• Full Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Politecnico di Milano;
  • Chair of the Research Area on Computer Science and Engineering at the Dept. of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano;
  • IEEE Fellow (class 2017).

Short Bio

Cristina Silvano is a Full Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. She is currently the Chair of the Research Area on Computer Science and Engineering at the Dept. of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering. In 2019-2021 she was Vice-Chair of the PhD Program in Information Technology for Computer Science and Engineering. In 2017, she has been nominated IEEE Fellow for contributions to energy-efficient computer architectures. She annually teaches basic and advanced courses on computer architectures and operating systems. Her research focuses on Computer Architectures and Electronic Design Automation, with emphasis on power-aware design for embedded systems, design space exploration of energy-efficient computer architectures and application autotuning for manycore architectures and High-Performance Computing.

She was European Project Coordinator of the H2020-FET-HPC project ANTAREX-671623 (2015-2018) on “Autotuning and adaptivity approach for energy efficient exascale HPC systems”. She was Project Coordinator of two European projects: FP7-2PARMA-248716 (2010-2013) and FP7-MULTICUBE-216693 (2008-2010). She is currently co-responsible for the DEIB research unit in the H2020 Exscalate4COV (E4C) European project on faster drug discovery to fight the Coronavirus and the LIGATE EuroHPC project. She is currently responsible for the DEIB research unit in the H2020 AI4DI European Project on Artificial Intelligence for Digitizing Industry. She has been Principal Investigator of two 3-year research grants funded by STMicroelectronics. 

She is an active member of the scientific community and she regularly serves in several international program committees. She also organized 15 international conferences / workshops as Program Chair or General Chair. She is Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Computers (TC) and the ACM Trans. on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO). She served as Independent Expert Reviewer for the European Commission and for several National Science Foundations.

Her scientific production consists of more than 200 publications. In particular, she is co-author of more than 40 top-tier journal publications (including the IEEE/ACM Transactions) and more than 120 scientific publications on top-tier international conferences. According to Google Scholar, her h-index is 40 and total number of citations is 4600+. She is inventor or co-inventor of 11 international patents (7 out of 11 already granted). She was advisor of 70+ M.Sc. students and advisor/co-advisor of 12 Ph.D. students and 4 Post-doc researchers.