System on Chip Seminar
Professor, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)
Hannu Tenhunen received degrees of Diploma Engineer in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, in 1982, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, in 1985. During 1978-82 he was with Electron Physics Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology. From 1983 to 1985 he worked at Cornell University and its National Submicron Facility as a Fulbright scholar. From September 1985 he started at Tampere University of Technology, Applied Electronics and later at Signal Processing Laboratory as an associate professor with duties in setting up the LSI and VLSI design activities and to integrate DSP and VLSI activities together. He was also the coordinator (program director) of National Microelectronics Program of Finland during 1987-91. He also worked as Head of Laboratory of Signal Processing Laboratory. From November 1989 he worked as research professor on ASIC design methodologies and applications. This chair was financed by industry. Since January 1992 he has been with Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, where he is a professor of electronic system design and head of ESDlab. During his time at KTH he has initiated and/or being a founding member and proposal writer for several large scale national programs and graduate schools. Professor Tenhunen has also contributed as an evaluator of national research and educational programs in Europe and European Union research projects and programs.
His educational interests are within VLSI, future technology abstraction, circuit design paradigms, and related system applications, and continuing education towards industries. His current activities are focused in establishing internationally competitive educational program within the new KTH-Kista Information Technology program with main focus on modern electronic design and System-on-Chip curriculum issues.
His current research interests are ULSI/SoC circuits and systems for wireless and broadband communication, and related system design methodologies. He has made over 290 reviewed international publications on IC technologies and VLSI systems worldwide, and over 120 national publications/presentations. He has 15 patents granted worldwide. He is actively contributing to many international conferences as general chairman, session chairman, technical program committee member, invited speaker or presenting papers. He is e.g. technical program committee member of International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) (from 1989 forward), general chairman of European Solid-State Circuits Conference in 2000, and a long standing chairman of the successful IEEE NORCHIP series of Nordic conferences for the circuit design community.
In addition of technical interest, he has been active in technology policies in Finland and Sweden. In addition to his position at KTH, he is holding the positions of Docent in Digital Systems at Tampere University of Technology (since 1992), Visiting Professor in mixed signal systems, Cornell University, School of Electrical Engineering, Ithaca, NY, USA (1998), Docent in Digital Circuit Techniques and Digital System Design, Electronic Circuit Design Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (since 1999) and Part-time Visiting Professor of Electronics at University of Turku, Finland (since 1999).