1st Imperial College
Computer Systems Research Day
August 29th, 2005.
Department of Computing
180 Queen's Gate, Huxley Building,
10.00 Wayne Luk, Head of Computer Systems Section,
Department of Computing, Imperial
10.10 Israel Koren, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
"Fault Detection and
Tolerance for Cryptography"
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
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
the boards of seven investee companies.
11.30 Michael Woodacre, Silicon Graphics, California/England.
"SGI Use of FPGA Technology for
accelerating HPC applications"
Michael Woodacre is Chief Engineer for the Server Platform Group at
SGI. Michael is currently leading the definition of SGI's next
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"
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
at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was previously a
to SGS Microelectronics in Italy and Cluster Technology Limited. He is
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"
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
I've been dabbling in reconfigurable computing for about
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?"
Mark Arnold is currently with Lehigh University.
Prior to that, he was a
lecturer at the University of Wyoming and at the University of
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
maths in a with a large number of Virtex FPGAs.
5.00 - 7.00 Break
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