Forthcoming Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Hosting a Distinguished Visiting Fellow can be an opportunity to work with eminent researchers who are world class in their field, leading to long lasting relationships to benefit your own career and potential future collaborations for SICSA.  There will be some interesting talks from SICSA DVFs in the near future and this web-page will be updated accordingly.

You can access the full reports from previously funded DVFs on the SICSA report page.
For more information on how to apply for SICSA funding please see the funding webpage.


Professor Daniel J SorinProfessor Daniel Sorin, Addy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University will be giving a talk on “Designing Formally Verifiable Cache Coherence Protocols” in September and also holding a Master Class on  Shared Memory and Memory Consistency Models at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh on 12th & 13th October.
Professor Sorin is the Addy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University.  His research interests are in computer architecture, with a focus on fault tolerance, verification, and memory system design.  He is the author of “Fault Tolerant Computer Architecture” and a co-author of “A Primer on Memory Consistency and Cache Coherence.”  He is the recipient of a SICSA Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Career Award, and Duke’s Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award.  He received a PhD and MS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and he received a BSE in electrical engineering from Duke University.
For more information on his talks and Master Class please have a look at the SICSA Events Page

Professor Sorin is being hosted by Vijay Nagarajan, University of Edinburgh


Felipe MeneguzziSICSA DVF Dr. Felipe Meneguzzi, Pontifícia Universidade is having a Master Class on “Plan and Goal Recognition” on Tuesday 17th October at the University of Aberdeen.

Dr. Felipe Meneguzzi is a researcher on multiagent systems, normative reasoning and automated planning. He is currently an associate professor/senior lecturer at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). Prior to that appointment he was a Project Scientist at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in the US. Felipe got his PhD at King’s College London in the UK and an undergraduate and masters degree at PUCRS in Brazil.

He received the 2016 Google Research Awards for Latin America, and was one of four runners up to 2013 Microsoft Research Awards. His current research interests include plan recognition, hybrid planning and norm reasoning.

Dr Meneguzzi is being hosted by Dr Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen