Welcome to my personal homepage! I'm a Professor in the faculty of Applied Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda in Germany. My research interests are arithmetic circuits and their optimization in the context of reconfigurable systems (FPGAs). To get a idea about my research interests, please look at the word cloud below or into my Publications, to get a better idea about me, look in my CV. Personally, I'm interested in many topics from electronics, programming, and radio amateur (my callsign is DC3MKB).
Here is a word cloud from all my papers until 2019:
5th May, 2020
Happy and proud that our paper “Comparison of Arithmetic Number Formats for Inference in Sum-Product Networks on FPGAs” together with Lukas Sommer, Lukas Weber and Andreas Koch (all TU Darmstadt) has won the Best Paper Award at this year's FCCM.
15th January, 2020
I‘m happy that our paper “Modulo Scheduling with Rational Initiation Intervals in Custom Hardware Design” by P. Sittel, J. Wickerson, M. Kumm and P. Zipf has been nominated as best paper award candidate at the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), 2020. Congrats to the best paper award winners!
4th October, 2019
I‘m very happy to announce that our paper “Efficient Error-Tolerant Quantized Neural Network Accelerators” by G. Gambardella, J. Kappauf, M. Blott, C. Doehring, M. Kumm, P. Zipf and K. Vissers won the best paper award at the IEEE Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems!
1st January, 2019
Started as a Professor for Embedded Systems at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences.
10th June, 2018
Our paper “Advanced Compressor Tree Synthesis for FPGAs” by Martin Kumm and Johannes Kappauf was selected as featured paper of the month in the August 2018 issue of IEEE Transactions on Computers! There are video presentations in English, Chinese and Spanish available. See https://www.computer.org/tc!
27th June, 2018
I‘m happy to announce that our paper “Karatsuba with rectangular multipliers for FPGAs” by Martin Kumm, Oscar Gustafsson, Florent de Dinechin, Johannes Kappauf, and Peter Zipf won the best paper award at the IEEE Symposium on Computer Arithmetic!
3rd April, 2018
The paper “Optimal Constant Multiplication using Integer Linear Programming”, originaly sent to the ISCAS conference was invited and now finally accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, Special Issue on the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems. According to the Guest Editorial , 34 papers out of 1715 submitted papers were selected for this issue.