Contact: Ellen Sterner
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650

Nov. 7, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- The SMU Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host its first 2002-2003 Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Junkins Engineering Building, 6251 Airline Road.

The lecture, titled "Computer Engineering in an Era of Sub-micron Device Technology" will be presented by Michael Flynn, professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Stanford University and a pioneer in the field of computer architecture.

Flynn will discuss new research opportunities in computer engineering that have resulted from recent changes such as an emphasis on lowering power consumption, the placement of multiple devices on a single chip and advances in wireless connections.

Flynn joined IBM in 1955 and spent 10 years there working in the areas of computer organization and design. He was a design manager of prototype versions of the IBM 7090 and 7094/II, and later for the System 360 Model 91 Central Processing Unit. He was a faculty member at Northwestern University and The Johns Hopkins University before joining the Stanford faculty in 1975.

Flynn received the IEEE-CS Harry Goode Memorial Award in 1995 for his outstanding contributions to the design and classification of computer architecture.

For more information on the lecture, call the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at 214-768-3083.