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Michael Manzke
Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Biography

Dr. Michael Manzke is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at TCD since 1999 and a member of the GV2 group. He received his PhD from TCD in 2006 and has published over 30 peer reviewed publications in journals and conference proceedings e.g. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) and International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV). Furthermore, he filed 4 patents. Dr. Manzke's focusses on high performance low power graphics architectures and algorithms. This work is equally applicable to computer vision problems. Interactive Computer Graphics and Computer Vision applications require systems that deliver high performance while consuming very small amounts power. This is increasingly important for ubiquitous mobile applications such as augmented reality. He and his team of researchers address these research questions by investigating microarchitectures and algorithms that are specifically designed for Visual Computing computation. He works closely with industry partners such as Xilinx, Dolphin Interconnect Solutions, Intel, Sony, Toshiba, IBM, and Movidius on these problems. Dr. Manzke is supervising and supervised in total 13 team members: Postdocs(3), PhD(8), and Research Engineers(2). He has received 8 grants from Science Foundation Ireland, IRCSET, Enterprise Ireland, and Irish Research Council with a total amount of €1,826,319 and a total amount allocated to the candidate of €1,155,159.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Muiris Woulfe and Michael Manzke, A hybrid fixed-function and microprocessor solution for high-throughput broad-phase collision detection, EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems, 2017, (1), 2016, p1 - 15 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

Colin Fowler, Michael J. Doyle, and Michael Manzke, Adaptive BVH: an evaluation of an efficient shared data structure for interactive simulation, Proceedings of the 30th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG '14), Smolenice, Slovakia, ACM, 2014, pp37 - 45 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

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 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Cem Direkoglu, Rozenn Dahyot, Michael Manzke, On using Anisotropic Di ffusion for Skeleton Extraction, International Journal of Computer Vision, 100, (2), 2012, p170 - 189 Journal Article, 2012

Doyle, Michael J. and Fowler, Colin and Manzke, Michael, Hardware Accelerated Construction of SAH-based Bounding Volume Hierarchies for Interactive Ray Tracing, Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, Costa Mesa, California, ACM, 2012, pp209 - 209 Poster, 2012 DOI

Muiris Woulfe, Michael Doyle and Michael Manzke, Collision Detection Hardware Optimised for Ray-Tracers, Conference on High-Performance Graphics 2010 (HPG 2010), Saarbrücken, Germany, 25-27 June 2010, edited by Aaron Lefohn and Austin Robison , Eurographics Association, 2010, pp1 Poster, 2010 TARA - Full Text URL

Eoin Creedon, FPGA Message Passing Cluster Architectures, Trinity College Dublin, 2010 Thesis, 2010

Muiris Woulfe, A Hybrid Software and Hardware System for Collision Detection, University of Dublin, Trinity College, 2010 Thesis, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Jonathan Ruttle, Michael Manzke, Rozenn Dahyot, Smooth Kernel Density Estimate for Multiple View Reconstruction, 7th European Conference for Visual Media Production, London, 17 - 18 November, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI

Colin Fowler, Steven Collins and Michael Manzke, Real-Time Ray-Tracing for Physically Simulated Scenes, High Performance Graphics 2010, Saarbruecken, Germany, 2010, pp1 Poster, 2010

Cem Direkoglu, Rozenn Dahyot and Michael Manzke, Skeleton Extraction via Anisotropic Heat Flow , British Machine Vision Conference 2010 (BMVC 2010), Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, 31/08-03/09, edited by Labrosse, Fr\'ed\'eric and Zwiggelaar, Reyer and Liu, Yonghuai and Tiddeman, Bernie , BMVA Press, 2010, pp61.1 - 61.11 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI

Muiris Woulfe and Michael Manzke, A Framework for Benchmarking Interactive Collision Detection, 25th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG 2009), Budmerice, Slovakia, 23-25 April 2009, edited by Helwig Hauser , Comenius University, 2009, pp221 - 228 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Eoin Creedon, Michael Manzke, Software vs. Hardware Message Passing Implementations for FPGA Clusters, International Conference on Parallel Computing, France, September, 2009, pp8 Conference Paper, 2009

Ross Brennan, A Scalable and Reconfigurable Shared Memory Architecture for Large-Scale Graphics Applications, PhD Thesis, Trinity College Dublin, 2009 Thesis, 2009

Jonathan Ruttle, Michael Manzke, Rozenn Dahyot, Estimating 3D Scene Flow from Multiple 2D Optical Flows, International Machine Vision and Image Processing conference (IMVIP 2009), Trinity College Dublin, 2nd - 4th September, 2009, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

Michael Manzke, Michael Doyle, Ross Brennan, The Provost, Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, A Micro-architecture System and Method for ray tracing and collision detection, 2009, Europe 09179394.3, USA 61/286,935 Patent, 2009

Eoin Creedon, Michael Manzke, Impact of Fragmentation Strategy on Ethernet Performance, IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing (NPC 2009), Australia, October, IFIP, 2009, pp30 - 37 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Thomas Heade and Michael Manzle, HDR Image Composition and Tone Mapping on the Cell Processor, Eurographics Ireland Workshop Series, Trinity College Dublin, 11 December 2009, edited by Yann Morvan and Veronica Sundstedt , 9, Eurographics Irish Chapter, 2009, pp59 - 66 Conference Paper, 2009

Stephen Cavanagh and Michael Manzke, Real Time Disparity Map Estimation on the Cell Processor, Eurographics Ireland Workshop Series, Trinity College Dublin, 11 December 2009, edited by Yann Morvan and Veronica Sundstedt , 9, Eurographics Irish Chapter, 2009, pp67 - 74 Conference Paper, 2009

Jonathan Ruttle, Michael Manzke, Martin Prazak, Rozenn Dahyot, Synchronized Real-time Multi-Sensor Motion Capture System, SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, Sketches & Posters Program, Yokohama, Japan, 16 - 19 December, 2009 Poster, 2009 DOI

Muiris Woulfe, Eoin Creedon, Ross Brennan, Michael Doyle and Michael Manzke, Programming Models for Reconfigurable Application Accelerators, 1st Workshop on Programming Models for Emerging Architectures (PMEA 2009), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 12 September 2009, edited by Marc Gonzalez Tallada, Alejandro Duran Gonzalez, Rosa M Badia Sala and Xavier Martorell Bofill , Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 2009, pp77 - 83 Conference Paper, 2009 URL TARA - Full Text

Michael Manzke and Muiris Woulfe, The Provost, Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, Micro-architecture System and Method for Data Processing, 2009, Irish Patent s2009/0940 Patent, 2009

Colin Fowler, Michael Manzke, Steven Collins, Accelerated Entry Point Search Algorithm for Real Time Ray Tracing, Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, Slovakia, April 25th 2009, 2009, pp29 - 37 Conference Paper, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

Ross Brennan and Michael Manzke, SPARTA: A Scalable Architecture for Ray-Tracing Applications, SIGGRAPH Asia, Conference on Sketches and Applications, Singapore, 10-13 December 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Muiris Woulfe, John Dingliana and Michael Manzke, Hardware Accelerated Broad Phase Collision Detection for Interactive Entertainment Applications, Irish Graduate Student Symposium on Vision, Graphics and Visualisation 2008 (VGV08), Dublin, Ireland, 5 June 2008, edited by Gerard Lacey, Alan Smeaton and Aaron Quigley , Trinity College Dublin, 2008, pp20 Poster, 2008 TARA - Full Text URL

Eoin Creedon, Michael Manzke, Scalable High Performance Computing on FPGA Clusters Using Message Passing, Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, 18th International Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, Sept. 8 - 10, IEEE, 2008, pp443 - 446 Conference Paper, 2008 DOI

Muiris Woulfe, John Dingliana and Michael Manzke, Hardware Accelerated Broad Phase Collision Detection for Realtime Simulations, 4th Workshop on Virtual Reality Interaction and Physical Simulation (VRIPHYS 2007), Dublin, Ireland, 9 November 2007, edited by John Dingliana and Fabio Ganovelli , Eurographics Association, 2007, pp79 - 88 Conference Paper, 2007 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Muiris Woulfe, John Dingliana and Michael Manzke, Hardware Accelerated Broad Phase Collision Detection, The 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH 2007), San Diego, California, USA, 5-9 August 2007, edited by Marc Alexa and Adam Finkelstein , ACM, 2007 Poster, 2007 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Ross Brennan, Michael Manzke, Keith O'Conor, John Dingliana and Carol O'Sullivan, A Scalable and Reconfigurable Shared-Memory Graphics Cluster Architecture, International Conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms (ERSA'07), Las Vegas, US, June 28, 2007, pp284 - 290 Conference Paper, 2007

Michael Manzke, PhD Thesis, Distributed Shared Memory Architectures and Global Performance State Estimation, Trinity College Dublin, 2006 Thesis, 2006 URL

Muiris Woulfe and Michael Manzke, Towards a Field-Programmable Physics Processor (FP³), 7th Irish Workshop on Computer Graphics (Eurographics Ireland Chapter 2006), Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland, 31 October 2006, edited by Catherine Noonan , IADT Dun Laoghaire, 2006, pp44 - 50 Conference Paper, 2006 URL TARA - Full Text

Michael Manzke, Ross Brennan, Keith O'Conor, John Dingliana and Carol O'Sullivan, A scalable and reconfigurable shared-memory graphics architecture, International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Sketches), Boston, 30 July - 3 August, 2006, pp182 - 182 Conference Paper, 2006 DOI URL URL TARA - Full Text

Eoin Creedon, Ross Brennan and Michael Manzke, Towards a Scalable Field Programmable Gate Array Cluster for Interactive Parallel Ray-Tracing, Seventh Irish Workshop on Computer Graphics 2006, 23 October, edited by Cathrine Noonan , 2006, pp19 - 26 Conference Paper, 2006

Manzke, M. and Coghlan, B., Optimal performance state estimation of computer systems, 13th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), Atlanta, USA, 27-29 Sept., 2005, IEEE, 2005, pp511 - 514 Conference Paper, 2005 URL DOI URL

M.Manzke, R.Brennan, Extending FPGA based Teaching Boards into the area of Distributed Memory Multiprocessors, Workshop on Computer Architecture Education (WCAE 2004), Munich, Germany, June 19th, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004 URL

R.Brennan, M.Manzke, On the Introduction of Reconfigurable Hardware into Computer Architecture Education, Proceedings of the Workshop on Computer Architecture Education (WCAE 2003), San Diego, California, USA, June 8th, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

M. Manzke, S. Kenny, B. Coghlan and O.Lysne, Tuning and Verification of Simulation Models for High Speed Interconnection, Proceedings of 2001 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'2001), Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 25 - 28, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Manzke, M., Kenny, S., Coghlan, B. and Lysne, O., Tuning and Verification of Simulation Models for High Speed Interconnect fabrics, Proc. Int.Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'2001), Las Vegas, June 2001, ISBN 1-892512-70-X, CSREA Press, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001 URL

Coghlan, B., Shearer, A., Manzke, M. and Morrison, J., Grid Research in Ireland, Proc. Int.Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'2001), Las Vegas, June, 2001, ISBN 1-892512-70-X, CSREA Press, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001 URL

B. Coghlan, A. Shearer, M. Manzke and J. Morrison, Grid Research in Ireland, Proceedings of 2001 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'2001), Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 25 - 28, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Manzke,M., Coghlan,B.A., Non-Intrusive Deep Tracing of SCI Interconnect Traffic, SCIEurope'99, Toulouse, September 1999, ISBN 82-14-00014-9, SINTEF, 1999, pp53 - 58 Conference Paper, 1999 URL URL

Manzke, M. Coghlan, B., Non-Intrusive Deep Tracing of SCI Interconnect Traffic, Proceedings of SCI-Europe, September 2nd and 3rd, 1999 held as a Conference Stream of Euro-PAR'99, Toulouse, France, Aug 31st - Sept 3rd, 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

Michael Doyle, Colin Fowler, Michael Manzke, 'HARDWARE UNIT FOR FAST SAH-OPTIMIZED BVH CONSTRUCTION', U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 14 May 2013 Patent, Other

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Muiris Woulfe and Michael Manzke, Field-Programmable Physics Processor (FP³), Xilinx Academic Forum Ireland (XAFI 2006), Citywest, 22 June 2006, edited by Dave Carroll , Xilinx, 2006 Poster, 2006 URL TARA - Full Text

Muiris Woulfe, Analogue Dynamics Engine (ADE), University of Dublin, 2005 Thesis, 2005 URL TARA - Full Text

Coghlan, Brian and Manzke, Michael, grid-ireland, ERCIM News, (45), 2001 Journal Article, 2001 URL

M. Manzke, A Computer Architect's view on Parallel Architectures, Dublin Institute of Technology, February, 2001 Invited Talk, 2001

M. Manzke, Cluster Computing, Dublin Institute of Technology, February, 2000 Invited Talk, 2000

B. Skaali, M. Manzke, and B. Coghlan, SCI Hardware Support Tools , SCI Summer School 2000, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, October, 2000 Invited Talk, 2000

Research Expertise

Description

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).

Projects

  • 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
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • Physical Simulation on Scalable and Reconfigurable Shared-Memory Graphics Cluster
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2009
  • 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
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2009
  • 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
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Date To
    • 2011
  • 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
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Low Power Architectures for Computer Graphics
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2014
  • Title
    • aRTIVVIS: Real-time Time-variant Volume Visualisation
  • Summary
    • This proposal addresses the problem of real-time interactive visualisation of 3D scientific data, namely volumetric datasets, which are ubiquitous in many application domains such as Medicine, Biology, BioMechanics, Neuroscience, Fluid Dynamics and Veterinary Medicine. Specifically, we deal with the problem of time-variant and multivariate volume data sets which have become more readily available in recent years due to improved scanning technologies and simulation techniques. Such data sets are particularly difficult to deal with due to their computational complexity as well as the information overload that can arise from such visually challenging data. We will employ graphics hardware and parallel computing strategies to address the performance issue, whilst information overload will be dealt with using techniques from perceptually adaptive graphics, computational aesthetics and non-photorealistic rendering which apply smart techniques to improve usability and understandability of data.
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2018

Keywords

Computer architecture; Computer graphics, Meta computing; Computer Science/Engineering; 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 control, Modelling, Neural networks; Systems Engineering; Systems/Control

Recognition

Representations

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 2011-2015

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

International Program Committees (IPC): International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications GRAPP 2007-2011

International Program Committees (IPC): Workshop on Computer Architecture Education WCAE 2004-2011

International Program Committees (IPC): 4th International SCI-Europe Conference 2001

International Program Committees (IPC): Graphics and Virtual Reality 2011

Journal Referee: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 2014

Journal Referee: IEE Proceedings Computers & Digital Techniques 2004

Journal Referee: Journal of Systems and Software 2005

Journal Referee: Computer Graphics Forum 2007

Journal Referee: IEEE Embedded Systems Letters 2011

Journal Referee: Neurocomputing 2011

Organising Commitee: Industry Programme Chair - Eurographics 2005

Organising Commitee: 2nd SCI Summer School 2001

Organising Commitee: 1st SCI Summer School 2000

Steering Committee: 4th International SCI-Europe Conference 2001

Reviewer: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Strategic Project Grants (SPG) program 2009

Reviewer: Siggraph Asia 2009 Courses Program 2009

Reviewer: Euro-Par 2008 2008

Reviewer: Web3D 2008 2008

Reviewer: WSCG 2011

Awards and Honours

Master in Art (jure officii) Trinity College Dublin 2004

Memberships

ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGARCH