Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching to Laura Pozzi


Institutional Communication Service

7 May 2022

The Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching has been awarded to Laura Pozzi, Full Professor at the Faculty of Informatics of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), during USI's twenty-sixth Dies academicus, held on 7 May 2022 in Lugano.

Established by the Credit Suisse Foundation, the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching is an accolade, accompanied by a prize of 10,000 CHF, conferred in rotation to a professor from one of USI's Faculties.

Laura Pozzi is a Full Professor of Automata and Formal Languages, Advanced Computer Architecture and Privatissimum at the Faculty of Informatics of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Processor Architecture Laboratory at EPFL, a research engineer at STMicroelectronics and an Industrial Visitor at UC Berkeley. Laura Pozzi holds a Master's degree (1996) and a PhD (2000) in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Her research interests include embedded processor customisation, compiler techniques for customisable processors, coarse-grain reconfigurable fabrics, application-mapping into unconventional architectures. She served on the Technical Program Committee of the International Conference on Compilers, Architecture and Software for Embedded Systems (CASES), the International Conference on Hardware-Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES), the Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE). In addition, she was Programme Co-Chair in the IEEE Symposium on Application Specific Architectures and received the Best Paper award at the 40th IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC).

The award was presented by Gabriela Cotti Musio (Credit Suisse) and USI Rector Boas Erez.