Imperial College London

Dr James J. Davis

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Research Fellow



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James Davis is a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering's Circuits and Systems group at Imperial College London.

You can find James on Google Scholar and connect with him on LinkedIn.

His research interests include:

  • Runtime monitoring of digital electronic hardware
  • Computer arithmetic
  • Neural network inference
  • Fault tolerance, reliability and lifetime extension
  • Self-adaptive systems
  • Reconfigurable computing
  • Heterogeneous and embedded systems.

James serves on the technical programme committees of the four top-tier reconfigurable computing conferences (FPGA, FCCM, FPL and FPT) and is a multi-best paper award recipient. He is a Member of the IEEE and ACM.



Wang E, Davis JJ, Cheung P, et al., 2020, LUTNet: learning FPGA configurations for highly efficient neural network inference, Ieee Transactions on Computers, Vol:69, ISSN:0018-9340, Pages:1795-1808

Li H, McInerney I, Davis J, et al., 2020, Digit Stability Inference for Iterative Methods Using Redundant Number Representation, Ieee Transactions on Computers, ISSN:0018-9340

Li H, Davis J, Wickerson J, et al., 2019, ARCHITECT: Arbitrary-precision Hardware with Digit Elision for Efficient Iterative Compute, Ieee Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (vlsi) Systems, Vol:28, ISSN:1063-8210, Pages:516-529


Wang E, Davis J, Cheung P, et al., 2019, LUTNet: Rethinking Inference in FPGA Soft Logic, IEEE Symposium on Field-programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM) 2019, IEEE, Pages:26-34, ISSN:2576-2621

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