Events Calendar

2019-2020 ECE Distinguished Seminar Series

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm in EH 4610 --- Timothy Sherwood

Timothy Sherwood

Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
University of California, Santa Barbara
Tim Sherwood Abstract & Bio


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm --- Mark O'Malley

Mark J. O’Malley

Chief Scientist, Energy Systems Integration
US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
Seminar Details

Additional ECE Events

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm --- Chris Fletcher --- Virtual Architecture Seminar

This virtual talk will discuss speculative taint tracking and and other principled methods resisting microarchitectural attacks that seek information exfiltration.

Chris Fletcher ( is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign (CS Department).

Admission is free.  More information.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm --- Luca Carloni -- Virtual Architecture Seminar

Abstract: The complexity of System-on-Chip (SoC) designs continues to grow as each SoC features an increasing variety of loosely coupled accelerators together with multiple processor cores. Specialized-hardware accelerators are typically designed in isolation, optimized for the algorithm they are implementing, and with limited consideration of the implications of their integration into a given SoC. However, the interaction between these accelerators and the memory hierarchy is critically important for their performance and the performance of the overall SoC. By leveraging our platform for rapid SoC prototyping, we analyze three models of coherence for loosely coupled accelerators from a system-level perspective.

Biography: Luca Carloni ( is Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he leads the System-Level Design Group. He holds a Laurea Degree Summa cum Laude in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.

Admission is free.  More information.