Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Seminar Series

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will continue its Seminar Series on Friday, November 20, from 12:45–1:45 p.m. via zoom, featuring guest speaker David Hentrich, alumni of the electrical and computer engineering department at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Title: Polymorphic Computing

Hentrich will talk about the current age of computing, the processing speed of individual processor cores is no longer doubling every 18 months according to Moore’s law. This doubling was fueled in equal parts by frequency scaling, transistor scaling, and computer architecture improvements. Frequency scaling has stalled while transistor scaling and computer architecture improvements have produced only minor processing speed improvements. This seminar will talk about a hopeful emerging area in computer architecture improvement called polymorphic computing and David Hentrich’s 2018 IIT Ph.D. thesis in this area.  First, polymorphic computing will be defined. Second, the history of reconfigurable computing and polymorphic computing will be discussed. Finally, David Hentrich’s solution to polymorphic computing will be presented.

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