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Patrick Lysaght

Sr. Director, Research Labs
Patrick Lysaght is a Senior Director in Xilinx Research Labs, San Jose, California. He leads a research group focused on making heterogeneous computing easier-to-use and more widely available. He is the architect of PYNQ, an open source framework for designing with programmable systems on chip. Patrick also leads the worldwide operation of the Xilinx University Program (XUP).

Before joining Xilinx, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde and at the Institute for System Level Integration. He started his career in research and development with Hewlett Packard, where he worked in both technical and marketing roles.

Patrick has co-authored more than fifty technical papers, co-edited two books on programmable logic and holds twenty US patents. He has served on the technical committees of numerous international conferences and is chairman of the steering committee for International Conference on Field Programmable Logic (FPL). Two of his papers are included in the most significant research papers of the first 25 years of FPL. 

Patrick holds BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Limerick, and Heriot-Watt University, respectively.