Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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|Gianvito Urgese is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Dept. of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino. He received his M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He designed, during his M.Sc. thesis, an optimized HW accelerator for sequence alignment, implemented in VHDL on a systolic array architecture. He was, in 2011, research trainee at Teseo S.p.A. involved in the design of a system for structural health monitoring in composite materials. In 2008 he collaborate with the INRIM institute for a project concerning the redefinition of Boltzmann constant.
His research interests focus on: (i) Research and design of optimized task-specific bioinformatics algorithms; (ii) Development of tools for the study of non coding biological sequences (miRNA, siRNA and lncRNA); (iii) Design of heterogeneous SW/HW architectures to accelerate bioinformatics algorithms, including parallel implementation on FPGA and GPU; (iv) Design of placement and routing algorithms for the mapping of Spiking Neural Networks in the SpiNNaker neuromorphic platform.