Michele Fabiano

Michele got his MSc. in Computer Science Engineering from Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Napoli, Italia) in December 2008. In January 2009 he became PhD Student of Politecnico di Torino. His main topic of research is dependability assessment of NAND flash memories and of embedded systems for mission-critical applications. For this scope he is also exploiting Yet Another Flash File System (YAFFS), a particular flash-based file-system currently used also in embedded systems like Google Android. In particular he is developing a powerful YAFFS-based core kernel FLash Architecture Evaluation (FLARE) tool. It is able to emulate a flash-memory device, to implement different algorithms (e.g., Wear Leveling, ECC, etc.) and to evaluate them, by generating the desired statistics. In addition he is working with ECCs for flash-memory devices, like binary Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghen (BCH) codes. A BCH-based design environment with an adaptable correction capability codes for flash memories was developed, while other ECCs suitable for flash memory are currently under research. From 1st March 2011 Michele Fabiano joined the TEC-EDD Section of European Space Agency (ESA) as visiting scientist, working mainly on the dependability assessment of NAND flashes.

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