William Fornaciari is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione. He published six books and over 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, collecting four best paper awards, one certification of appreciation from IEEE and holds two international patents on low power design solutions. Since 1993 he is member of program and scientific committees and chair of international conferences in the field of computer architectures, EDA and system-level design. Since 1997 has been involved in 11 EU-funded international projects and he has been part of the pool of experts of the Call For Tender No.964-2005 – WING
– Watching IST INnovation and knowledge, studying the impact of FP5 and FP6 expenditure for the EC, in the perspective to support the identification of FP7 and Horizon2020 research directions. Recently, he participated to the MULTICUBE project for design space exploration and to the IP WASP on wireless sensor networks. In FP7 he is workpackage leader for the IP COMPLEX project and Project Technical Manager of 2PARMA and also contributes to the Artemis SMECY project. He is also project reviewer for the European Commission and national research bodies in Europe. During the last 20 years he has worked as consultant for both management and technical issues for many ICT industries, gaining a relevant experience in technology transfer and product development. His current research interests include embedded systems design methodologies, real-time operating systems, energy-aware design of sw and hw, runtime management of resources, reconfigurable computing and wireless sensor networks, design and optimization of multi-core systems, Networks on Chip (NoC) and reliability from the NBTI/thermal/QoS joint standpoint.