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Technical role(s) within Artist2
- Collaboration with Dortmund Uni. on high-level transformations for source code optimization.

Research interests
- Francky Catthoor received a Ph.D. in El. Eng. from the K.U.Leuven, Belgium in 1987. Since then, he has headed several research domains in the area of architectural methodologies and system synthesis for embedded multimedia and telecom applications, all within the DESICS division at IMEC, Leuven, Belgium. His current research activities mainly belong to the field of system-level exploration, with emphasis on data storage/transfer and concurrency exploitation, both in customized and programmable (parallel) instruction-set processors.

Role in leading conferences/journals/etc in the area
- Francky Catthoor has (co-)authored over 500 papers in international conferences and journals, and has worked on 8 text books in this domain. He was the program chair and organizer of several conferences including ISSS’97 and SIPS’01.

Notable past projects
- CATHEDRAL II project
Production of a synthesis system for multiprocessor DSPs.
DAB-LP project
Specification transformations to minimise access to large memories and distant data in DSP systems; applied to a DAB IC.
DACMA project
Design Methodologies and Advanced Designs for Communication and Multimedia Applications

Awards / Decorations
- Francky Catthoor is currently a research fellow within the DESICS division at IMEC and an IEEE fellow.

Further Information
- Francky Catthoor is also professor at the K.U.Leuven.

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