Background and activities

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Per Gunnar Kjeldsberg was born in Trondheim, Norway in 1966. He received his Sivilingeniør degree (MSc) in electrical engineering in 1992 from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH). In 2001 he received the degree of Doktor ingeniør (PhD) from the same institution (now Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU). Between 1992 and 1996 he worked as a design engineer at Eidsvoll Electronics AS, designing communication control equipment based on embedded HW/SW solutions. During his doctoral studies, he focused on storage requirement estimation and optimization for data intensive applications. The research was performed in close cooperation with imec, in Leuven, Belgium, where he was a visiting researcher for nine months in all. Kjeldsberg has published a number of conference and journal papers, and has been coauthor of two books in his fields of interest. Currently he is Professor at Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, NTNU. His research interests are embedded heterogeneous multi-processor systems, with a focus on multi-media and digital signal processing applications. Between October 2005 and June 2006, Kjeldsberg was a visiting researcher at University of California, Irvine, Center for Embedded Computer Systems. Between August 2012 and March 2013 he visited imec Netherlands at the Holst Centre in High Tech Campus, Eindhoven. Kjeldsberg has participated in several national and international research projects. He is project leader for the Horizon 2020 initiative on Energy Efficient Computing Systems, one of seven groups selected by NTNU to receive special support towards EU’s research program Horizon 2020. At NTNU he teaches several extensive undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervises a number of students at master and PhD level. Kjeldsberg is and has been a member of the board of directors both at the Faculty and in private companies. He is frequently used as reviewer for several international journals and conferences.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Catthoor, Francky; Danckaert, Koen; Kulkarni, Chidamber; Brockmeyer, Erik; Kjeldsberg, Per Gunnar; Van Achteren, Tanja; Omnes, Thierry. (2002) Data Access and Storage Management for Embedded Programmable Processors. 2002. ISBN 0-7923-7689-7.

Part of book/report

  • Zompakis, Nikolaos; Filippopoulos, Iason-Ioannis; Kjeldsberg, Per Gunnar; Catthoor, Francky; Soudris, Dimitrios. (2014) Systematic Exploration of Power-Aware Scenarios for IEEE 802.11ac WLAN Systems. Proceedings of the 17th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2014.
  • Filippopoulos, Iason; Catthoor, Francky; Kjeldsberg, Per Gunnar; Hammari, Elena; Huisken, Jos. (2012) Memory-Aware System Scenario Approach Energy Impact. Proceedings of the 30th Norchip Conference, NORCHIP12.

Postal address

Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway