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Directors of the ARM-ECS Research Center

Visiting Professor at University of Southampton since 2008 providing industrial oversight for post-graduate research, attached to the Pervasive Systems Centre. Main day-job is to lead a low-power research and development program at ARM Ltd.

David Flynn, a Fellow in R&D at ARM Ltd, Cambridge UK,, has been with the company since 1991, specializing in System-on-Chip IP deployment and methodology. He is the original architect behind ARM’s synthesizable CPU family and the AMBA on-chip interconnect standard. His current research focus is low-power system-level design. He holds a number of patents in on-chip bus, low power and embedded processing sub-system design and holds a BSc in Computer Science from Hatfield Polytechnic, UK and a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering from Loughborough University, UK. He also serves as a part-time Visiting Professor with the Electronics and Computer Science Department at Southampton University, UK. David is a primary author of the "Low Power Methodology Manual" co-developed with Synopsys and (Springer 2007) and a contributing author to the VMM-LP launched 2009. 

Professor of Computer Engineering and his research expertise is energy-efficient, reliable and testable digital hardware. He has received a number of international awards for his research including 3 best paper awards. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE (2009) for contributions to design and test of low power integrated circuits and systems. He was elected Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering (2013). He directs the Pervasive Systems Centre www.psc.ecs.soton.ac.uk.

He is ARM Professor of Computer Engineering, and Co-Director of the ARM-ECS research centre http://arm.ecs.soton.ac.uk/. He is Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences.

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