System Software Support Of Hardware Efficiency

Thursday 10 October 2013, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA. The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Igor Schagaev


Today, computer systems are applied in safety critical areas such as military, aviation, banks, intensive health care, industrial control, space exploration, etc. All these areas demand highest possible reliability of functional operation. However, ionized particles and radiation impact on current semiconductor hardware leads inevitable to faults in the system. It is expected that such phenomena as well as technological limits driven by miniaturization of hardware structures will have much bigger impact in the nearest future.

About the Speaker:

Igor SchagaevIgor Schagaev received degree from Engineer Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1977, PhD in Computer Science 1987 from Institute of Control sciences, Russian Academy of Science; Igor has worked in the same Institute 1987-2001 and currently Professor of Computer Science in London Metropolitan University and research director of ITACS Ltd, UK. Keynotes speaker for UK and International (Greece, China, USA) conferences, has published 60+ papers and two books, completed 7 PhD and DBA students, patent holder on Method of active conditional control, scientific leader of ONBASS project (Grant of FP6 EC 2004-08), did consultation for Boeing, Airbus, worked part-time at Sukhoy Design Bureau, author of Evolving Reconfigurable Architecture - new paradigm of computing with Performance -, Reliability - and Energy- wise functioning. Recent e-book System Software Support for Hardware Efficiency has been translated to Chinese language in 2013. Igor's current research interests are: computer architectures, active conditional control and related math models; system software: language, data structures and runtime systems and hardware for fault tolerant and safety critical systems, integrated theory of knowledge delivery and implementation of curriculum design for high education.


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AGM and Reception

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