ECE Graduate Seminar

The ECE Department cordially invites you to attend the following seminar


Engineering for the Next Generation


Mr. Charles Webb, IBM Fellow

IBM Corporation

Friday, February 1, 2013

3:00 p.m. KH 224

Host:  Dr. Mileta Tomovic


The information technology industry is undergoing rapid and transformational changes. It is growing in size, scope, and societal reach even as the underlying technology approaches physical and economic limits. This seminar will look at some of these challenges, particularly as they relate to computer design, and focus on the characteristics and capabilities engineers will need in order to succeed in this world.


Charles Webb joined IBM in 1983 and has held positions in performance analysis, processor design, and system design, all focused on the IBM mainframe computing platform. Charles led the mainframe processor design team through the transitions into CMOS technology and into full 64-bit capability with z/Architecture. In 2003, he was appointed to the position of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor within IBM. Charles is currently responsible for the overall roadmap and strategy for IBM System z. He holds numerous patents, four Outstanding Innovation Awards, and three IBM Corporate Awards. He earned his B.S. and M.Eng. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982 and 1983.

Posted By: Linda Marshall
Date: Wed Jan 30 10:11:14 EST 2013