The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Title: FPGA Trends and Applications
Date: September 8, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Venue: Room 1021 7 1021B, 10/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Prof. Philip Leong
Professor of Computer Systems
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
University of Sydney



Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are user-customisable integrated circuits combining fine-grained logic resources with hard blocks such as memories, digital signal processing cores, phase locked loops and processors. Compared with microprocessors, they offer important advantages in terms of energy, parallelism, integration and customisation.

In this talk, recent work in the Computer Engineering Laboratory will be described: (1) a quantitative analysis of how FPGA applications have been scaling with Moore's Law and formulae for predicting the trends for future large-scale applications; (2) a 70 Gbps regression engine based on the kernel normalised least mean square (KNLMS) algorithm; and (3) active temporal multiplexing to enhance heralded single-photon sources for quantum photonics.



Philip Leong received the B.Sc., B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Sydney. In 1993 he was a consultant to ST Microelectronics in Milan, Italy working on advanced flash memory-based integrated circuit design. From 1997-2009, he was with The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently Professor of Computer Systems in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney, Visiting Professor at Imperial College, Visiting Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, Chief Technology Advisor to Cluster Technology, and a keen fisherman.


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