Unorthodox Computing: Fabrics, Circuits, Architectures and Applications
University of Southern California
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
3740 McClintock Avenue, EEB 203, 248, and 349
Los Angeles, CA 90089
September 23-24, 2011
As you well know, most digital CMOS computation is carried out in what is informally thought to be a deterministic manner, in that we expect to get the same answer running the same program on computers A and B. But, new computational fabrics are being created that contain billions of individual elements that are adversely affected by factors such as noise, process variations, material defects and chemical impurities. These fabrics, though imperfect, are attractive since they often provide for enormous gains in such areas as decreasing power and increasing performance. But these gains come at a price, such as lower yield and/or nondeterministic results. To exploit the benefits of these new fabrics, while accepting their inherent low yield and abnormalities, new models of computational are being developed along with the identification of problems that are amenable to stochastic rather than deterministic outcomes.
As a consequence of these and other factors, the organizers of this workshop are attempting to bring together a diverse yet synergistic group of researchers whose work may have great benefits to those working in related domains. Our focus is on computation and information with particular emphasis on: fabrics including CMOS and non-CMOS; circuits including nano, bio and molecular; architectures and systems; and applications such as multi-media and drug delivery.
Please find the agenda as your guidance to the workshop.
- Melvin A. Breuer, Ph.D - Professor
- Sandeep K. Gupta, Ph.D - Professor
- Antonio Ortega, Ph.D - Professor
- All professors of Electrical Engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering, USC
- Fabrizio Lombardi (North Eastern U.)
- Keshab Parhi (U. of Minnesota)
- Gene Frantz (Texas Instruments)
- Shih-lien Lu (Intel Corp)
- Bernd Becker (Albert-Ludwigs-University)
- John Hayes (U. Michigan)
- Naresh Shanbhag (U. Illinois)
- Abhijit Chatterjee (Geogia Tech)
The University has contract rates with most of the hotels listed above and workshop attendees are invited to use these rates. Contract rates are subject to availability. Lower rates (specials, AAA rates, etc.) may be available so please enquire when making reservations. For information on these contract rates, please e-mail Annie Yu (email@example.com) after registering.
- Yellow Cab – text pick-up address to 777222 or call (800) USC-TAXI
- Metro - USC is readily accessible via a number of MTA bus lines.
- Dash Downtown F Bus - Attendees staying in downtown Los Angeles also have the option of using the Dash Downtown F bus service, which loops around the USC campus.
- Prime Time Shuttle – Attendees may use Prime Time Shuttle service with a 10% discount on service to/from LA basin airports and all USC campus locations. Reserve on-line at the USC site.
- Park in Parking Structure A (PSA)
- Enter at the Vermont Avenue Entrance at 36th Place (Entrance 6)
- Upon entering the gate, please state the name of the event - this will be determined once parking passes have been purchased - and your name. A pass will be given to you. You DO NOT have to pay for parking.
- Parking will be in Parking Structure A (PSA), which is the building to your right
- For assistance, please refer to the campus map and type in "PSA" on the search bar.
Venue & Location
3740 McClintock Avenue
Rooms 203, 248, and 349
Walking Directions from PSA
- From PSA, walk towards McClintock
- Right on McClintock
- Continue straight on McClintock
- Destination, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, will be on your left
- For assistance, please refer to the campus map and type in "EEB" on the search bar.
Click here for the agenda.
Workshop Locations - since there are three rooms reserved, should we draw a map of conference locations within the building?
Should you have any inquiries regarding this workshop, please contact the following staff/faculty below.
- Annie Yu, Workshop Coordinator (213) 740-4465 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sandeep K. Gupta, Professor (213) 740-2251 email@example.com
- Melvin A. Breuer, Professor (213) 740-4469 firstname.lastname@example.org