IEEE RRVS Sept Meeting: Recursive Synthesis of Digital Circuits


Welcome to the IEEE Rock River Valley Section Industry Application Society Chapter,  joint Computer and Control System Society & Young Professionals  AG Meeting

Recursion is often associated with algorithm design and programming. In this talk, I will show that recursion can also be used for hardware synthesis, resulting in a number of benefits in design time, verification/validation, component reuse, and VLSI-friendly structure. In way of introduction, I will illustrate the method and its advantages using a well-known (FFT networks) and two lesser-known (multipliers; sorting networks) examples. I will then present a detailed description of my own research on the recursive synthesis of counting networks, which have several varieties known as parallel counters, weight-checkers, threshold and inverse-threshold circuits, and between-limits counters, to name a few examples.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 30 Sep 2021
  • Time: 06:23 PM to 09:23 PM
  • All times are US/Central
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  • Rockford, Illinois
  • United States 61108

  • Starts 16 September 2021 09:23 PM
  • Ends 30 September 2021 08:23 PM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. Behrooz Parhami, Ph.D.

Dr. Behrooz Parhami, Ph.D.


Behrooz Parhami (PhD, UCLA 1973) is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and former Associate Dean for Academic Personnel, College of Engineering, at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches and does research in computer arithmetic, parallel processing, and dependable computing. A Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET and British Computer Society, and recipient of several other awards (including a most-cited paper award from J. Parallel & Distributed Computing), he has written six textbooks and more than 300 peer-reviewed technical papers. Professionally, he is an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, serves on journal editorial boards and conference program committees and is also active in technical consulting.



7:00 pm Meeting starts

7:15 pm Introductions followed by presentation

8:30 pm Adjorn