Inmates vs Asylum: Overtime
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Abstract – No, the title is not necessarily a reference to the University of Michigan – just a general reflection on the state of affairs in the world around us: 19th century politics in a 21st century setting. But I’m digressing. And that is exactly what I intend to do in this talk. It has been eleven years since I received a PhD from the University of Michigan in computer engineering. Since then I have spent a lot of time on airplanes and on many continents but only at one company: ARM Limited. Not sure I am at the stage where I could write the definitive book on life yet but I will share some of the observations I’ve made along the way. The talk will touch on trends in the computer industry, humanity’s future, and things I wish I had figured out sooner.
Biography – Krisztian Flautner is the Vice President for Research and Development at ARM. ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products with more than thirty billion processors deployed by mid 2012. He leads a global team which is focused on the understanding and development of technologies relevant to the proliferation of the ARM architecture. The group’s activities cover a wide breadth of areas ranging from circuits, through processor and system architectures to tools and software. Key activities are related to highperformance computing in energy-constrained environments. Flautner received a PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan, where he is currently appointed as a visiting scholar. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE.