Partha S. Roop
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
The University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand


I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. I did a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, an M. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India and a B. E degree from Anna University (College of Engineering), Madras, India.

My main research interests is in the area of real-time embedded systems. These are ubiquitous computing systems that have challenging design issues in both hardware and software fronts. Of particular interest to me are systems in industrial control such as airport baggage handling and other complex material handling systems. I am also looking at several design challenges in embedded systems such as the static timing analysis of embedded code, design of processors that guarantee precise timing and the design of complex systems on a chip (SoC) by automatically combining many pre-verified IP blocks. An interesting project that combines many of these challenges is the design of interactive indoor sports environments and we are developing such environments at UoA. I have proposed a family of processors called reactive processors which are specifically designed for reactive embedded applications.

I am a member of the editorial board of Elsevier Journal of Microprocessors and Microsystems and EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems.

In the first half of 2009 I was on Sabbatical leave at Kiel University, Germany to work in the real-time embedded systems group of Prof. Reinhard von Hanxleden with a fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation and Auckland University. I also spent a part of this leave with Dr. Alain Girault of INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France. The main focus of my research during this period was to work on the so called Precision Timed Architectures (PRET) by simple customizations to general purpose processors. I developed a new language called PRET-C for predictable programming of PRET machines. PRET machines were originally proposed by UC Berkeley and Columbia University researchers. More details on our PRET research is available on the website of PRETzel Research Group.

Contact Details
address:Parivate Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
phone:(649) 3737599 EXT:85583
fax:(649) 3737461
News and Quotes

PhDs from Germany, who completed their degree within the past 4 years and interested in pursuing a Postdoc in the PRETzel research group can contact me. As an Humbolt fellow, I am interested in hosting Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers from Germany. See Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship.


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