Computer Systems E7 / Desno


  • Computer architectures
  • Embedded systems
  • Electronic test
  • Parallel computing
  • Optimization algorithms
  • Computer vision

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Head of Department
Asst. Prof. Gregor Papa, Ph. D.,

Jolanda Jakofčič,
Telephone: +386 1 477 35 82
Fax: +386 1 477 38 82

The research in high-level synthesis is focused on hardware implementation and optimization of algorithms in different applications, such as cryptography, 3D-data compression, intelligent sensors, etc. Our expertly qualified members give lectures and participate as mentors at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School in the areas of processor architectures, embedded systems, and design and test.

In our research we frequently meet with hard combinatorial and numerical problems in various domains of theoretical interest and practical applications. For their solutions we apply bio-inspired algorithms including genetic algorithms, neural networks and ant-colony optimization. These methods have been successfully applied to real-world problems, such as minimization of the power losses of a universal electro-motor, optimization of an electro-motor casing with reduced production costs, optimization of the coolant flow settings for the continuous casting of steel, and dietary menu planning.

We have rich tradition in the area of electronic test, with early work in oscillation based test of mixed-signal circuits. Currently we focus on built-in self-test solutions and test methods related to standards IEEE Std 1149.1, IEEE Std 1149.4 and IEEE Std 1500.

We participate in European projects, among them, 5.fp IST project EuNICE-Test, and 6.fp project ARFLEX (Adaptive Robots for Flexible Manufacturing Systems).