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RUTENBAR JOINS NATIONAL ACADEMIES STUDY ON DATA SCIENCE DISCIPLINE

RUTENBAR JOINS NATIONAL ACADEMIES STUDY ON DATA SCIENCE DISCIPLINE December. 12, 2016 – The US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine has charged a study group to set forth a vision for the emerging discipline of data science at the undergraduate level. Rutenbar is a member of this new study group, chaired by Laura Haas of IBM and Alfred O. Hero III of U. Michigan.  The committee comprises a select group of thought leaders in data science, computing, and statistics from academia and data-centric industries, and leading educators… Read more

RUTENBAR TO CO-CHAIR NSF CISE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

RUTENBAR TO CO-CHAIR NSF CISE ADVISORY COMMITTEE December. 7, 2016 – The Computer & Information Science & Engineering Directorate (CISE) of the National Science Foundation supports the vast majority of all academic computer science research in US.   The NSF CISE Advisory Committee provides advice to the CISE Assistant Director on the impact of NSF support policies and programs, and program management and performance. Rutenbar has a been a member of the CISE AC for several years, and has been appointed Co-Chair, with Francine Berman of RPI for… Read more

RUTENBAR GIVES MCCLUSKEY MEMORIAL KEYNOTE AT ITC’16

RUTENBAR GIVES MCCLUSKEY MEMORIAL KEYNOTE AT ITC’16 November. 16, 2016 – Rob Rutenbar gave a special invited keynote in honor of the late Professor Edward. J. McCluskey of Stanford, at the 2016 IEEE International Conference Test Conference in Fort Worth Texas.   His talk, on “Hardware Inference Accelerators for Machine Learning”, focused on opportunities at the intersection of custom architectures and artificial intelligence. Click here to visit youtube and see a video of his talk. A review of the talk was also featured in the EvaluationEngineering blogRead more

RUTENBAR GIVES KEYNOTE ON ANALOG AT TXACE 2016 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

RUTENBAR GIVES KEYNOTE ON ANALOG AT TXACE 2016 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM October. 17, 2016 – Rob Rutenbar gave an invited keynote at the 2016 Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) 2016 Annual Symposium, at U. Texas at Dallas. TxACE is a research center at UT-Dallas focusing on analog-related circuits and systems, supported by Texas Instruments and the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Rutenbar’s talk, “What’s Up With Analog CAD…?” looked at both the recent history of tools for custom analog, and the open problems remaining in this area.… Read more

RUTENBAR ON INVITED PANEL AT NATIONAL ACADEMIES WORKSHOP ON GROWTH OF CS ENROLLMENTS

RUTENBAR ON INVITED PANEL AT NATIONAL ACADEMIES WORKSHOP ON GROWTH OF CS ENROLLMENTS August. 15, 2016 – Rob Rutenbar gave an invited talk at a panel on “The Role and Future of Computing in Universities”, as part of a broader National Academies committee on “Growth of Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollments”. His talk – “Building Capacity: Big + Wide + Deep”, focused in large part on the Illinois CS+X program, which is creating a portfolio of new degrees at the intersection of computer science and a range of disciplinary “X” departments, ranging from Astronomy… Read more

RUTENBAR GIVES INVITED TALKS ON CS+X AND DATA SCIENCE AT CRA SNOWBIRD

RUTENBAR GIVES INVITED TALKS ON CS+X AND DATA SCIENCE AT CRA SNOWBIRD July. 17, 2016 – Rob Rutenbar was an invited participant in two panels the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) annual 2016 Snowbird Conference in Utah. For a panel on “Student Profiles and Motivations During the Enrollment Growth” he talked about the CS+X program at Illinois, which is building a portfolio of new degrees that are half CS and half “X”, a discipline outside of CS. For a panel on “Data Science in the 21st Century” he talked about how the Illinois… Read more

RUTENBAR MODERATES DAC’16 SESSION ON CUSTOM DESIGN AT ADVANCED NODES

RUTENBAR MODERATES DAC’16 SESSION ON CUSTOM DESIGN AT ADVANCED NODES   June. 8, 2016 – Rob Rutenbar led a special panel session at the 2016 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Austin TX, focused on productivity techniques for custom chip design at the advanced CMOS nodes – 22nm and below.   Sponsored by Cadence Design Systems, the panel featured speakers from AMD, ARM, TSMC and Cadence.   A writeup of the panel session was featured in the widely read SemiWiki.com blog.  … Read more

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