"Moore and More: design trends and challenges of modern chips"

Hsien-Hsin Sean Lee, Deputy Director, TSMC and Associate Professor, GA Tech

October 2nd (Monday), 11:30am
Harold Frank Hall (HFH), Room 4164 (ECE Conf. Rm.)

Recent explosive advancement in machine learning/AI, big data analytics, and sharing economy will bring the world even closer to the Technological Singularity. Behind all the booming of technologies, they highly rely on sustaining Gordon Moore’s prophecy made half a century ago to continuously provide the needed computing engines and analytical power. As no exponential law (for hardware) can last forever and the fact that device fabrication gradually approaches the physical limit, more innovation in hardware system design is a must to support the accelerating expansion in software and application development. In this talk, I will outline the current and upcoming commercial solutions and optimization trends in IC design for staying on course of Moore’s Law beyond device scaling; moreover, I will discuss how computer architects and design automation tools can play their respective roles in the ecosystem of future system design.

About Hsien-Hsin Sean Lee:

photo of Hsien-Hsin Sean Lee Dr. Hsien-Hsin Sean Lee is a Deputy Director of the Design Methodology & Kit Development Division at TSMC, leading design flow solution and PDK development for physical verification, extraction, reliability, and custom design. Prior to TSMC, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta and a senior CPU architect at Intel Corp. Dr. Lee holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. He received National Awards including the US NSF CAREER Award and the Department of Energy Early CAREER Award. He has published two book chapters and more than 100 technical articles including 4 Best Paper Awards. He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on CAD, IEEE Trans. on Computers, ACM Trans. on Architecture and Code Optimization, and IEEE MICRO Magazine. He also serves as a TPC member for more than 85 international conferences. Dr. Lee is an Executive Committee member of IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Architecture and an Industry Advisory Board Member of the IEEE Computer Society. He holds 19 US patents and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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