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Antonio González

ICREA Acadèmia 2014 & 2019

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Engineering Sciences

Antonio González

Antonio González (PhD 1989) is a Full Professor at the Computer Architecture Department of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and the director of the ARCO research group. He was the founding director of the Intel Barcelona Research Center from 2002 to 2014.

He has published 380+ papers, has given 130+ invited talks and holds 53 patents in the area of computer architecture. He has served as associate editor for five IEEE and ACM journals, program chair and general chair for the most prestigious symposia in his area, and member of the program committee for 130+ symposia. He has a long track record of innovations in commercial products, especially microprocessors.

Antonio’s awards include the best student in computer engineering in Spain, the Rosina Ribalta award, the Duran Farell award, the Aritmel National Award of Informatics, the King Jaime I award and the ICREA Academia award. He is recipient of an ERC Advanced Grant and is a Fellow of IEEE and ACM.

Research interests

Antonio’s research has focused on computer architecture, compilers and parallel processing, with special emphasis on microarchitecture and code generation techniques for the design of power efficient and reliable computing systems.

His latest research activities focus on the area of domain-specific architectures, with special emphasis on Cognitive Computing and Graphics domains. Regarding Cognitive Computing architectures, his goal is to devise new “intelligent” devices that will help people in their daily routines at work, home or for entertainment. In particular, he is investigating novel architectures for computer vision, language processing and autonomous driving systems. In the area of Graphics, his work focuses on energy-efficient graphics processors that can provide reach user experiences for animated applications running in extremely power constrained devices such as smartphones or other portable devices.


computer architecture, processor microarchitecture, power-efficiency, memory architecture, graphics processors, cognitive computing systems.

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