Erik VermijPhD Researcher, IBM Research
Erik Vermij is a PhD researcher at the IBM Research lab in Zurich, Switzerland. He is pursuing his PhD at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, where he earlier received his MSc, focussing on high performance computing and computer architectures. He works at the site of ASTRON, the Dutch institute for radio astronomy, on the DOME project. This project is a collaboration between IBM and ASTRON, to investigate several challenges regarding the realization of the Square Kilometer Array. He is looking into the possibilities of developing custom hardware accelerators to meet the compute and power efficiency requirements of this instrument.