Siegel to Speak on Robust Computing Systems April 21

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

University of Iowa News Release

Robust computing systems is the subject of a seminar to be delivered by Howard Jay Siegel, George T. Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University, from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Room 2217 of the Seamans Center on the University of Iowa Campus.

A part of the Randall and Barbara Meyer "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series, the talk is free and open to the public.

Siegel, who is also a professor of computer science and the first director of the CSU Information Science and Technology Center, plans to address a variety of issues.

He writes: "What does it mean for a system to be 'robust'? How can robustness be described? How does one determine if a claim of robustness is true? How can one decide which of two systems is more robust? We explore these general systems. Such systems are often heterogeneous mixtures of machines, used to execute collections of tasks with diverse computational requirements."

The "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series is designed to prepare engineering students for global success. It recognizes UI Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member and retired Exxon USA president and CEO Randall Meyer and his wife, Barbara.