Bilkent University
Department of Computer Engineering


The interplay of Novel Computing Paradigms, Device Scaling and Energy Efficiency in Computing


Asst. Prof. Dr. smail Aktrk
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

A critical challenge for modern system design is accommodating the increasing demand for performance in a tight power budget. To address this challenge, it is essential to understand the theoretical and practical limits of computation. In this talk, we will discuss historical trends and driving technological and manufacturing forces, current practices, and why energy efficiency has become the utmost important issue for computing system design. We will also cover a subset of promising ways to improve energy efficiency, including near-threshold voltage computing and data recomputation, as well as novel computing paradigms, such as brain-inspired computing. During this talk, we hope to understand the interplay of such novel computing paradigms, associated device technologies and algorithmic considerations for improving energy efficiency in computing systems of the future.

Bio: Dr. Akturk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Missouri, Columbia, where he leads the Emerging Computer Architecture and System Technologies Lab. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His research interests include computer architecture, improving energy efficiency, scalability, and fault tolerance of computing systems, and emerging computing paradigms, such as brain-inspired/neuromorphic computing.


DATE: 24 December 2019, Tuesday, Time: 14:40-15:30