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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Jürgen Becker

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Jürgen Becker

Curriculum Vitae

Juergen Becker received the Diploma degree in 1992, and his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) degree in 1997, both at Kaiserslautern University, Germany. His research work focused on application development environments for reconfigurable accelerators and included hardware/software codesign, parallelizing compilers, customized computing, and high-level synthesis. He has been local administrator for the European Design Project EUROCHIP in 1993/95. In 1997 Dr. Becker joined the Institute of Microelectronic Systems at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, as assistant professor, where he taught CAD algorithms for VLSI design. He did research in Systems-on-Chip (SoC) architectures and reconfigurable technologies for mobile communication systems, including the development of corresponding IP-based CAD methods.

Since 2001 Juergen Becker is professor for embedded electronic systems at the Institut fuer Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV) at the University of Karlsruhe. He gives lectures in digital design (undergraduate), in CAD algorithms for high-level synthesis and VLSI design, hardware/software codesign, as well as in bus interfaces and protocols. His actual research is focused on industrial-driven SoCs with emphasis on adaptive embedded systems, e.g. dynamically reconfigurable hardware architectures. This includes corresponding hardware/software codesign and co-synthesis techniques from high-level specifications, as well as low power SoC optimization. Prof. Becker is co-director of the Embedded Systems and Sensors Engineering (ESS) group at the Computer Science Research Center (FZI).

He is author and co-author of more than 400 scientific papers (+ more than 10 patents), published in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences and active in several technical program and steering committees of international conferences and workshops. Prof. Becker started in October 2004 as Vice President of Universität Karlsruhe (TH) responsible for the area Studies and Teaching, respectively since October 2009 to March 2012 as Chief Higher Education Officer (CHEO) of the KIT.

From 2012 until 2014 he serves as Secretary General of CLUSTER, an association of 12 leading technical universities in Europe. In 2013 Prof. Becker received the Honorary Doctor award (Dr. h. c.) from Technical University Budapest (Hungary).




Management of the research area "Embedded electronic Systems" with the projects

  • System Design for Reconfigurable Hardware in Automotive Technology
  • IP-based Design of Microelectronics for Mobile Communication Systems
  • Hardware/Software Codesign and Architecture Synthesis
  • Hardware Synthesis and System-on-Chip-Integration
  • Development and evaluation of optimized algorithms for 3D-Reconstruction on FPGAs and GPUs
  • New hard- and software architektures for the CMS Tracktrigger 





    Selected Activities

    • Director of the Computer Science Research Center (FZI) in the Embedded Systems and Engineering group (ESS)
    • Studiendekan NwT (
    • Member of HoC Directorate (House of Competence)
    • Member of HIRST Steering Committee (Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics)
    • Member of KSETA Steering Committee (Karlsruher Schule für Elementarteilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
    • Coordinator KIT / SEEEP and SESE Ph. D. School
    • Topic Speaker in KIT Center KCIST (KIT Center Information · Systems · Technologies)
    • Coordinator KIT / KIC EIThealth
    • Generalsekretär CLUSTER (until 2014) (Consortium of 12 Universities)


    Selected Conferences and Projects


    • FPL (International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications)
    • RAW (Reconfigurable Architecture Workshop)
    • ARC (International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing)
    • ISVLSI (IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI)
    • IEEE SOCC (IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference)
    • PATMOS (International Workshop on Power And Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation)




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    Project ARGO



    Project InvasIC







    emmtrix Technologies GmbH





    Latest publications

    Journals & Books
    • C. Tradowsky, E. Cordero, C. Orsinger, M. Vesper, J. Becker
      Adaptive Cache Structures
      In Architecture of Computing Systems -- ARCS 2016: 29th International Conference, Nuremberg, Germany, April 4-7, 2016, Proceedings, S. 87--99, 2016

    • T. Nürnberg, T. Beuth, J. Becker, F. Puente Léon
      An Introductory Microcontroller Programming Laboratory Course for First-year Students
      In International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Band 53, S. 99-113, 2016

    • F. Bapp, O. Sander, T. Sandmann, H. Stoll, J. Becker
      Programmable Logic as Device Virtualization Layer in Heterogeneous Multicore Architectures
      In Applied Reconfigurable Computing: 12th International Symposium, ARC 2016 Mangaratiba, RJ, Brazil, March 22--24, 2016, Band 9625, S. 273-286, 2016

    Conferences & Workshops
    • T. Harbaum, M. Seboui, M. Balzer, J. Becker, M. Weber
      A Content Adapted FPGA Memory Architecture with Pattern Recognition Capability for L1 Track Triggering in the LHC Environment
      In IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), 2016

    • F. Pistorius, A. Lauber, J. Pfau, A. Klimm, J. Becker
      Development of a latency optimized communication device for WAVE and SAE based V2X-Applications
      In SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition, 2016

    • S. Werner, A. Lauber, J. Becker, E. Sax
      Cloud-based Remote Virtual Prototyping Platform for Embedded Control Applications (Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC) Award in Category "Simulation")
      In International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation (REV), 2016

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