Dr. Ir. Zaid Al-Ars

Zaid Al-Ars is an assistant professor at the Computer Engineering Lab of the Delft University of Technology, where he leads the research and education activities of the multi/many-core research theme of the lab. His work focuses on addressing the bottlenecks in multicore architectures and proposing optimized solution alternatives for system performance, memory, power, reliability, etc. The research interests of Dr. Al-Ars include:

  • Methods for application domain analysis and mapping to appropriate multicore architectures (CPU, GPU, FPGA)
  • Design and optimization of interconnect solutions to improve system performance and relieve data transfer bottlenecks
  • Test and reliability improvement for multicore systems using the abundant computational resources available in these systems
  • Analysis and development of multicore systems to accelerate bio-informatics and other big data applications

Dr. Al-Ars is also a co-founder of Bluebee, a high-tech startup active in the intersection between the fields of cloud computing, high-performance computing and genomics applications. Prior to joining the TUDelft, Dr. Al-Ars spent a number of years in the Product Engineering Group of Infineon Technologies and Siemens Semiconductors in Munich, Germany, where he was responsible for constructing new test methodologies to reduce the overall cost of the memory production test flow.

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