACM Student Research Competition Poster and Extended Abstract at the 51st IEEE/ACM Int. Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO)

Biagio Cosenza and Nikita Popov and Ben H. H. Juurlink and Paul Richmond and Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh and Carmine Spagnuolo and Gennaro Cordasco and Vittorio Scarano (2018). OpenABL: A Domain-Specific Language for Parallel and Distributed Agent-Based Simulations. 24th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par) 2018, 505–518.

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.

Daniel Maier and Biagio Cosenza and Ben Juurlink (2018). Local Memory-Aware Kernel Perforation. Proceedings of the 2018 International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization. ACM.

Biao Wang and Diego Felix de Souza and Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa and Chi Ching Chi and Ben Juurlink and Aleksandar Ilić and Nuno Roma and Leonel Sousa (2018). Highly Parallel HEVC Decoding for Heterogeneous Systems with CPU and GPU. Signal Processing: Image Communication

Jan Lucas and Sohan Lal and Ben Juurlink (2018). Optimal DC/AC Data Bus Inversion Coding. Proc. Int. Conf on Design Automation, and Test in Europe,(DATE)

Hossein Amiri and Asadollah Shahbahrami and Angela Pohl and Ben Juurlink (2018). Performance Evaluation of Implicit and Explicit SIMDization. Microprocessors and Microsystems. Elsevier.

Christina Quast and Angela Pohl and Biagio Cosenza and Ben Juurlink and Rainer Schwemmer (2018). Accelerating the RICH Particle Detector Algorithm on Intel Xeon Phi. Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing (PDP), 2018 26th Euromicro International Conference on, 368–375.

Angela Pohl and Biagio Cosenza and Ben Juurlink (2018). Control Flow Vectorization for ARM NEON. Proceedings of the 21st International Workshop on Software and Compilers for Embedded Systems, 66–75.

Sohan Lal and Jan Lucas and Ben Juurlink (2018). Memory Access Granularity Aware Lossy Compression for GPUs. Proc. 14th Int. Summer School on Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems, Fiuggi, Italy (ACACES' 8)

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