ECE News Story
Vishkin Awarded Two New Patents
The United States Patent and Trademark Corporation granted two recent patents to Professor Uzi Vishkin (ECE/UMIACS).
US Patent 8,145,879 describes "Computer memory architecture methods for hybrid serial and parallel computers". Its abstract summarizes the architecture as:
U.S. Patent 8,209,690 describes a "System and Method for Thread Handling in Multithreaded Computer Systems of Nested Threads". Its abstract summarizes the system as:
Vishkin received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel in 1974 and 1975, respectively. He received his D.Sc. degree in Computer Science is from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel in 1981. He was a postdoctoral fellow at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in 1981-2 and on the faculty of the Courant Institute, NYU, first full time and later part-time, from 1982 to 1988. From 1984 to 1997 he was on the faculty of Tel Aviv University, Israel, where he was Chair of Computer Science in 1987-8 and Professor of Computer Science since 1988. He was Professor of Computer Science at the Technion in 2000-2001. He has been at the University of Maryland since 1988. He has served on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Algorithms and Parallel Processing Letters, was on the editorial board IEEE Transactions on Computers and is the Program Chair for the 18 th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA). He has authored, or co-authored more than 130 publications. He was elected Fellow of the ACM in 1996 and is on the ISI list of most cited researchers in Computer Science.
July 2, 2012