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The Kavli Institute at Cornell is hosting a Symposium on Computing Challenges, October 12-14, 2008, on the Cornell University campus.

About the Symposium

At the nanoscale, one can fit trillions of devices in a chip-scale area. This is many orders of magnitude more than we can accomplish today. The Symposium on Computing Challenges brings together people with hardware, software, neuroscience, physics, and mathematics perspectives to discuss the key problems and the possible approaches to solutions for effectively harnessing trillions of devices that are made possible by use of the nanoscale. [Announcement]

Symposium Schedule

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Sunday, October 12

  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Perspectives: Neuroscience
  • Olaf Sporns, Indiana University, Bloomington
    Brain Networks for Efficient Computation [talk, video]

Monday, October 13

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Perspectives: Physics and Mathematics
  • Marc Mézard, CNRS
    Message Passing Strategies [talk, video]
  • Hans Mooij, TU Delft
    Quantum Computation with Nanocircuits [talk, video]
  • Steven Johnson, MIT
    FFTW and Software Architectures to Mitigate Hardware Complexity [talk, video]
  • 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Report Out [to come]

Tuesday, October 14

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Perspectives: Computer Science and Engineering
  • Jon Kleinberg, Cornell
    Information Dynamics and Network Structure [talk, video]
  • Roman Lysecky, Arizona
    Autonomously Adaptive Computing [talk, video]
  • Ravi Nair, IBM
    Approximate Computing [talk, video]
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Report Out [to come]

Organizing Committee

Sandip Tiwari, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell
Rajit Manohar, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell
José Martínez, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell

Co-sponsor


National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN)


Contact

Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science
Email: kicnano@cornell.edu

Kavli Foundation

The Kavli Foundation advances science for the benefit of humanity and promotes increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work.