Luca Carloni is an associate professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering. He received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation in 2006, was selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 2008, and received the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award in 2010. Carloni’s research interests include methodologies and tools for multi-core system-on-chip platforms with emphasis on system-level design and communication synthesis, networks-on-chip, embedded software, and distributed embedded systems. He has coauthored over 80 refereed papers and is the holder of one patent. He participates in the Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC) focus center where he co-leads the Platform Architectures theme. Carloni holds a Laurea Degree Summa cum Laude in electronics engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from University of California, Berkeley.