Norbert Abel

Senior Research Engineer,
High Performance Computing Research Laboratory, AUT.

Norbert is an FPGA engineer, working full time on the SKA project, collaborating closely with ASTRON (Netherlands) and CSIRO (Australia) to develop the Low-frequency Correlator and Beamformer (Low.CBF).

He completed his PhD at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, working as FPGA engineer for the new particle accelerator FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) in Darmstadt, Germany. His thesis “Design and Implementation of an Object-Oriented Framework for Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration” focussed on enabling the widespread use of Partial Reconfiguration by controlling it via a high-level language. After finishing his PhD, Norbert moved to New Zealand and worked for 6 years as an FPGA engineer at Endace Technology Ltd, designing high performance network monitoring equipment using FPGAs on PCI-express cards.