Maxeler Technologies is proud to be supported by a strong team of advisors from industry and academia.
Rob Creamer is a member of the FIA board and the Chairman of the FIA Principal Traders Group (FIA PTG), a group of more than 20 firms that trade their own capital and provide a critical source of liquidity in the exchange-traded markets. Mr. Creamer has served as President and CEO of Geneva Trading since 2010 and has a broad background in all aspects of the trading business. In his role as Chairman of FIA PTG, Mr. Creamer is a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC). He has previously worked in various positions in trading and in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Creamer graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky and received an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Dr. Veljko Milutinovic is a professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. During the 80′s, for about a decade, he was on the faculty of Purdue University in the U.S.A, where he co-authored the architecture and design of the world’s first DARPA GaAs microprocessor. During the 90′s, after returning to Serbia, he took part in teaching and research at a number of major EU schools. He also delivered lectures at Stanford and MIT, and has about 20 books published by leading publishers in the U.S.A. Dr. Milutinovic is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Member of Academia Europaea.
Wayne Luk, Professor of Computer Engineering at Imperial College London, founded the Computer Systems Section and the Custom Computing Research Group there. He is a Senior Advisor of Maxeler, and was Visiting Professor at Stanford University and Queen’s University Belfast. His research sponsors include Altera, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nokia, Sharp, Sony, and Xilinx, as well as the European Commission and research councils in UK and Hong Kong. He is a recipient of over 10 awards for his publications from various international conferences, and he also received a Research Excellence Award from Imperial College London. Prof. Luk is one of the foremost experts on domain specific embedded languages, and he is at the forefront of acceleration technology ideas. He is a fellow of the IEEE and BCS.
Dennis Allison has been a lecturer at Stanford University since 1976, running the EE380 seminar which covers the latest developments in Computer Systems. Dennis is a consultant for Addison Wesley publishers, and was a long-time member of the editorial board of Microprocessor Report. Dennis also serves as an expert in legal disputes involving Copyrights, Patents, and/or Trade Secrets. Over the years his interests and consulting practice have covered a wide domain that includes numerical mathematics, high performance computing, computer systems, geophysics and medical computing.
Masahiro Fujita received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1985 and soon joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. From 1993 to 2000, he was assigned to Fujitsu’s US research office where he directed the CAD research group. In March 2000, he joined the department of Electronic Engineering in the University of Tokyo as a professor. He has written over 100 technical papers on all aspects of logic design CAD and received several awards from major Japanese scientific societies on his works in formal verification and logic synthesis. His Ph.D. thesis, written in early 1980′s, was on model checking.
Paul H J Kelly
Paul Kelly, Professor at Imperial College London, received his PhD in Computer Science from London University. He leads the Software Performance Optimization research group at Imperial College London. His research sponsors include IBM, Microsoft, Arup, Codeplay and The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd, as well as the EPSRC and EU. He has chaired the Software Track at the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), and has served on the Program Committees of the International Conference on Supercomputing, Compiler Construction, Euro-Par, and many other conferences and workshops. His joint work with David Pearce on field-sensitive intra- and inter-procedural pointer alias analysis was incorporated into the GNU Compiler Collection, GCC (release 4.1 and later).
Oliver Pell is at Facebook in London. Previously, Oliver was VP of High Performance Computing at Maxeler and led Maxeler’s core technology development. Oliver holds degrees in electronics and computing from Imperial College London, has authored various scientific publications in top conferences and journals, and is co-inventor of over a dozen patents and patents-pending.
Howard Lee has 20+ years of executive-level experience with large computer companies and emerging firms. He served as General Manager and VP of Product Development and Technology at Unisys, and Senior VP of the Apple Macintosh Division at Apple Computer Inc. As Senior VP of engineering at Sun Microsystems Lee brought SUN servers and workstations to Wall Street, fundamentally changing the way financial computing was executed. He co-founded NanoOpto, a nanotechnology startup in New Jersey. He has extensive experience in on-time engineering design and product delivery, building efficient engineering teams and managing international engineering collaborations and off-shore teams. Lee holds a B.S. in electrical engineering, an M.Eng. in electrical engineering and computer science, and an M.B.A.
Gerald Aigner is currently involved in exploring renewable energy and wireless technologies. Previously, Gerald was an early employee at Google, responsible for Google’s data-center infrastructure until 2003. In 2004, Gerald founded Google’s Zurich Engineering office. Prior to Google, Gerald worked at Stanford University as part of the compiler infrastructure for software transformation and optimization efforts. He holds a M.Sc. (Dipl. Ing.) degree from the University of Linz in Austria.
Miron Abramovici was co-founder and CTO of DAFCA, a startup that provides a reconfigurable infrastructure IP platform for System-on-Chip designs. Prior to DAFCA, Miron was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. He is a Fellow of IEEE and co-author of “Digital Systems Testing & Testable Design”. He was principal investigator and project leader of a 3-year, $1.5M DARPA-sponsored project on adaptive computing systems.