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Prof. i.R. Peter Marwedel

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TU Dortmund
Informatik 12
Otto-Hahn-Str. 16
44227 Dortmund


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Recent Highlights


  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Embedded software
  • Low-power software
  • Compilers for embedded Prozessors
  • Timing predictability
  • Fault resilient embedded software
  • Resource aware machine learning
  • Multimedia Components for Computer Architecture Education
  • High-level Synthesis
  • Test program generation for processors
  • Enjoying retirement


Professional Activities


  • Director of the cluster “compilers and timing analysis”
  • Jointly leading the activity “resource aware design activity” with Luca Benini (U Bologna)
  • Intra-cluster cooperation between timing-analysis and compiler subclusters
  • Source code transformations
  • Joint mobility action with the University of Linköping
  • MAMS: multi-access multi services, Infineon + BMBF
  • MORE: Network-centric Middleware for group communications and resource sharing across heterogenous embedded systems (supported by the European Commission)
  • Hipeac networks of excellence: affiliated member (supported by the European Commission).
  • VIVA: Low-power code generation techniques, supported by DFG
  • Rapid prototyping: Development of code generation techniques for embedded processors, supported by DFG
  • Generation of self-test programs for processors, supported by DFG
  • LINK-project: Development of the OSCAR high-level synthesis tool,  supported by the European Commission (EC)
  • Design of MIMOLA high-level synthesis techniques, supported supported by the German ministry of education and research  (BMBF)
  • CHIPS-project: Design of code generation tools,  supported by the CEC
  • Code generation techniques, supported by Agilent, Westlake, CA
  • Compiler development for Systemonic AG, Dresden (managed at ICD)
  • Compiler development for networkprocessor for Infineon AG (managed at ICD)
  • Simulation/debug/assembly enviroment for Infineon AG (managed at ICD)
  • Profiling tool for test equipment (managed at ICD)
  • Design of application specific processors, cooperation with IIT Delhi, supported by DAAD
  • SIMBA-project: Multimedia project “Visualization of computer architecture” (subproject RaVi), supported by BMBF
  • Curriculum design for the “IT Center Dortmund” (at ICD)
  • SALLY: Design of a comprehensive high-level synthesis environment, supported by BMBF
  • Earlier projects, supported by DFG

Positions Held, Major Previous Activities

  • Vice Chair of Collaborative Research Center SFB 876
  • 2009 EDAA PhD Forum at DATE
  • 2010 EDAA PhD Forum at DATE
  • 2011 EDAA PhD Forum at DATE
  • 2012 EDAA PhD Forum at DATE
  • 2013 EDAA PhD Forum at DATE
  • 2014 EDAA PhD Forum at DATE
  • Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical System Education (WESE)
  • Workshop on Software Synthesis
  • Affiliated partner of the HIPEAC network of excellence on High-Performance Embedded Systems.
  • SCOPES workshop: co-chair for 2007, publicity chair for 2008-2014, chairman of the steering board
  • Link collection on the relation between information technology and the environment
  • Chair of the educational committee of the academic senate of the University of Dortmund
  • Dean of student affairs of the Computer Science Department of TU Dortmund
  • Chairman of the Computer Science Department at the University of Dortmund
  • Chairman of the teaching committee of that department
  • Member of the academic senate of Dortmund University
  • Program chairman of ED&TC'95, ED&TC'96, DATE '2000
  • Chairman of the special interest group of computer-based circuit and system design of the “Gesellschaft für Informatik” (GI), ITG and GMM
  • Chairman of EDAA,chairman of the DATE sponsor's committee, EDAA lifetime achievement award committee, and the DATE advisory board
  • European Representative for the IEEE International High Level Design Validation and Test Workshop
  • Started SCOPES series of workshops
  • Guest editor for special issue of IEEE Design&Test on processor-based embedded systems
  • Reviewer for computer engineering at the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” (DFG; German research foundation)
  • Curriculum design for the newly created IT-Center at Dortmund
  • Coordinator for research effort on “intelligent information processing systems” at the University of Dortmund (“Forschungsband 8”)
  • Working on standards for accreditation of computer science curricula within ASIIN and AVI
  • Summer internship program for students of Indian Institutes of Technology
  • Representative of DATE to ASPDAC
  • Member of the ESDU, embedded system consortium at Dortmund University
  • CASA workshop during Embedded Systems Week in Seoul, 2006
  • Member of the editorial board of the Microelectronics Journal, published by Elsevier Science Ltd (until 2014)
  • Cluster leader of the ArtistDesign network of excellence on Real-Time and Embedded Systems

Languages & Knowledge Level According to European Classification System

  • German (native speaker, C2)
  • English (fluent, C1/C2)
  • Spanish (basic, A2/B1)
  • French (basic, A2)
  • low Saxon/Plattdeutsch (passive)
  • Japanese (some terms of lessons; ドルトムント大学のせんせぃです, )


After Cohn's law: The more time you spend on reporting what you're doing, the less time you have to do useful work. Stability is achieved when you spend all your time reporting on the nothing you are doing

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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