Looking for effective approaches to quantifying system resilience? This Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series event has you covered.
Design and Evaluation of Resilient Computing Systems
Presented by Jacob Abraham, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin
Friday, October 14, 2016
Brickyard Artisan Court (BYAC) 110, Tempe campus [map]
Computers are pervasive in society because advances in semiconductor technology have enabled increased performance with reduced costs. In many critical applications, computing systems need to be resilient to manufacturing defects, and failures during operation due to wearout or external disturbances. This requires that errors which occur during operation need to be detected without high overhead. This talk will discuss some of the possible directions to achieve resiliency, including the use of cross-layer techniques and exploiting the characteristics of the applications to detect and recover from errors. It will also discuss approaches to effectively quantify the resilience of systems.
Jacob A. Abraham is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering. He received his doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University in 1974. He was on the faculty of the University of Illinois, Urbana, from 1975 to 1988. His research interests include VLSI design, verification, test, fault tolerance and security. He has published extensively, has received many “best paper” awards, and has been included in the ISI list of highly cited researchers. He has supervised more than 90 doctoral dissertations, and is particularly proud of the accomplishments of his students, many of whom occupy senior positions in academia and industry. He has been elected Fellow of the IEEE as well as Fellow of the ACM, and is the recipient of the 2005 IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award.