Gerard J.M. Smit

Gerard J.M. Smit received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. He finished his Ph.D. thesis entitled “The Design of Central Switch Communication Systems for Multimedia Applications” in 1994. He currently is a Full Professor with the faculty of EEMCS, University of Twente, leading the CAES chair, where he is responsible for a number of research projects sponsored by the EC, industry and Dutch government in the field of streaming applications and efficient reconfigurable systems. After receiving the M.Sc. degree, he worked for four years at the Research laboratory of Océ, Venlo, the Netherlands. In 1994, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK and, in 1998, he was a Visiting Researcher with Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Innovations, Murray Hill, NJ. Since 1999, he has been leading the Chameleon group, which investigates new hardware and software architectures for energy-efficient systems. Currently his research interests include low-power communication, and reconfigurable architectures for energy reduction. He co-author of more than 200 research papers (see The research has resulted in three start-up companies: Recore systems, Smart Sign solutions and HOMA Software.