M5 Talk :::>Prof. Isreal Koren

Processor-Level Fault Tolerance Techniques in Current Processors and Servers

Prof. Israel Koren was our guest speaker at the fifth M5 Talk of the spring semester:

Prof. Koren is a highly regarded expert in the areas of Fault-Tolerant Computing and Computer Arithmetic. Come to M5 and meet Prof. Koren and learn about how some computers are able to continue operating even after one or more failures occur. Prof. Koren’s bio is included below.

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, M5

Students came and enjoyed some light refreshments and a great talk.

Dr. Israel Koren is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a fellow of the IEEE and a Master of the DeTao Masters Academy, China.

Dr. Koren has been a consultant to companies like IBM, Analog Devices, Intel, AMD and National Semiconductors. His research interests include Fault-Tolerant systems, secure cryptographic devices, VLSI yield and reliability, Computer architecture and computer arithmetic. He publishes extensively and has over 250 publications in refereed journals and conferences. He is the author of the textbook “Computer Arithmetic Algorithms,” 2nd Edition, A.K. Peters, Ltd., 2002, and a co-author of the textbook “Fault Tolerant Systems,” Morgan-Kaufman, 2007.

Dr. Koren received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, in 1967, 1970, and 1975, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a visiting Professor at the Instituto De Informatica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. Previously he held positions with the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Santa Barbara.


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