1st Imperial College 

Computer Systems Research Day

August 29th, 2005.
Department of Computing
180 Queen's Gate, Huxley Building, Studio A.

10.00 Wayne Luk, Head of Computer Systems Section,
Department of Computing, Imperial College London.

10.10 Israel Koren, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
"Fault Detection and Tolerance for Cryptography"

Bio: Israel Koren is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a fellow of the IEEE. His research interests include Fault-Tolerant Techniques focusing on cryptographic systems, Computer Arithmetic and sensor network. He publishes extensively and has over 200 publications in refereed journals and conferences. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems. He served as General Chair,
Program Chair and Program Committee member for numerous conferences. He is the author of the textbook "Computer Arithmetic Algorithms," 2nd Edition, A.K. Peters, Ltd., 2002.

10.50 Ian Page, Seven Spires/Imperial/Oxford, England.
"Keeping your shirt in early-stage tech investing"

Bio: Ian Page received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1970 from King's College, London University, and M.Sc. from City University, London. He moved to the Computing Laboratory of Oxford University in 1984. In 1996, Ian transferred the Handel technology from Oxford University into a spinout company, Celoxica Ltd. The company currently has sustained revenue growth of 30% p.a. and is a world-leading supplier of System Level Design Tools to the electronics industry. Ian was a key figure in raising over $60m of funding for Celoxica. Since 2003 his major role is Business Development Director of Seven Spires Investments, a £25m, early-stage, high-tech investment fund. He manages investments averaging over £1 million per company and sits on the boards of seven investee companies.

11.30 Michael Woodacre, Silicon Graphics, California/England.
"SGI Use of FPGA Technology for accelerating HPC applications"

Bio: Michael Woodacre is Chief Engineer for the Server Platform Group at SGI. Michael is currently leading the definition of SGI's next generation system architecture, codenamed Ultraviolet. Ultraviolet is based on SGI's 5th generation of distributed shared memory systems, providing a multi-paradigm computing environment. Michaels previous projects at SGI have included design of the Origin2000, Origin3000, and Altix 3000 system families. Particular interests include the design and formal verification of cache coherent protocols for ccNUMA systems. Prior to joining SGI, Michael worked for INMOS in the UK, where he worked on the design of transputer microprocessors. He was also with MIPS Computer Systems, where he was a member of the design team for the R4000, R4400, and R8000 microprocessors.

12.10 Philip Leong, Imperial College London.
"FPGAs with Floating Point Units"

Bio: Dr. Philip Leong obtained his B.Sc., B.E. and Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, Australia. He joined Imperial College London in July 2005 as a Reader in the Department of Computing, previously having been an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He was previously a consultant to SGS Microelectronics in Italy and Cluster Technology Limited. He is the author of more than 80 technical papers and 4 patents.

1.00 - 2.00 Lunch

02.00 Ed Deprettere, Leiden University, The Netherlands, (canceled).

02.40 John Villasenor, UCLA, California.
"Combining encryption and compression using arithmetic coding"

Bio: John Villasenor received the B.S. degree in 1985 from the University of Virginia, the M.S. in 1986 from Stanford University, and the Ph.D. in 1989 from Stanford, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1990 to 1992, he was with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He joined the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA in 1992, and is currently Professor. His research interests lie in communications, computing, imaging, coding, and networking.

03.20 Jeff Arnold, Stretch Inc., California.
"Reconfigurable Instruction Set Computing"

Bio: I've been dabbling in reconfigurable computing for about 15 years,
first at the Institute for Defense Analyses Supercomputing Research Center, where I worked on the Splash 2 system. More recently I worked with National Semiconductor on the NAPA processor; Sarnoff Corp on the Streams C language and compiler; helped start Adaptive Silicon, Inc., and now Stretch, Inc. I helped start FCCM and was program chair for the last 10 years.

04.00 Mark Arnold, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania.
"Do 400-year-old Maths + 400 FPGAs have a Chance of Winning?"

Bio: Mark Arnold is currently with Lehigh University.  Prior to that, he was a lecturer at the University of Wyoming and at the University of Manchester. His long-time passion has been to take the 400-year-old logarithmic maths that were the basis of slide rules and create a winning modern technology that uses logs. He is currently working with Imperial researchers on using logarithmic maths in a with a large number of Virtex FPGAs.

5.00 - 7.00 Break

07.00 Dinner

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