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Per Gunnar Kjeldsberg

Position: Professor
Office in room B309
Phone: +47 7359 4400 or direct line +47 7359 4405
Fax: +47 7359 1441 
E-mail: Per.Gunnar.Kjeldsberg@iet.ntnu.no 
Date of birth: July 4, 1966

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae (short version)

Research Group

Circuit and Systems Group

Work address

NTNU, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications 
O.S. Bragstads Plass 2A
NO-7491 Trondheim 

Private address

Solbakkestien 2B
NO-7022 Trondheim 
Phone +47 72 55 94 96
Mobile Phone +47 934 59 550


Dr.ing. (PhD, Electrical Engineering), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, March 2001. Thesis: Storage Requirement Estimation and Optimization for Data Intensive Applications.

Siv.ing. (MSc, Electrical Engineering), Norwegian Institute of Technology (now Norwegian University of Science and Technology), June 1992. Diploma thesis: Hurtig simulator for logiske kretser (in English: Fast Simulator for Synchronous Circuits). 

Industrial Work Experience

Between 1992 and 1996 I worked as a Design Engineer at Eidsvoll Electronics AS.

Ph.D. Thesis: Storage Requirement Estimation and Optimization for Data Intensive Applications

I performed my Ph.D. work between August 1996 and March 2001 under the supervision of Prof. Einar J. Aas. My area of research is System Level Design and Hardware/Software Codesign. The research was performed in cooperation with imec in Leuven, Belgium, and co-supervised by Prof. Francky Catthoor. Send me an email if you want to receive a PDF version of the full Thesis.

Teaching Responsibilities

List of publications

A complete list of my publications can be found here.

Current Research Projects

Since my PhD-thesis work, I have continued the cooperation with imec and Prof. Francky Catthoor. In 2011 PhD student Iason Filippopoulos started work with us on ''Utilization of heterogeneous multi-processor system on chip platforms for dynamic embedded applications''. At the same time I became co-supervisor for PhD student Mladen Skelin at Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, with a related project. This current research is done in cooperation also with PhD student Elena Hammari who since 2007 has worked with us on ''Data Dependent Scenario Identification for Task Mapping on Heterogeneous Multi-Processor System-on-Chip''. Also in cooperation with imec, I have previously supervised PhD-student Qubo Hu who defended his thesis ''Hierarchical Memory Size Estimation for Loop Transformation and Data Memory Platform Exploration'' in April 2007. The scenario based research is performed within the scope of a special interest group on ''Scenario Driven Design for Embedded Systems''.

Optimized design of digital signal processing and communication systems. I cooperate closely with the signal processing group at our department and with the Electronics Systems division at Linköping University, Sweden. Important recent projects are/have been Co-optimized Ubiquitous Broadband Access Networks (CUBAN) and CRoss-layer OPtimization in Short-range wireless sensor networks (CROPS). In CUBAN I supervised PhD-students Saeeid Tahmasbi Oskuii (defended his thesis in April 2008) and Asghar Havashki (defended his thesis in October 2009).

You can find more details at the following CAS Research pages
System Level Design and Hardware/Software Codesign
VLSI for Digital Signal Processing

I am a member of the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation, . At NTNU I participate in an inter-department Strategic Research Arena on ''Energy Efficient Computing Systems (EECS)'' as well as special interest groups on embedded systems and multicore programming. I am currently a member of the program committees of the CODES+ISSS, AICCSA, and Norchip conferences.

Research Stays Abroad

Between August 2012 and March 2013 I visited imec Netherlands at the Holst Centre in High Tech Campus, Eindhoven. Jos Hulzink and Francky Catthoor were my hosts.

Between October 2005 and June 2006 I was visiting researcher at Center for Embedded Computer Systems, University of California, Irvine. Professor Nikil Dutt was my host.

Between January 7 and July 2 1999 I visited IMEC, an Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Centre in Leuven, Belgium. I worked with Francky Catthoor and his System Exploration for Memory and Power (SEMP) group. The stay was very rewarding and I returned for a new extended visit between October and December 2000.

Other interests

  • Playing flute and piccolo in Strinda Ungdomskorps.
  • Amateur theatre.
  • Cross-country skiing.
  • Take a look at my Personal Homepage for details.

Editor: Chairman of the Department, Contact address: Per.Gunnar.Kjeldsberg@iet.ntnu.no, Updated: September 6, 2013.