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Earl Swartzlander
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Earl Swartzlander


Dr. Earl Swartzlander is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Swartzlander joined the UT Austin faculty in 1990 after working for TRW Space and Defense in Redondo Beach, California. While working for TRW, he developed the first semi-custom integrated circuit with more than 100,000 transistors and led the development of a very high speed floating point FFT processor.

His research interests include the technology, architecture and development of special purpose processors. Related interests include computer arithmetic and systolic arrays architecture. He has authored one book, edited five books (including two on computer arithmetic), and published more than 275 conference and journal papers in the computer arithmetic, signal processing, and VLSI implementation fields. He is an IEEE Fellow, a registered professional engineer, the recipient of Purdue University's Outstanding Electrical Engineer and Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Awards, the recipient of Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award from the University of Colorado, and the recipient of a Third Millennium Medal from the IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society.

He was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) in 2021.

Research Interests
Special purpose processors
Computer arithmetic and systolic arrays architecture