Speaker: Alex Jones

Date: Nov 20, 11:45am–12:45pm

Abstract and Bio: Alex K. Jones is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also a Professor of Computer Science and Physics and Astronomy (by courtesy) at the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently on leave from Pitt to serve as a Program Director in the CNS Division of CISE at the US NSF. Dr. Jones’ research interests are broadly in the area of computer architecture. He is well known for advancing the field of sustainable computing with full lifecycle carbon modeling and optimization and actively developing nanoscale magnetic memory systems including spin-transfer-torque and Racetrack memories with an emphasis on processing in memory. Recently he has been investigating quantum system codesign including design of basis gates, topologies, and transpilation from resonator devices to systems. His other interests include reliability and fault-tolerance, computing and memories in harsh environments such as space, and compilation techniques for configurable systems and architectures, among others. He has more than 200 publications in these areas. His research is funded by NSF, DARPA, NSA, ARO, LPS, foundations, and industry.

Location and Zoom link: 307 Love, or https://fsu.zoom.us/j/99781477639