ECE Distinguished Lecture with Professor Yehia Massoud

4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s St., Room 211
Computing and Embedded Systems in the Age of Nanotechnology and the Data Deluge

With Professor Yehia Massoud
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Refreshments will be served outside Room 339 at 3:45 p.m.

Faculty Host: Ajay Joshi

Abstract: The ever increasing demand for high performance and pervasiveness in computing systems, which has been exacerbated by the need for collecting and monitoring large amounts of data, coupled with the more stringent requirements in terms of power consumption, size, and yield, imposes a paradigm shift in the design process of computing and embedded systems. This shift in the design process requires leveraging innovations in modeling, optimization and signal processing techniques, as well as nanotechnology. In this talk, I will provide an overview of our research efforts on analog/RF design automation, nanophotonic and carbon-based interconnect, and compressive sensing and how we are utilizing such technologies to provide significant improvements in power consumption, performance, integration, and reliability of computing and embedded systems.

About the Speaker: Yehia Massoud is a Professor and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at WPI. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He is editor of the Mixed Signal Letters and an associate editor of the IEEE TVLSI and IEEE TCAS-I. He served as the theme leader for Novel Interconnects and Architectures in the SRC Southwest Academy of Nanoelectronics (SWAN) as well as an elected member of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the DAC fellowship, the Synopsys Special Recognition Engineering Award, and Best Paper Awards at the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design and the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology. He has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences.