Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alberto Garcia-Ortiz


Chair for Integrated Digital Systems, ITEM
University of Bremen (NW1)
Otto-Hahn Allee 1
28359 Bremen Germany

Tel. +49 (0) 421 218 62533
Fax. +49 (0) 421 218 9862533
Office: NW1 W3120
agarcia (at)

Short CV (German)



Studium der Nachrichtentechnik, Schwerpunkt Elektrotechnik an der Polytechnischen Universität Valencia


NewLogic Consulting and Technology GmbH (Austria)


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Wissenschaftlicher Assistent an der TU Darmstadt


 Promotion zum Dr.-Ing.


IBM Deutschland Developmentand Research, Böblingen (Stuttgart)


Anafocus, Seville (Spain)

seit 2010

Professor für Integrierte Digitale Systeme an der Universität Bremen

Professional Activities

2019:Program co-chair of the International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies.
2018:Workshop co-chair of the International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems.
2017:Program co-chair of the International Symposium on Power and Timing Modelling, Optimization and Simulation.
2016:General Chair of the International Workshop on CMOS Variability.
2016:General Chair of the International Symposium on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation.
2015:General Chair of the International Symposium on Reconfigurable and Communication Centric Design.
2013:Program Co-Chair of the International Workshop on Reconfigurable and Communication Centric Design.
2012:Co-chair of the EOS Topical Meeting on Silicon Photonics, Aberdeen.
Since 2011: Reviewer for the DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
2010: Reviewer for the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)
2006: Reviewer for the Austrian National Research Society (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft)
Since 2005: Editor on board and reviewer of the Journal of Low Power Electronics from American Scientific Publishers.

Research topics

My current research topics concentrate on the following areas areas:

  1. Low-Power Design: Low-power coding, stochastic computing, dedicated hardware accelerators, etc.
  2. New Technologies: Vision-Systems-on-Chip, 3D-integration, reversible circuits, nanophotonic technologies, etc.
  3. Multiprocessor Architectures: Networks-on-Chip, Hardware Operative-Systems, massive parallel architectures, etc.
  4. Wireless Sensor Networks Data compression, task scheduling, etc.


As full professor for the chair of Integrated Digital Systems, my teaching responsibilities cover a wide range lectures. I strongly committed to teaching; my goal is to provide a solid education that combines a deep theoretical background with the practical skills demanded by companies today. Currently, I am holding the following lectures and labs:
  • Fundamentals in Digital Technology
  • Laboratory Fundamentals in Digital Technology
  • Design Methodologies with Hardware Description Languages
  • Digital Technology
  • Advance Digital System Design
  • Architectures and Design Methodologies of Integrated Digital Systems
  • System-on-Chip: Architectures and Design Methods
  • Laboratory Design of Digital Systems



  1. Circuits and methods allowing for pixel array exposure pattern control. Pat. US8063350 B2. E. John McGarry, Rafael Dominguez-Castro, and Alberto Garcia. U.S. Classification 250/208.1, 257/258, 348/302, 348/308, 348/294, 257/292; International Classification H01L31/00, H01L27/00, H04N5/335, H04N3/14; Cooperative Classification H04N5/2353, H04N5/3535, H04N5/35554, H04N5/378; European Classification H04N5/355B1A, H04N5/353B, H04N5/235E, H04N5/378. Nov. 22, 2011.
  2. Estimating static power consumption of integrated circuits using logic gate templates. Pat. US7681153 B2. Cedric Lichtenau, Alberto Garcia-Ortiz, and Norman J. Rohrer. U.S. Classification 716/136, 716/103; International Classification G06F17/50; Cooperative Classification G01R31/2837; European Classification G01R31/28F4B. Mar. 16, 2010
  3. Method and apparatus for on-the-fly minimum power state transition. Pat. US7757137 B2. Alberto Garcia Ortiz, Cedric Lichtenau, and Norman J. Rohrer. U.S. Classification 714/726, 714/729, 714/727, 714/708, 714/15, 714/30, 714/34; International Classification G01R31/28; Cooperative Classification G01R31/318541, G01R31/318575; European Classification G01R31/3185S2. July 13, 2010.


    Publications in journals

      Publications in conferences