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​Principal Scientist Martti Forsell, VTT, Finland - Project leader, Video computing in terminals

Besides being Principal Scientist of computer architecture and parallel computing at VTT he acts also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Oulu. He received M.Sc., Ph.Lic., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Joensuu, Finland in 1991, 1994, and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining VTT, he has acted as a lecturer, researcher, and acting
professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Joensuu. Dr. Forsell has a long background in parallel and sequential computer architecture and parallel computing research. He is the inventor of the first scalable high-performance CMP architecture armed with an easy-to-use general-purpose parallel application development scheme (consisting of a computational model, programming language, experimental optimizing compiler, and simulation tools) exploiting the synchronous shared memory model, as well as a number of other TLP and ILP architectures, architectural techniques, models of computation and development methodologies and tools for general purpose computing. At the applicationspecific front, he has acted as the main architect of the Silicon Hive CSP 2500 processor and programming methodology aimed for low-power digital front-end radio signal processing. He has co-organized the Highly Parallel Processing on a Chip (HPPC) workshop series between 2007- 2011, served in program committees of various conferences and workshops as well acted as the manager/key contributor in various academic and industrial projects. Recently he and his team had designed and implemented the REPLICA architecture framework and outlined the thick control flow (TCF) model and architecture, aiming to remove the performance and programmability limitations of chip multiprocessor architectures with a help of a strong model of computation. This work continues in the Off-Chip Memory System and Flexible Threading Model for the REPLICA Architecture (OCTA) project funded by the academy of Finland.

The rest of the REPLICA team consists of research scientists Harri Hyväri and Olli Mämmelä who work on video computing in head end.