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Gabriel Falcão

Academic position: Assistant Professor
Joining date: 07-01-2004
Roles in IT: Researcher
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Multimedia Signal Processing – Co

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Address: IT – Coimbra
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Coimbra - Pole II
P-3030-290 COIMBRA
Tel: +351 239 796 236
Fax: +351 239 796 293

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Bio

Gabriel Falcao graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto where he also concluded a M.Sc. degree in Digital Signal Processing. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Coimbra (UC) in 2010 in the area of parallel computer architectures. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the UC since December 2010 and a researcher of Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) since 2004. In 2011/12 (and again in 2017/18) Gabriel Falcao was a Visiting Professor at EPFL, Switzerland, where he developed work trying to bridge the worlds of CPU, GPU and FPGA parallel computer architectures. In the summer of 2018 he became a Visiting Scholar at ETHZ, Switzerland, working on novel processing-in-memory solutions. His research interests include the development of novel low-power parallel computing paradigms to deal with compute-intensive signal processing scenarios, in particular those related with image and data communications. Gabriel Falcao is the PI of a CUDA Research Center at the Multimedia Signal Processing Lab, a R&D unit in IT hosted at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the UC. He has successfully supervised more than 20 MSc students and 4 PhD students (2 completed), published over 90 papers in international journals and conferences, and holds an international patent (Europe, USA, Japan). He is a member of the HiPEAC Network of Excellence, of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and an IEEE Senior Member.


Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Coimbra, 06-12-2010
  • MSc, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, 19-06-2002
  • Licenciatura, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, 11-09-1997
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-08-2014, Senior Member
  • HiPEAC, 01-01-2014, Full member
  • Universidade de Coimbra, 07-12-2010, Assistant Professor
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society, 01-01-2010, Member
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-2008, Member
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações, 01-01-2004, Researcher
Supervision of theses
  • Fast parallel image registration on GPUs, MSc Student, João Carlos da Costa Barreiros, 09-2019
  • A LOW-POWER PARALLEL GPU MULTISPECTRAL AND HYPERSPECTRAL LOSSLESS COMPRESSOR, MSc Student, Óscar Almeida Ferraz, 09-2019
  • Parallelization of monocular SLAM in real-time, MSc Student, César Augusto Andrade Pereira, 10-2018
  • Distributed Learning of Convolutional Neural Networks on Heterogeneous Processing Units, MSc Student, José Marques, 09-2016
  • Application-specific Soft-GPGPU on Reconfigurable Substrates, MSc Student, Pedro Miguel Parola Duarte, 07-2016
  • Fast Raptor codes on mobile multicore platforms, MSc Student, Nuno Ricardo Vicente, 07-2015
  • Efficient and portable techniques for image coding using manycore platforms, MSc Student, Pedro Nuno Henriques Maia Cordeiro, 07-2015
  • Electron Wave Propagation in Graphene using Parallel Computing on GPUs with CUDA, MSc Student, Manuel José Torres Rodrigues, 02-2015
  • Real-time symmetry-based dense stereo matching for 3D reconstruction, MSc Student, Ricardo Gabriel Lebre Calhau dos Santos Ralha, 02-2015
  • Using Fast Fusion Moves to Solve the Uncapacitated Facility Location Problem: Applications in Computer Vision, MSc Student, Vasco Gama da Mota, 02-2015
  • Acceleration of computer-assisted image inspection algorithms in medical endoscopy, MSc Student, Carlos André Faria Graça, 09-2014
  • Accelerating the Processing of Neural Networks for Object Recognition Using Low-power Devices, MSc Student, João Batista Maria, 09-2014
  • Synthetic Aperture Beamforming Processing on GPUs Using OpenCL, MSc Student, João Leonel Almeida Amaro, 10-2013
  • Endoscopic Image Segmentation using Parallel Computing on GPUs with CUDA, MSc Student, Marco Martins, 09-2012
  • DVB-S2 FEC Decoder on FPGA XLINX, BSc Student, Alexandre Nuno Barradas Sengo, 09-2006
  • CRYPTOnITe, Research Grant, Artur Miguel Matos Mariano, 03-2018
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Phoneme recognition system for European Portuguese based on neural networks, MSc Student, Guilherme de Abreu Franco, 09-2016
  • DVB-S2 FEC Decoder on FPGA XLINX, BSc Student, Alexandre Nuno Barradas Sengo, 09-2006
  • DVB-S2 FEC Decoder on FPGA XLINX, BSc Student, Vitor Hugo Ferreira, 09-2006
  • Verilog/VHDL model for LDPC Decoding, BSc Student, João Pedro Nunes Almeida Gonçalves, 09-2005
  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, S. Yamagiwa, L. Sousa, Accelerating Conventional Processing Using GPU Clusters: LDPC Decoders, Chapter in, Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Phillip A. Laplante, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering Division, Taylor & Francis, Pennsylvania State University, Malvern, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2016
  • S. K. Kumar, I. Figueiredo, C. G. Graça, G. Falcão, A GPU accelerated algorithm for blood detection in wireless capsule endoscopy images, Chapter in, Developments in Medical Image Processing and Computational Vision, J.M., Renato, R.S.N.J, Springer, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2015
  • G. Falcão, V. Silva, L. Sousa, Parallel LDPC Decoding, Chapter in, GPU Computing Gems, ed. Prof. Wen-mei W. Hwu, Morgan and Kaufmann, Burlington, MA, USA, 2011
  • G. Falcão, V. Silva, J. S. M. Marinho, L. Sousa, LDPC Decoders for the WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e) based on Multicore Architectures, Chapter in, WIMAX, New Developments, Dr. Ms. Upena D. Dalal and Dr. Y. P. Kosta, In-Tech, ISBN 978-953-7619-53-4, Vienna, Austria, 2009
  • JM Marques, G. Falcão, L.A. Alexandre, Distributed Learning of CNNs on Heterogeneous CPU/GPU Architectures, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 - 23, September, 2018,
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  • X. X. Xu, S. C. Caulfield, J. Amaro, G. Falcão, D. M. Moloney, 1.2 Watt Classification of 3D Voxel Based Point-clouds Using a CNN on a Neural Compute Stick, Neurocomputing, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 - 15, September, 2018 | BibTex
  • M. Rodrigues, D. E. Fernandes, M. G. Silveirinha, G. Falcão, Simulating electron wave dynamics in graphene superlattices exploiting parallel processing advantages, Computer Physics Communications, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 - 30, August, 2017 | BibTex
  • A. Mariano, T. Laarhoven, F. Correia, M. Rodrigues, G. Falcão, A practical view of the state-of-the-art of lattice-based cryptanalysis, IEEE Access, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 - 14, August, 2017,
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  • J. Andrade, N. George, K. Karras, D. N. Novo, F. P. Pratas, L. Sousa, P. I. Ienne, G. Falcão, V. Silva, Design Space Exploration of LDPC Decoders using High- Level Synthesis, IEEE Access, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 - 1, July, 2017 | BibTex
  • N. Vicente, G. Falcão, V. Silva, J. Andrade, Mobile 4K / 2K / HD video streaming supported by real-time FEC RaptorQ codes, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 405 - 411, November, 2016,
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  • Pedro M. M. Pereira, P. Domingues, Nuno M. M. Rodrigues, G. Falcão, S.M.M. Faria, Assessing the Performance and Energy Usage of Multi-CPUs, Multi-Core and Many-Core Systems : The MMP Image Encoder Case Study, International Journal of Distributed and Parallel systems (IJDPS), Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 1 - 20, September, 2016,
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  • D. E. Fernandes, M. Rodrigues, G. Falcão, M. G. Silveirinha, Time evolution of electron waves in graphene superlattices, AIP ADVANCES, Vol. 6, No. 075109, pp. 1 - 20, July, 2016,
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  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, L. Sousa, A Survey on Programmable LDPC Decoders, IEEE Access, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 6704 - 6718, July, 2016,
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  • R. R. Ralha, G. Falcão, J. Amaro, V. G. M. Mota, M. A. Antunes, J. P. B. Barreto, U. Nunes, Parallel refinement of slanted 3D reconstruction using dense stereo induced from symmetry, Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 - 19, May, 2016,
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  • JBM Maria, J. Amaro, G. Falcão, L.A. Alexandre, Stacked Autoencoders using Low-power Accelerated Architectures for Object Recognition in Autonomous Systems, Neural Processing Letters, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 445 - 458, April, 2016 | BibTex
  • C. G. Graça, G. Falcão, I. Figueiredo, S. K. Kumar, Hybrid multi-GPU computing: accelerated kernels for segmentation and object detection with medical image processing applications, Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 - 18, July, 2015,
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  • J. Amaro, B. Y. Y. Yiu, G. Falcão, M. Gomes, A. C. Y. Yu, Software-based high-level synthesis design of FPGA beamformers for synthetic aperture imaging, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Vol. 62, No. 5, pp. 862 - 870, May, 2015,
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  • M- O. Owaida, G. Falcão, J. Andrade, C. D. A. Antonopoulos, N. B. Bellas, M. P. Purnaprajna, D. N. Novo, G. K. Karakonstantis, A. B. Burg, P. I. Ienne, Enhancing design space exploration by extending CPU/GPU specifications onto FPGAs, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 1 - 23, March, 2015,
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  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, Flexible design of wide-pipeline based WiMAX QC-LDPC decoder architectures on FPGAs using high-level synthesis, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, Vol. 50, No. 11, pp. 839 - 840, May, 2014 | BibTex
  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, Optimized Fast Walsh-Hadamard Transform on GPUs for Non-Binary LDPC Decoding, Elsevier Parallel Computing, Vol. 40, No. 9, pp. 449 - 453, May, 2014 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, How fast can parallel programming be taught to undergraduate students?, IEEE Potentials Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 28 - 29, August, 2013 | BibTex
  • R. M. Melo, G. Falcão, J. P. B. Barreto, Real-time HD image distortion correction in heterogeneous parallel computing systems using efficient memory access patterns, Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 83 - 91, December, 2012,
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  • G. Falcão, V. Silva, L. Sousa, J. Andrade, Portable LDPC Decoding on Multicores Using OpenCL, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 81 - 109, July, 2012 | BibTex
  • R. M. Melo, J. P. B. Barreto, G. Falcão, A New Solution for Camera Calibration and Real-Time Image Distortion Correction in Medical Endoscopy - Initial Technical Evaluation, IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 634 - 644, March, 2012 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, M. Gomes, V. Silva, L. Sousa, J. A. Cacheira, Configurable M-factor VLSI DVB-S2 LDPC decoder architecture with optimized memory tiling design, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Vol. 2012, No. 98, pp. 1 - 16, March, 2012 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, J. Andrade, V. Silva, L. Sousa, GPU-based DVB-S2 LDPC decoder with high throughput and fast error floor detection, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, Vol. 47, No. 9, pp. 542 - 543, April, 2011 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, L. Sousa, V. Silva, Massively LDPC Decoding on Multicore Architectures, IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 309 - 322, February, 2011,
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  • G. Falcão, S. Yamagiwa, V. Silva, L. Sousa, Parallel LDPC Decoding on GPUs using a Stream-based Computing Approach, Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 913 - 924, September, 2009,
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  • G. Falcão, V. Silva, L. Sousa, J. S. M. Marinho, High coded data rate and multicodeword WiMAX LDPC decoding on the Cell/BE, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, Vol. 44, No. 24, pp. 1415 - 1416, November, 2008,
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  • PPD Duarte, P Tomás, G. Falcão, SCRATCH: An End-to-End Application-Aware Soft-GPGPU Architecture and Trimming Tool, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture MICRO, Boston, United States, Vol., pp. -, October, 2017,
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  • JM Marques, J. Andrade, G. Falcão, Unreliable Memory Operation on a Convolutional Neural Network Processor, IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems - SiPS, Lorient, France, Vol., pp. -, October, 2017 | BibTex
  • X. X. Xu, J. Amaro, G. Falcão, D. M. Moloney, Classify 3D Voxel based Point-cloud using Convolutional Neural Network on a Neural Compute Stick, IEEE co-sponsored International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD), Guilin, China, Vol., pp. -, July, 2017 | BibTex
  • P. Cordeiro, G. Falcão, P. Domingues, Nuno M. M. Rodrigues, S.M.M. Faria, Energy-Efficient and Portable Least Squares Prediction for Image Coding on a Mobile GPU, Euromicro International Conf. on Parallel, Distributed and network-based Processing - PDP, St. Petersburg, Russia, Vol., pp. -, March, 2017,
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  • G. Falcão, L.A. Alexandre, JM Marques, X.F. Frazão, JBM Maria, On the evaluation of energy-efficient deep learning using stacked autoencoders on mobile GPUs, Euromicro International Conf. on Parallel, Distributed and network-based Processing - PDP, St. Petersburg, Russia, Vol., pp. -, March, 2017 | BibTex
  • Pedro M. M. Pereira, P. Domingues, Nuno M. M. Rodrigues, G. Falcão, S.M.M. Faria, Optimizing GPU code for CPU execution using OpenCL and vectorization: a case study on image coding, ICA3PP: 16th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, Granada, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 8, December, 2016,
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  • Pedro M. M. Pereira, P. Domingues, Nuno M. M. Rodrigues, G. Falcão, S.M.M. Faria, Optimized Fast Walsh-Hadamard Transform on OpenCL-GPU and OpenCL-CPU, IPTA 2016 - 6th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications IPTA'2016, Oulu, Finland, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 8, December, 2016,
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  • D. E. Fernandes, M. Rodrigues, G. Falcão, M. G. Silveirinha, Diffractionless Propagation of Electron Waves in Graphene Superlattices, 9º Congresso do Comité Português da URS, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, December, 2015 | BibTex
  • JM Mu, A. V. Vosougui, G. Falcão, J. Andrade, ABS Balatsoukas-Stimming, G. K. Karakonstantis, A. B. Burg, V. Silva, J. R. C. Cavallaro, The Impact of Faulty Memory Bit Cells on the Decoding of Spatially-Coupled LDPC Codes, Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 10, November, 2015 | BibTex
  • J. Andrade, N. George, K. Karras, D. N. Novo, V. Silva, P. I. Ienne, G. Falcão, From Low-architectural Expertise Up to High-throughput Non-binary LDPC Decoders: Optimization Guidelines using High-level Synthesis, International Conf. on Field Programmable Logic and Applications - FPL, London, United Kingdom, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 8, September, 2015,
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  • J. Amaro, G. Falcão, M. Gomes, A. C. Y. Yu, B. Y. Y. Yiu, From OpenCL to RTL: Towards Rapid Prototyping of Medical Imaging Systems on FPGAs, 10th Conference on Telecommunications Conftele, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. - - -, September, 2015,
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  • P. Domingues, J.S. Silva, Nuno M. M. Rodrigues, S.M.M. Faria, G. Falcão, M. Carvalho, Assessment of OpenCL performance on NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, 10th Conference on Telecommunications Conftele, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, September, 2015,
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  • J. Andrade, N. George, K. Karras, D. N. Novo, V. Silva, P. I. Ienne, G. Falcão, Fast Design Space Exploration using Vivado HLS: Non-Binary LDPC Decoders, IEEE International Symp. on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines - FCCM, Vancouver, Canada, Vol. *, pp. * - *, May, 2015,
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  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, Accelerating and Decelerating Min-Sum-based Gear-Shift LDPC Decoders, IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Brisbane, Australia, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, April, 2015 | BibTex
  • R. R. Ralha, G. Falcão, J. Andrade, M. A. Antunes, J. P. B. Barreto, U. Nunes, Distributed Demse Stereo Matching for 3D Reconstruction Using Parallel-based Processing Advantages, IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Brisbane, Australia, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 5, April, 2015 | BibTex
  • D. E. Fernandes, M. Rodrigues, G. Falcão, M. G. Silveirinha, Time dynamics of electron waves in graphene superlattices, Theory, Modelling and Computational Methods for Semiconductors - European Session, Granada, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, January, 2015,
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  • J. Andrade, A. V. Vosougui, G. W. Wang, G. K. Karakonstantis, A. B. Burg, G. Falcão, V. Silva, J. R. C. Cavallaro, On the Performance of LDPC and Turbo Decoder Architectures with Unreliable Memories, Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, November, 2014,
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  • B. Y. Y. Yiu, G. Falcão, M. Gomes, A. C. Y. Yu, Rapid Prototyping of Real-Time FPGA Beamformers for Synthetic Aperture Imaging Based on High Level Synthesis, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - IUS, Chicago, United States, Vol. -, pp. - - -, September, 2014 | BibTex
  • C. G. Graça, G. Falcão, S. K. Kumar, I. Figueiredo, Cooperative Use of Parallel Processing with Time or Frequency-domain Filtering for Shape Recognition, European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. *, pp. * - *, September, 2014 | BibTex
  • J. Amaro, B. Y. Y. Yiu, G. Falcão, M. Gomes, A. C. Y. Yu, Rapid Prototyping of Real-Time FPGA Beamformers for Synthetic Aperture Imaging Based on High Level Synthesis, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - IUS, Chicago, United States, Vol. *, pp. * - *, September, 2014 | BibTex
  • J. Andrade, F. P. Pratas, G. Falcão, V. Silva, L. Sousa, Combining Flexibility with Low Power: Dataflow and Widepipeline LDPC Decoding Engines in the Gbit/s Era, IEEE International Conf. on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors - ASAP, Zurich, Switzerland, Vol., pp. 264 - 269, June, 2014 | BibTex
  • V. G. M. Mota, G. Falcão, M. A. Antunes, J. P. B. Barreto, U. Nunes, Using the GPU for fast symmetry-based dense stereo matching in high resolution images, IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Florence, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 5, May, 2014 | BibTex
  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, K. Kasai, Flexible Non-Binary LDPC Decoding on FPGAs, IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Firenze, Italy, Vol., pp. 1936 - 1940, May, 2014 | BibTex
  • J. Andrade, V. Silva, G. Falcão, From OpenCL to Gates: the FFT, IEEE Global Conf. on Signal and Information Processing - Global SIP, Austin, Texas, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1238 - 1241, December, 2013 | Full text (PDF 536 KBs) | BibTex
  • F. P. Pratas, J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, L. Sousa, Open the Gates: Using High-level Synthesis Towards Programmable LDPC Decoders on FPGAs, IEEE Global Conf. on Signal and Information Processing - Global SIP, Austin, Texas, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1274 - 1277, December, 2013 | Full text (PDF 664 KBs) | BibTex
  • R. M. Melo, M. A. Antunes, J. P. B. Barreto, G. Falcão, N. C. Gonçalves, Unsupervised intrinsic calibration from a single frame using a 'plumb-line' approach, IEEE International Conf. on Computer Vision - ICCV, Sydney, Australia, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 8, December, 2013 | BibTex
  • R. M. Melo, J. P. B. Barreto, G. Falcão, Camera calibration and real-time image distortion correction in medical endoscopy using exchangeable optics, Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS), Verona, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, September, 2013 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, J. Andrade, V. Silva, S. Yamagiwa, L. Sousa, Stressing the BER simulation of LDPC codes in the error floor region using GPU clusters, IEEE International Symp. on Wireless Communication Systems - ISWCS, Ilmenau, Germany, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 5, August, 2013 | BibTex
  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, V. Savin, Near-LSPA Performance at MSA Complexity, IEEE International Conference on Communications - ICC, Budapest, Hungary, Vol. 1, pp. 1874 - 1878, June, 2013 | Full text (PDF 725 KBs) | BibTex
  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, K. Kasai, FFT-SPA Non-Binary LDPC Decoding on GPU, IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Vancouver, Canada, Vol. 1, pp. 5099 - 5103, May, 2013 | Full text (PDF 365 KBs) | BibTex
  • M. M. Martins, G. Falcão, I. Figueiredo, Fast Aberrant Crypt Foci Segmentation on the GPU, IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Vancouver, Canada, Vol. *, pp. * - *, May, 2013,
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  • G. Falcão, B. Y. Y. Yiu, A. C. Y. Yu, Portable Parallel Kernels for High-speed Beamforming in Synthetic Aperture Ultrasound Imaging, IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Vancouver, Canada, Vol. *, pp. * - *, May, 2013,
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  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, Structuring Irregular Binary LDPC Decoding on Graphics Processors, Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Castelo Branco, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, May, 2013 | BibTex
  • J. Amaro, G. Falcão, B. Y. Y. Yiu, A. C. Y. Yu, Portable parallel kernels for high-speed beamforming in synthetic aperture ultrasound imaging, IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Vancouver, Canada, Vol. -, pp. 2688 - 2692, May, 2013,
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  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, M- O. Owaida, C. D. A. Antonopoulos, N. B. Bellas, P. I. Ienne, Towards High-Throughput with Low-Effort Programming: From General-Purpose Manycores to Dedicated Circuits, Designing for Embedded Parallel Computing Platforms: Architectures, Design Tools, and Applications Workshop - DATE - DEPCP, Grenoble, France, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, March, 2013 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, M- O. Owaida, D. N. Novo, M. P. Purnaprajna, N. B. Bellas, C. D. A. Antonopoulos, G. K. Karakonstantis, A. B. Burg, P. I. Ienne, Shortening design time through multiplatform simulations with a portable OpenCL golden-model: the LDPC decoder case, IEEE International Symp. on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines - FCCM, Toronto, Canada, Vol. *, pp. * - *, May, 2012 | BibTex
  • A. Diavastos, P. Petrides, G. Falcão, P. T. Trancoso, LDPC Decoding on the Intel SCC, Euromicro International Conf. on Parallel, Distributed and network-based Processing - PDP, Garching, Germany, Vol. *, pp. * - *, February, 2012 | BibTex
  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, Memory-Hierarchy-Aware Decoding of Structured LDPC Codes on GPUs, Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems - ACACES, Fiuggi, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 219 - 222, July, 2011,
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  • A. Diavastos, P. Petrides, G. Falcão, P. T. Trancoso, Exploiting Scalability on the Intel SCC Processor, Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems - ACACES, Fiuggi, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 253 - 256, July, 2011 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, J. Andrade, V. Silva, L. Sousa, REAL-TIME DVB-S2 LDPC DECODING ON MANY-CORE GPU ACCELERATORS, IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Prague, Czech Republic, Vol., pp. -, May, 2011 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, L. Sousa, V. Silva, Embedded Architectures for LDPC Decoding, International Conf. on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling and Simulation - SAMOS, Samos, Greece, Vol. 1, pp. -, July, 2010,
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  • L. Sousa, V. Silva, G. Falcão, MULTI-CORE PLATFORMS FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING: SOURCE AND CHANNEL CODING, IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo - ICME, Cancun, Mexico, Vol. *, pp. * - *, July, 2009 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, V. Silva, L. Sousa, How GPUs can outperform ASICs for fast LDPC decoding, ACM International Conf. on Supercomputing - ICS, New York, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 390 - 399, June, 2009 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, L. Sousa, V. Silva, J. S. M. Marinho, Parallel LDPC Decoding on the Cell/B.E. Processor, International Conf. on High Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilers - HiPEAC, Paphos, Cyprus, Vol. 1, pp. 389 - 403, January, 2009,
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  • M. Gomes, G. Falcão, V. Silva, V. F. Ferreira, A. S. Sengo, Falcão, Scalable and Parallel Codec Architectures for the DVB-S2 FEC System, IEEE Asia Pacific Conf. on Circuits and Systems - APCCAS, Macau, China, Vol. *, pp. * - *, November, 2008,
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  • G. Falcão, L. Sousa, V. Silva, Massive Parallel LDPC Decoding on GPU, ACM SIGPLAN Symp. on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming - PPoPP, Salt Lake City, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 83 - 90, February, 2008 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, V. Silva, M. Gomes, L. Sousa, Edge Stream Oriented LDPC Decoding, Euromicro International Conf. on Parallel, Distributed and network-based Processing - PDP, Toulouse, France, Vol. 1, pp. 237 - 244, February, 2008 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, M. Gomes, V. Silva, L. C. S. Silva, N. A. M. Marques, Falcão, Design of a Complete BCH Codec for DVB-S2 Applications, Jornadas sobre Sistemas Reconfiguráveis - REC, Braga, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 75 - 80, February, 2008,
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  • M. Gomes, G. Falcão, V. Silva, A. S. Sengo, V. F. Ferreira, Falcão, High Throughput Encoder Architecture for DVB-S2 LDPC-IRA Codes, IEEE International Conf. on Microelectronics - ICM, Cairo, Egypt, Vol. *, pp. * - *, December, 2007 | BibTex
  • M. Gomes, G. Falcão, V. Silva, V. F. Ferreira, A. S. Sengo, Falcão, Flexible Parallel Architecture for DVB-S2 LDPC Decoders, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. - GLOBECOM, Washington DC, United States, Vol. *, pp. * - *, November, 2007 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, S. Yamagiwa, V. Silva, L. Sousa, Stream-Based LDPC Decoding on GPUs, Workshop on General Purpose Processing on Graphics Processing Units - GPGPU, Boston, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 7, October, 2007 | BibTex
  • M. Gomes, G. Falcão, V. Silva, V. F. Ferreira, A. S. Sengo, Falcão, Factorizable modulo M parallel architecture for DVB-S2 LDPC decoding, Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Peniche, Portugal, Vol. *, pp. 153 - 156, May, 2007 | BibTex
  • M. Gomes, G. Falcão, V. Silva, HDL Library of Processing Units for Generic and DVB-S2 LDPC Decoding, International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, Setúbal, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, August, 2006 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, M. Gomes, V. Silva, HDL Library of Processing Units for an Automatic LDPC Decoder Design, IEEE PhD. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - PRIME, Otranto, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 349 - 352, June, 2006 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, L. A. S. C. Cruz, E-Grading: Um Sistema Automático de Avaliação pela Web, Conf. ELearning no Ensino Superior - ELES, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, October, 2004 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, Adaptive Room Equalization in the Frequency Domain, Convenção da AES – Audio Engineering Society, Munich, Germany, Vol., pp. -, May, 2004 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, Implementation of a Real-Time Audio Decoder: ASCdec, Convenção da AES – Audio Engineering Society, New York, United States, Vol., pp. -, September, 1999 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, Implementation of a New Method to Digital Audio Equalization, Convenção da AES – Audio Engineering Society, Munich, Germany, Vol., pp. -, May, 1999 | BibTex
  • G. Falcão, Desmodulação Interferométrica Pseudo-Heterodina por Processamento Digital de Sinal, Conf. Nacional de Fisica, Maia, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, September, 1998 | BibTex

Currently running projects1

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
HAnDLE Hardware Accelerated Deep Learning Framework FCT 12-07-2018 11-07-2021

Closed Projects6

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
AIPIP Advances in Image Processing and Inverse Problems: Applications in Medical and Earth Observation Imagery, and Biomathematics FCT/PTDC 01-07-2013 01-07-2015
CRYPTOnITe CRYPTOnITe: Testing the limits of parallel computer architectures under attacks against lattice-based cryptoschemes FCT 01-04-2017 01-04-2018
GRAPHENE Graphene Superlattices IT/LA 01-09-2014 01-09-2015
OPAC Optimization of pattern-matching compression algorithms for GPU’s IT/LA 01-09-2014 01-12-2017
RECI Apoio à Mobilidade Suportada por Controlo Partilhado e Interfaces Homem-Máquina Avançados FCT 01-01-2013 01-01-2015
TopMater Topological Materials IT 01-08-2016 01-08-2018
  • D. E. Fernandes, M. Rodrigues, G. Falcão, M. G. Silveirinha, Prémio ANACOM-URSI 2015, The ANACOM-URSI Portugal Prize was assigned to “Diffractionless Propagation of Electron Waves in Graphene Superlattices”. In this work we used a homemade Finite Difference in the Time Domain (FDTD) algorithm to characterize the propagation of electron waves in graphene. The algorithm was applied to study the dynamics of electrons in graphene superlattices, using both microscopic and effective medium approaches. In particular, it is shown that the time evolution of an electronic state and the propagation of stationary electronic states may be accurately predicted with the effective medium formalism, provided the initial state is less localized than the characteristic spatial period of the superlattice. Our results confirmed that electrons propagating in graphene superlattices with extreme anisotropy experience virtually no diffraction, 01-12-2015
  • G. Falcão, V. Silva, J. Andrade, ALTERA Europe-wide University Contest 2012-2013, ''ALTERA Europe-wide University Contest 2012-2013'', category of ''Most commercially relevant use of an FPGA'' for ON-OFF: Opencl-based NOn-binary ldpc decoding For FPGAs'', by João Andrade, Gabriel Falcão, and Vítor Silva. The award was received at the International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), in September 2nd 2013., 01-09-2013
  • R. M. Melo, J. P. B. Barreto, G. Falcão, Best paper Award, Best Paper Award for paper “Camera calibration and real-time image distortion correction in medical endoscopy using exchangeable optics”, by Rui Melo, Joao Barreto, and Gabriel Falcao, 3rd Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS), Verona, Italy, September 2013;, 01-09-2013
  • G. Falcão, J. P. B. Barreto, Google Research Award, Google Research Award for “UrbanScan: fast 3D modeling of urban scenes using a new stereo vision approach”, project funded by Google Inc., 01-08-2013
  • G. Falcão, D. N. Novo, M. P. Purnaprajna, N. B. Bellas, C. D. A. Antonopoulos, G. K. Karakonstantis, A. B. Burg, P. I. Ienne, HiPEAC Paper Award, HiPEAC Paper Award for ''Shortening design time through multiplatform simulations with a portable OpenCL golden-model: the LDPC decoder case'', by Gabriel Falcao, M. Owaida, D. Novo, M. Purnaprajna, N. Bellas, C. D. Antonopoulos, G. Karakonstantis, A. Burg and Paolo Ienne, presented at the IEEE Symposium on FCCM, May 2012., 01-05-2012
  • G. Falcão, L. Sousa, V. Silva, Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2010, Gabriel Falcão Fernandes has been awarded with the 2nd place in the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2010, in the category of PhD theses., 01-10-2010
  • G. Falcão, Distributed Learning of Convolutional Neural Networks on Heterogeneous Processors, Ireland, Dublin, Computing Systems Week, 11-2016
  • G. Falcão, Accelerating the reconstruction of 3D urban scenarios, Portugal, Porto, FAUP, 10-2016
  • G. Falcão, GPU-based accelerators for compute-intensive image and communications signal processing, India, Amrita University, (via skype), 08-2016
  • G. Falcão, GPUs and parallel computing towards 3D reconstruction, Finland, Helsinki, Aalto University, 09-2015
  • G. Falcão, High performance computing, Portugal, Coimbra, University of Coimbra, 02-2014
  • G. Falcão, Heterogeneous parallel computing in surgical medical procedures: from theory to reality, Japan, Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba, 02-2013
  • G. Falcão, GPU computing for speeding up highly demanding signal processing applications, China, Macao, University of Macao, 05-2012
  • G. Falcão, One single OpenCL kernel to program different multicores, Switzerland, Genève, Creative Electronic Systems (CES), 02-2012
  • IEEE International Symp. on Computer Architecture and Digital Systems - CADS, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems - SiPS, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • International Workshop HeteroPar’2017 (Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms) HeteroPar, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • Jornadas sobre Sistemas Reconfiguráveis - REC, Technical Programme Committee, 2015
  • European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO, Technical Programme Committee, 2014
  • Jornadas sobre Sistemas Reconfiguráveis - REC, Technical Programme Committee, 2014
  • Jornadas sobre Sistemas Reconfiguráveis - REC, Technical Programme Committee, 2013
  • IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems
    2017, 1 review(s); 2015, 1 review(s); 2014, 2 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Real-Time Image Processing
    2017, 1 review(s); 2015, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Microprocessors and Microsystems (MICPRO)
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing, Hindawi
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems
    2016, 1 review(s); 2015, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Systems Architecture
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • Neural Processing Letters
    2015, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s);
  • EURASIP Journal of Embedded Systems
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Tech.
    2015, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Computers
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Communications Letters
    2015, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s);
  • Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
    2015, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s);
  • IET Computer Vision
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Micro
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
    2014, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Computer Architecture Letters
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Computer Science and Technology
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • Digital Signal Processing
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Potentials Magazine
    2014, 1 review(s);