PhD Jean-Michel Chabloz
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION
Jean-Michel Chabloz from Aosta, Italy has been a graduate student at school of ICT during the latest years. In March he graduated as a PhD in Electronic and Computer Systems on the topic Globally-Ratiochronous, Locally-Synchronous Systems.
Where are you from and where did you study before coming to KTH-ICT?
– I come from Aosta, a small town in northern Italy and I got my bachelor from Politecnico di Torino, in Turin, Italy. I started my master in Politecnico di Torino but came to KTH as an exchange student during the second year of my master.
What is your topic and why did you choose it?
– My PhD thesis is on-chip synchronization issues. Mainly, I chose it because my supervisor proposed it to me, as he got money for a project related to this topic. The topic was therefore chosen randomly but throughout the years I grew more and more interested in it and now I consider it a very interesting subject.
Describe your topic in short
– Chips nowadays often contain modules running at different clock frequencies. It is important that these modules can communicate together efficiently (with a low cost, low area, high performances) but connecting them is not an easy task because of synchronization issues that can corrupt data.
Tell us something about your results
– There are several existing solutions for solving this problem but we tried to find something better than all existing solutions. We managed to develop interfaces that, in some situations, are much faster compared to state-of-the-art solutions that can be found in literature and are only a little more complex to implement.
What would the future bring for your research topic?
– This reasearch topic will become more and more important because systems use more and more often modules running at different frequencies.
What are your future plans?
– My plan is to stay in Stockholm and work in the industry at least for some time. Maybe I will go back to research in the future.