Seminar Series

Through the Gates of Uncertainty

Speaker

Dr Adriel Kind, Senior Research Engineer

Institute

Wireless Research Centre, University of Canterbury

Time & Place

Fri, 31 May 2019 16:00:00 NZST in Link 309 Lecture Theatre

Abstract

Stochastic Computing is a set of techniques for machine calculation based on random bits, first investigated by John Von Neumann in the early 1950s. The methodology enables sophisticated computation with just a handful of logic gates, as well as excellent tolerance to noise. This talk will be a deep but easily followed interactive dive into various "tricks of the trade". We'll investigate powerful computational structures and insights, many of which appear to be new, using nothing more complicated than Boolean logic and basic arithmetic.