May, 2012
Coherency message management on a hybrid NoC with Photonic ring evaluated. Power model up and running. (Photonica project).

Mar, 2012
Antonio García Guirado, PhD (U.Murcia. Advisors R.F.Pascual, J.M. García Carrasco) joined our group for a 4-month internship on Photonica topics.

Dec, 2011
Simulator, benchmarks and baseline photonic interconnection models are up and running for evaluating hybrid electro/optical on-chip interconnections for CMPs.  (Photonica project). 

Apr, 2011
A three-year research position on Photonica project topics was won by Paolo Grani, graduated in Computer Engineering at U. Pisa in 2009.

Apr 13, 2010
The FIRB Futuro in Ricerca project 'Photonica' has been accepted !!
Topic: novel multi-core architectures for exploiting on-chip photonic networks.

Contact Info

Sandro Bartolini
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
via Roma 56
53100, Siena

Email: bartolinidii.unisi.it

+39-0577-234850, then 1046

  Palazzo S.Niccolo, Room 116
  (find it on the map ).

Student office hours:
  Tuesday 14:30 - 17:00.
  (room 116 or lab 223)

Short bio

Sandro Bartolini graduated in "Computer Engineering" cum laude at the Università di Pisa, where he got his PhD in "Computer Science and Engineering" in 2003.
Since October 2002 he is an assistant professor (Ricercatore) at the Faculty of Engineering of the Università di Siena.

Research Interests

- Computer architecture: cache and memory hierarchy optimization, feedback-driven compiler optimizations, multi-core architectures, reconfigurable architectures, application and operating system characterization, embedded systems, low-power architectures, processor architecture and micro-architecture, performance evaluation.

- Security and cryptography: traditional, elliptic-curve crypto-systems for mobile and general-purpose architectures, instruction-set extensions, software optimizations.

- Multimedia: characterization of image and video applications.


- IEEE Computer Society
- Association on Computer Machinery (ACM)
- Interest Group on Computer Architecture (sigArch)

- Associate editor board of the Hindawi - Journal on Embedded Systems (JES).

Current project involvement

(2010-2013) Main investigator of the Siena research group within project PHOTONICA - Photonic Interconnect Technology for Chip Multiprocessing Architectures. Partners: Università di Ferrara (coord.), Università di Siena, Politecnico di Bari.
Funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. FIRB Futuro in Ricerca program for young researchers.

(2010-2013) Participant to the FP7 Ip project TERAFLUX - Exploting dataflow parallelism in Teradevice Computing.

(2010-2012) Participant to the FP7 Strep project ERA - Embedded Reconfigurable Architecture.

(2009-2012) Participant to the FP7 Network of Excellence HiPEAC-2 - High Performance Embedded-System Architecture and Compilation.

(2010 - 4 months) Responsible of a R&D industrial project for RAI - Radio Televisione Italiana, within the ATLAS - Automatic Translation into Sign Language project, on the definition of a flexible and extensible meta-language for representing the LIS language ("Lingua Italiana dei Segni", i.e. Italian Sign Language) inside a computer device (e.g. PDA, PC, Digital Television).


- Workshop and tutorial chair of the Int.l Conf. on High Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilers 2010, Pisa, Italy

- 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 editions of the International Workshop (ACM ISBN) on "MEmory performance: DEaling with Applications, systems and architecture" (MEDEA), held with the IEEE/ACM International Conference on "Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)"

- Co-organizer and financial and local arrangement co-chair of the International Workshop on the Arithmetic of Finite Fields (WAIFI 2008), Siena, Italy

Program committee membership:
- IEEE Int.l Conf. on High Performance Computing and Communications 2010

- ACM Computing Frontiers 2010

- ACM International Conference on Supercomputing 2011 (to be announced)

- ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - Embedded Systems Track 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”
-Albert Einstein