dr.ir. T.G.R.M. van Leuken

Associate Professor
Circuits and Systems (CAS), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: High-level VLSI system design

Themes: Electronic Systems and VLSI Design


Rene van Leuken is a staff member at CAS. His research interests include Algorithms and Architectures, ESL design, high-level synthesis, VLSI design methodology, System model methodology, system modeling and optimization, VLSI System - and Complex Computing Blocks realization, with application areas including neuromorphic computing and data stream processing.

He is currently involved in two EU funded projects:

  • RESIST: Design approach for resilient integrated electronic systems in automotive and avionics applications

Workshop and Journal Reviewer

DATE (TPC), DAC, ICCAD, ISCAS, PATMOS (SC,TPC), MICPRO Journal Microprocessors and Microsystems, Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers (JCSC), Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems, General Chair PATMOS 2009, Program Chair PATMOS 2010, Guest Editor JOLPE - Journal of Low Power Electronics, Reviewer EU projects.

Faculty Committees

Curriculum committee EE Micro-Electronics [2003], CEES Exam Committee [2004 - 2008], CE Curriculum committee [2008], CEES Education Committee [2008 - present].

ET4054 Methods and algorithms for system design

System design by logic synthesis, optimization, and combinatorial algorithms

ET4351 VLSI Systems on Chip

How to design, connect and implement large macro IP blocks that constitutes a system on chip

Computational neuroscience and bio-inspired circuits and algorithms

Low-power neuro-inspired or neuromorphic circuits and algorithms; low-power circuits and systems for neural interfacing.

Programmable Systems for Intelligence in Automobiles

(a) fail-operational sensor-fusion framework, (b) dependable embedded E/E architectures, (c) safety compliant integration of AI approaches for object recognition, scene understanding, and decision making

Projects history


Design approach for resilient integrated electronic systems in automotive and avionics applications

Heterogeneous Inception

Developing and deploying a unified design methodology and tools for system-level design and verification of heterogeneous systems

Computing Fabric for high performance Applications

Develop an open, flexible and high performance platform by substituting heterogeneous mixed HW/SW specialized sub-systems by application specific processor arrays.

Last updated: 18 Mar 2019

PhD students

BSc project proposals