Interviews are organized by the month and year in which they first appeared. To find an interviewee by name, use the search bar (at upper right).
Art Scott and Michael Frank on energy-efficient computing
by Ted G. Lewis
Clock speeds of computing chips have leveled off dramatically since 2005, and putting more cores in systems on a chip (SoC) has produced more heat, adding a new ceiling to further advances. Leading-edge researchers, like Mike Frank, and dedicated technologists with a wealth of experience, like Art Scott, represent a new vanguard of the leap-forward beyond Dennard scaling and Landauer's limit. Art looks for ways to reduce energy consumption and Mike looks for ways to "architect" future chips according to principles of reversibility. Is the future in reversible, adiabatic computing and simpler architectures using posit arithmetic? My guests think so.
Is quantum computing for real?: an interview with Catherine McGeoch of D-Wave Systems
by Walter Tichy
July 2017In this interview, computer scientist Catherine McGeoch demystifies quantum computing and introduces us to a new world of computational thinking. ...
Mixing computation with people: an interview with Marianne Winslett
by Richard T. Snodgrass
July 2017In this interview, we learn about five fascinating subjects: security in manufacturing, negotiating trust in the web, updating logical databases, differential privacy, and scientific computing (including its security issues). ...
Cybersecurity skeptics now embracing formal methods: an interview with Gernot Heiser and Jim Morris
by Ted G. Lewis
May 2017There is new hope for those who despair securing computer systems from external hackers. The recent DARPA HACMS project demonstrated conclusively that "certain pathways for attackers have all been shut ...