Cristina Silvano is an Associate Professor (with tenure) of Computer Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. She received her MS degree (Laurea) in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 1987. From 1987 to 1996, she was Senior Design Engineer at the R&D Labs of Group Bull in Pregnana Milanese (Italy) and Visiting Engineer at Bull R&D Labs in Billerica (US) (1988-89) and at IBM Somerset Design Center, Austin (US) (1993-1994). She received her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Brescia in 1999.
She was Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Milano (2000 -2002) and then Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Milano (2002-present). Her primary research interests focus on computer architectures and electronic design automation, with particular emphasis on power-aware design for embedded systems, design space exploration and runtime resource management for manycore architectures. Her research has been funded by several national and international projects. In particular, she was Principal Investigator of some industrial funded research projects in collaboration with STMicroelectronics.
She is currently Project Coordinator for the H2020-FET-HPC ANTAREX European project on autotuning and adaptivity for energy-efficient Exascale High Performance Computing systems. She has published more than 140 papers in premier international journals and conferences. She was co-editor of two scientific books edited by Springer in 2010 and 2011.