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Colloquium - Patt

Education -- Some Thoughts after 35 Years in the Trenches
University of Texas at Austin

After more than 35 years in this business, I have acquired more than a few opinions on education. One could group them into a series of talks such as:

...and, I could give one of them. But how would I know I was talking about something that anyone in the audience wanted to hear about? I would rather throw out a few notions, and then ramble. ...until someone asks a question. And, we will go from there ... until someone asks another question. We'll see where it takes us.

Yale Patt is Professor of ECE and the Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He directs a research group in high performance computer architecture and implementation, and enjoys teaching both large undergraduate classes and small advanced graduate seminars. He has, for more than 35 years, combined an active research program with extensive consulting in industry and a strong commitment to teaching.

Dr. Patt has received many awards for his research and teaching, including the IEEE Emmanuel R. Piore Medal in 1995, the IEEE/ACM Eckert-Mauchly Award in 1996, the IEEE Wallace W. McDowell Award in 1999, and the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, in 2000. His vital concern for how we introduce computing to computer science and engineering majors has led to "Introduction to Computing Systems, from Bits and Gates to C and Beyond," co-authored with Professor Sanjay Patel of Illinois. Yale Patt earned his BS at Northeastern and MS and PhD at Stanford, all in electrical engineering. He is a Fellow of both the IEEE and of the ACM.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)