Marian Verhelst

Scientific Advisor

Marian Verhelst is a full professor at the MICAS laboratories of the EE Department of KU Leuven and a research director at Imec. Her research focuses on embedded machine learning, hardware accelerators, HW-algorithm co-design and low-power edge processing. Before that, she received a PhD from KU Leuven in 2008, was a visiting scholar at the BWRC of UC Berkeley in the summer of 2005, and worked as a research scientist at Intel Labs, Hillsboro OR from 2008 till 2011. Marian is a topic chair of the DATE and ISSCC executive committees, TPC member of VLSI and ESSCIRC and was the chair of tinyML2021 and TPC co-chair of AICAS2020. Marian is an SSCS Distinguished Lecturer, was a member of the Young Academy of Belgium, an associate editor for TVLSI, TCAS-II and JSSC and a member of the STEM advisory committee to the Flemish Government. Marian currently holds a prestigious ERC Starting Grant from the European Union, was the laureate of the Royal Academy of Belgium in 2016, and received the André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy in 2021.