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Prof. Yale N. Patt delivers keynote address at COMPSAC 2016, four others

Prof. Yale N. Patt delivered the keynote address at IEEE COMPSAC 2016, the flagship conference of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) in Atlanta, Georgia in June. Prof. Patt’s talk, titled, ‘If Moore's Law Does in Fact End, Whose Job Is It to Pick Up the Slack?... And How?’ was in line with the theme of the conference, ‘Connected World: New Challenges for Data, Systems, and Applications’.  IEEE CS was celebrating the 40th anniversary of this conference this year.

This keynote was one of five that Prof. Patt has given or is scheduled to give this summer.  He gave the keynote at this year’s International Conference on Supercomputing  (ICS 2016) in Istanbul, Turkey. ICS is the premier international forum for the presentation of research results in high-performance computing systems.  In July, he will give a Keynote at the Shanghai Tech Worksop on Emerging Devices, Circuits and Systems (SWEDCS 2016) in Shanghai, China, and a Keynote on the Beach at SAMOS XVI on Samos Island in Greece.  In early September, he will give the Keynote at PACT 2016, which will take place in Haifa, Israel.

IEEE COMPSAC is the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications. It is a major international forum for academia, industry, and government to discuss research results and advancements, emerging problems, and future trends in computer and software technologies and applications. The technical program includes keynote addresses, research papers, industrial case studies, plenary and specialized panels, fast abstracts, a doctoral symposium, poster sessions, and a number of workshops and tutorials on emerging and important topics.

Prof. Patt is Professor of ECE, the Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Engineering, and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. His research in the area of HPS, the two-level branch predictor and ACMP has been widely accepted by chip makers such as Intel and AMD in the semi-conductor industry. His co-authored textbook with Prof. Sanjay Jeram Patel provides an unconventional approach to introducing serious students to computing.   The book,"Introduction to Computing Systems: from bits and gates to C and beyond,” has been adopted by more than 100 universities worldwide. Patt has received the highest honors in his field for both his research (the 1996 IEEE/ACM Eckert-Mauchly Award) and teaching (the 2000 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award). He was the inaugural recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Bob Rau Award in 2011, and was named the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Harry Goode Award. Most recently, he received the 2016 Bejamin Franklin Medal in Computer  and Cognitive Science from the Franklin Institute. He is a Fellow of both IEEE and ACM, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.