Energy and Computation:
Flops/Watt and Watts/Flop

May 10, 2006

The Bartos Theater
Building E15

This event will explore emerging activities at the boundary between energy and computation in both directions: reducing energy use in computation, and applying computation to improve energy conversion and consumption. Attendance is open based on available space; to register contact <>.

8:00-9:00 Breakfast, Registration
9:00-9:45 Foundations
Neil Gershenfeld (MIT): Introduction
Charles Bennett (IBM): Brownian Machinery
Joe Jacobson (MIT): Physical Limits and Energy Conversion
9:45-10:30 Computation
Michael Frank (FSU): Reversible and Adiabatic Logic
Ben Vigoda (MERL): Low-Power Statistical Computing with Analog Logic
Rahul Sarpeshkar (MIT): Energy Efficient Bioelectronics
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Conversion
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Consumption
Jean Christophe Hutt (Schneider Electric): Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Buildings
Rameshbabu R. Songukrishnasamy (Honeywell): Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Power Plants
Michael Winter (Pratt & Whitney): Energy Efficient Propulsion Systems
Bill Mitchell (MIT): Urban Transportation and Energy Efficiency
Simon Roberts (Arup): Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Cities
Natalie Jeremijenko (UCSD): Information, Energy, and Interaction
3:00-4:00 Demonstrations
4:00-5:00 Discussion
Ernie Moniz (MIT): Energy Research and Policy
5:00-6:30 Reception