UC Irvine’s Nikil Dutt Speaks on Sentient Chips on February 23

Nikil Dutt

Nikil Dutt

Nikil Dutt of the University of California, Irvine, will speak on “Toward Sentient Chips: Self-Awareness through On-Chip Sensemaking” on Monday, February 23 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Stuart Building, Room 113.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and kicks off its new Distinguished Lecture Series.

Dutt is a Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science, Cognitive Sciences, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests are in embedded systems, electronic design automation, computer architecture, complier optimization, distributed systems, and brain-inspired architecture and computing.

In his lecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, Dutt will present the concept of Cyberphysical-Systems-on-Chip (CPSoC), a new class of sensor-actuator-rich, many-core computing platforms that intrinsically couple on-chip and cross-layer sensing and actuation to enable self-awareness. The CSPoC paradigm is the first step towards a holistic software/hardware effort to make complex chips “sentient.” Read more on the concept here.

The Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series was established to bring renowned researchers from across the world to Illinois Tech to give broad talks on cutting-edge ideas in computer science.