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College Photo Name Manzke, Michael
Main Department Computer Science
College Title Assistant Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 2400
Dr. Michael Manzke is a member of the Graphics Vision and Visualisation group (GV2) at Trinity College Dublin. He joined TCD in 1998 as a fulltime researcher and postgraduate student after ten years in industry. In 1999 he was appointed as Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science. Michael supervises a group of PhD students that mainly work on high performance hybrid graphics architectures and interconnect technologies for Reconfigurable Hardware. These special purpose architectures meet real-time constrains, interface with general-purpose computers and accept distributed user IO. Michael's interest in performance analysis led to the investigation of algorithms that estimation in real-time the global compute state of computer subsystems and closely coupled compute-clusters. This work was the basis of his PhD that he passed in July 2006. Furthermore Michael organised the first and second SCI summer school in TCD and served on the Steering and Program Committee for the fourth International SCI-Europe Conference 2001. He is a member of the organising committee for Eurographics 2005 and served as referee for the IEE Journal Computers & Digital Techniques and the Journal of Systems and Software.
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External Examiner with the School of Computing, Dublin City University for the BSc in Computer Applications (Software Engineering) programme. 2012
Management Committee Member to COST Action IC1005: HDRi: The digital capture, storage, transmission and display of real-world lighting 2011
CTO QUATERNION LABS Limited 2010-2013
Co-Director SONY TOSHIBA IBM (STI) Cell Center of Competence Europe 2008
Program Chair: Workshop on Computer Architecture Education WCAE, held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual International Symposium on Microarchitecture 2009
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
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Awards and Honours
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Master in Art (jure officii) Trinity College Dublin 2004
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
Description of Research Interests
Computer Graphics Hardware, Computer Architecture, Computer Graphics, Ray-Tracing, Performance Analyses, Non-Intrusive Trace Data Acquisition and Analysis, Compute State Estimation, Kalman Filtering, Distributed Shared Memory Graphics Clusters, Reconfigurable Hardware, Real-Time Clusters, Embedded Systems, Interactive High Performance Visualisation, High Speed Interconnects, Scalable Coherent Interface, FPGA Interconnects and Field Programmable Analogue Arrays (FPAAs).
Research Interests
Computer Science/Engineering Computer architecture Computer graphics, Meta computing Digital systems, representation
Distributed systems High performance computing Image synthesis Kalman Filter
Modelling, modelling tools, 3D modelling Networks and telecommunications research Peripherals technologies Signal processing
Systems Engineering Systems control, Modelling, Neural networks Systems/Control
Research Projects
Project title A Shared-Memory Hybrid Graphics Cluster for Visualisation and Video Processing
Summary In July 2004, SFI awarded Michael Manzke of the CAG, Dr Carol O’Sullivan of the ISG and Dr Anil Kokaram of the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department a Basic Research Grant. As principal investigator, Dr Carol O’Sullivan leads this research effort that investigates “A Shared-Memory Hybrid Graphics Cluster for Visualisation and Video Processing”.
Funding Agency Science Foundation Ireland
Programme Basic Research Grant
Type of Project
Date from 2004
Date to 2007
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Project title Physical Simulation on Scalable and Reconfigurable Shared-Memory Graphics Cluster
Funding Agency IRCSET
Type of Project
Date from 2005
Date to 2009
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Project title Real-time Ray tracing on multi-core architectures
Summary Investigating efficient multi threading/parallelisation of graphics and rendering algorithms and their application to real time raytracing on next generation multi-core cpu architectures.
Funding Agency IRCSET
Type of Project
Date from 2006
Date to 2009
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Project title A Scalable programmable architecture for Ray-tracing applications
Summary This project investigates scalable and programmable architecture for Ray-tracing applications
Funding Agency Enterprise Ireland
Programme CFTD/2008/202
Type of Project
Date from 2008
Date to 2011
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Project title Motion Capture and Motion Capture Data Compressionon on Cell Processors
Summary This Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership project with Sony Toshiba and IBM in concerend with motion capture and motion capture data compression on Cell processors.
Funding Agency Enterprise Ireland
Programme IP//2007/505
Type of Project Innovation Partnership
Date from 2008
Date to 2010
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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Michael Doyle, Colin Fowler, Michael Manzke, A Hardware Unit for Fast SAH-optimised BVH Construction, ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) - SIGGRAPH 2013 Conference Proceedings, 32, (4), 2013, p139:1 - 139:10
Cem Direkoglu, Rozenn Dahyot, Michael Manzke, On using Anisotropic Di ffusion for Skeleton Extraction, International Journal of Computer Vision, 100, (2), 2012, p170 - 189
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