Lecture: 3 hours
Project: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Course ECS 201A
Grading: Letter; homework (50%), project (50%)
Novel computing technologies that could revolutionize computer architecture. Specific focus on quantum computing technologies, including algorithms, devices, and fault tolerance. A survey of other unconventional technologies will include: nanoscale electronics, MEMS devices, biological devices, and nanotechnology. Offered in alternate years.
Course seeks to explore the current research issues in novel technologies for computation.
Expanded Course Description:
Selected papers from recent literature.
Students will select a class project to explore the feasibility of a revolutionary technology. Projects will result in a project paper and project presentation. The projects will be individually tailored and will have their methodology and infrastructure adapted to the topic.
Some homework will involve simulation software. Computer simulations will also be performed as necessary for class projects.
Instructor: F. Chong
Prepared by: F. Chong (December 2001)
Comparison of this course with other existing courses does not indicate any significant overlap.