Two Lectures on May 2 presented by Yale N. Patt

Image of Yale N. PattYale N. Patt will give two lectures hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering on Friday, May 2, 2014. The first at 11:00 a.m. and the second at 4:00 p.m., both on the Texas A&M campus in room 2005 of the Emerging Technologies Building.

Dr. Patt holds the Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Engineering and is the University Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is an educator, engineer and inventor who was elected to the National Academy of Engineering this year.

His first presentation this Friday is "The correct FIRST course in computing for serious students," which explains why he introduces his students to the "switch level behavior of a transistor" and then to "to gates to muxes, decoders, gated latches, finite state machines, memory, the LC-3 computer, machine language programming, assembly language programming, and finally C programming."

In Dr. Patt's second talk, "Parallelism: A Serious Goal or a Silly Mantra (... and what else is needed for the Microprocessor of 2024)," he will "try to show how the transformation hierarchy can turn the bad news of Moore's Law into good news, and play an important role in the microprocessor of 2024."

Immediately following the 4:00p.m. talk, there will be an open reception for Dr. Patt in the atrium of the Emerging Technologies Building.