SystemX Seminar: Introduction

Topic: 
Overview of technology advances underpinning SystemX initiatives at Stanford
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Y2E2 111
Speaker: 
Rick Bahr (Stanford)
Abstract / Description: 

From Colossus and Eniac to the present world of iPhone and Nest, machine computation has reached from military use, to scientific pursuits, to commercial applications, to office automation, to home use/entertainment, all the way to a continued presence in our daily lives. This evolution has been propelled by technology advances in semiconductors of course, but also by advances in mechanical assembly, in communications methods, in sensing capabilities, as well as development practices and the supporting business models. This talk will trace the arc of these developments, and do so in the spirit of introducing the focus areas of SystemX. The conclusion of the talk, with its summary of challenges ahead, shapes the organization of the seminar series to follow.