INESC-ID’s researchers João Vieira, Rui P. Duarte, and Horácio Neto, were awarded the IEEE Access Best Multimedia Award 2019 part 2. 

The video recently distinguished in this award is associated with the article “kNN-STUFF: kNN STreaming Unit for Fpgas”

K-Nearest Neighbors (KNN) is an algorithm used to classify datasets and runs normally on a computer. However, as datasets grow, the processing time increases and it becomes necessary to accelerate the algorithm execution. This research presents a HW/SW architecture to accelerate the processing of a classifier using a KNN algorithm in FPGA.

Watch the winning video here.