Events Calendar

2020-2021 ECE Distinguished Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm CST --- Lorrie Faith Cranor

Security and Privacy for Humans

Lorrie Faith Cranor

Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies at CyLab

FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar Details    |   Please RSVP here   |   Zoom Link

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm CST --- Bill Freeman

The Moon Camera

Bill Freeman

Thomas and Gerd Perkins Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) at MIT

Member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

Seminar Details

The recording of this seminar can be found here.  Passcode Q+8YV!8.    <make sure to include the “period”

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.