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Seismic Shifts: Challenges and Opportunities in the 'Post-ISA' Era of Computer Systems Design
Systems designers are turning to a range of approaches to scale computer systems performance and power efficiency. Unfortunately, the scaling gains afforded by these techniques come with significant costs: increased hardware and software complexity, degraded programmability and portability, and increased likelihood of design errors and security vulnerabilities. The long-held hardware-software abstraction offered by the Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) interface is fading quickly in this post-ISA era. This talk will cover a range of design opportunities and challenges, with a particular emphasis on the surprising alignments between full-stack issues in both classical and quantum computing systems.

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SPEAKER
Margaret Martonosi @Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University
Margaret Martonosi is the Hugh Trumbull Adams '35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. Dr. Martonosi's research interests are in computer architecture and hardware-software interface issues in both classical and quantum computing systems. Dr. Martonosi is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE. She was the 2021 recipient of the ACM/IEEE Eckert-Mauchly Award.
MODERATOR
Will Tracz @Former Chair of ACM SIGSOFT; Member, ACM Professional Development Committee
When he retired, Dr. Tracz was a principal software engineer/application architect for the Global Combat Support System - Air Force (GCSS-AF) program. He is currently the Special Projects Coordinator of the ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT), a member of the ACM Professional Development Committee, and US, ACM representative of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee (TC) 2 - Software Theory and Practice. He has served as the editor of the ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, general chair of the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), and the ACM Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE).