LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2004) -- University of California at Berkeley professor Randy Katz will discuss the ways advances in computer hardware are affecting computing and business networks at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the William T. Young Library auditorium at the University of Kentucky.
Katz, the United Microelectronics Corp. Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Berkeley, titles his talk “The Computer Is the Network: The Emergence of Programmable Network Elements.”
He argues that advances in computing hardware are yielding a marriage of networking and processing in network infrastructures. The advances give service and application developers enormous control of how computer networks process, modify and deliver information within the networks.
Katz received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Berkeley. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1983. His hardware design textbook, “Contemporary Logic Design,” has sold more than 85,000 copies worldwide and has been in use at more than 200 colleges and universities.
Katz established the White House’s Web site while in government service during 1993 to 1994 and connected the White House to the Internet.
Katz’s appearance at UK is part of the UK College of Engineering Department of Computer Science’s Distinguished Lecture Series.