Marina Zapater is Associate Professor in the REDS Institute since 2020. She obtained a Master on Electronic Engineering and a Master on Telecommunication Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2010. After obtaining a PhD fellowship from the International Program of Talent Recruitment from the Spanish government, she started her PhD in Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain. During her PhD, she did two research stays at the PeacLab group in Boston University, for a total duration of 9 months, where she worked on a project in collaboration with Oracle, Inc.
After obtaining her PhD in 2015, she became as Assistant Professor in Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In parallel, she started to collaborate with the Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). In July 2016, she joined the ESL at EPFL as a post-doctoral researcher, and she moved to Switzerland. In February 2020 she joined the REDS Institute as an Associate Professor.
Her research interests include the design and optimisation of novel complex heterogeneous architectures to increase their performance and energy efficiency. Within this framework, her works spans from embedded systems (edge and IoT) to high-performance computing processors, including servers and data centers, as well as the efficient execution of artificial intelligence and deep learning workloads.
In this domain, she has co-authored more than 50 papers in top conferences and journals. Since 2016, Marina Zapater has been Scientific Coordinator of 4 European H2020 projects and participates in 3 others, and she co-PI in another 3 projects with industry partners, such as Facebook or Huawei.