Leonardo Suriano

photo of Leonardo Suriano


Ph.D. student


Academic Degrees

B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering. Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy.
M.S. degree. University of Glasgow, UK.

research lines

Runtime Adaptive Hardware/Software execution in complex heterogeneous System, High-Performance Computing, Parallel Computing, Embedded System, and Firmware development

short cv

After the Bachelor achieved at the beginning of 2018 at Polytechnic of Bari with the maximum grade “cum Laude”, Leonardo started to work in Milan as a hardware designer for Industrie Dial Face (part of Telecom Italia). After one year, he moved in Bari where he became a Technical Manager of the Production. After more than four years in that position, he decided to come back to the Academic and he started his master in the Polytechnic of Bari and he completed it with a thesis developed in the Erasmus experience in the University of Glasgow with the maximum grade “cum Laude”. During the academic years, he achieved one scholarship for each of the years.

After the thesis, he moved in France working in the R&D for INRIA, in a team of mathematicians, developing parallel algorithms for image processing upon GPU (Graphical Processing Unit). He was involved in the project ARTIV1 (a mathematical model of the Primary Visual Cortex of Human Brain).

In January 2016, he started his Ph.D. in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid with the professor Eduardo de la Torre. There Leonardo continued to work with complex heterogeneous systems (CPU + FPGA + GPU). His main research focuses on realizing tools and strategies to develop ap-plications that make efficient use of such heterogeneity by dispatching tasks on the available pro-cessing elements (i.e. available CPU or custom hardware accelerators). He is deeply involved in two European projects: Enable S3 and Cerbero and he realized his Ph.D. research abroad period in INSA (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées) of Rennes in France for the integration of hard-ware accelerators into PREESM (an open source project for rapid prototyping of Dataflow applica-tions). Leonardo is one of the contributor of the PREESM open source project available on github.

For his Ph.D. thesis, Leonardo received two prizes: the “Best Research Project” in the Industrial Research Meeting 2016 and the “Best Oral Session” in the “Simposio Tu Tesi en 4 Minutos” of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in the 2018.



  • best work award at Industriales Research Meeting 2016


  • ETSII, UPM (2016). Industriales Research Meeting 2016. ETSI Industriales, Madrid. ISBN 978-84- 16397-31- 0.
  • Study of HEMTs Thermal Parameters Based on I-V Characteristics Analysis, i-manager’s Journal on Electronics Engineering, 5(4), Jun-Aug 2015, Print ISSN: 2229-7286, E-ISSN: 2249-0760, pp.19-23
  • A Simplified Thermal Model of Recessed Gate P-HEMTs for CAD Applications http://www.seipub.org/aime/paperInfo.aspx?ID=19476