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M.Sc. Jorge Castro-Godínez

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Haid-und-Neu-Str. 7
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76131 Karlsruhe

Short Bio

Jorge Castro-Godínez receveid his engineer degree ("Licenciatura") in Electronics Engineering and M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering (major on Embedded Systems) from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology. Currently, he is a scientist and PhD student at the Chair for Embedded Systems, Institute of Computer Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Jörg Henkel.

Prior, Jorge worked as Embedded Systems Engineer at Canam Technology Inc. (http://www.canam-technology.com/) (2010-2012), and as a Lecturer at the Electronics Engineering School, Costa Rica Institute of Technology (2012-2014), where took part of a industry-joint research and development project between the Signal and Image Processing Lab and Bounce Imaging (http://bounceimaging.com/).

He has been reviewer and additional reviewer for conferences such as DAC, ICCAD, CASES, CODES+ISSS, and FPL; and journals such as IEEE TC, TCAD, TVLSI, and ESL.



Jorge Castro-Godínez, Muhammad Shafique, Jörg Henkel
ECAx: Balancing Error Correction Costs in Approximate Accelerators
in ACM Transaction on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS, Volume 18, Issue 5S), DOI, PDF, 2019.


Deykel Hernández-Araya, Jorge Castro-Godínez, Muhammad Shafique and Jörg Henkel
AUGER: A Tool for Generating Approximate Arithmetic Circuits
in 11th IEEE Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems – LASCAS 2020, San José, Costa Rica, DOI, PDF, February 25 - 28, 2020.
Jorge Castro-Godínez, Deykel Hernández-Araya, Muhammad Shafique and Jörg Henkel
Approximate Acceleration for CNN-based Applications on IoT Edge Devices
in 11th IEEE Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems – LASCAS 2020, San José, Costa Rica, DOI, PDF, February 25 - 28, 2020.
Jorge Castro-Godínez, Sven Esser, Muhammad Shafique, Santiago Pagani, Jörg Henkel
Compiler-Driven Error Analysis for Designing Approximate Accelerators
in IEEE/ACM 21th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE’18), Dresden, Germany, March 19-23, 2018, DOI, PDF.


Jorge Castro-Godínez, Jörg Henkel
Error Propagation Estimation on Approximate Designs with Compiler-Driven Support
in 3rd. Workshop on Approximate Computing (AxC 18), Special Session, Bremen, Germany, May 31 - June 1, 2018


Jorge Castro-Godínez
Approximate Software for Accurate Hardware
in NiPS Summer School 2019, OPRECOMP Summer of Code Initiative, 2019


Student Theses

Available Theses

Abbreviation: D - Diploma Thesis, M - Master Thesis, S - Student Work, B - Bachelor Thesis.

Topic Type of work Mentor
Approximation Advisor Tool ( PDF )B / MAlan, Tanfer / Castro-Godínez, Jorge

Ongoing projects
Name Type of
Titel Mentor
Castillo, AndresBachelor thesisIntegrating CGRAs to a RISC-V processor Castro-Godínez, Jorge
Espinoza, GabrielInternshipDevelopment of an approximate mathematical libraryCastro-Godínez, Jorge / Alan, Tanfer
Gonzalez, TomasMaster thesisExploiting an NPU for Approximations On-demandCastro-Godínez, Jorge
Lopez, Jean PaulInternshipDesign-space exploration of approximate arithmetic circuits Castro-Godínez, Jorge

Finished projects
Name Type of work TitelMentor Completion date
Mateus Vargas, JulianMaster thesisHLS for approximate hardware acceleratorsCastro-Godínez, Jorge19-12-11
Porras, DennisBachelor thesisProcessor Model for Manycore System Simulation PlatformCastro-Godínez, Jorge19-10-18
Calvo, EstebanBachelor thesisGeneration of approximate kernels for machine learningCastro-Godínez, Jorge19-10-15
Delgado, JuanBachelor thesisApproximate PEs for CGRACastro-Godínez, Jorge19-10-13
Solano, FabianBachelor thesisQuality Control for Approximate AcceleratorsCastro-Godínez, Jorge19-06-19
Monestel, DavidBachelor thesisApproximate Execution on CGRACastro-Godínez, Jorge19-06-19
Barrantes, HumbertoBachelor thesisGeneration and Synthesis of Approximate CircuitsCastro-Godínez, Jorge19-06-18
Granados, FranderBachelor thesisGenerating Approximate Software for Exact HardwareCastro-Godínez, Jorge19-06-18
Solano, FabianInternshipQuality Control for Approximate AcceleratorsCastro-Godínez, Jorge18-11-29
Barrantes, HumbertoInternshipGeneration and Synthesis of Approximate CircuitsCastro-Godínez, Jorge18-11-29
Monestel, DavidInternshipOptimizing the Implementation of Error-Resilient ApplicationsCastro-Godínez, Jorge18-11-29
Luis, LeonBachelor thesisApproximate Machine Learning ClassifiersCastro-Godínez, Jorge18-11-22
Moya, DanielBachelor thesisAssisted-Design of Approximate Applications for Custom Computing SystemsCastro-Godínez, Jorge18-11-22
Moya, DanielInternshipASIP for Approximate ComputingCastro-Godínez, Jorge18-06-22
Solano, BraulioBachelor thesisExploring error resilience on ADAS applicationsCastro-Godínez, Jorge18-02-16
Osorio, PabloBachelor thesisDevelopment of a multi-core and multi-accelerator platform for approximate computingCastro-Godínez, Jorge17-11-27
Cruz, JuanBachelor thesisCharacterization and calendarization of error resilient applicationsCastro-Godínez, Jorge17-11-21
Hernandez, DeykelBachelor thesisDevelopment of a tool to generate approximate arithmetic circuitsCastro-Godínez, Jorge17-06-12
Esser, SvenMaster thesisFehleranalyse und Entwurfsraumuntersuchung für die High-Level Synthese von approximierten BeschleunigernCastro-Godínez, Jorge17-05-14
Dhola, BhavinMaster thesisApproximate hardware accelerationShafique, Muhammad / Castro-Godínez, Jorge 17-02-03
Käser, Michael JoachimBachelor thesisLight-weight error prediction at runtime in approximate computingCastro-Godínez, Jorge16-10-31