For hardware register allocation in GPUs, David Tarjan and Kevin Skadron have patented this technique before they published a more advanced technique in ISCA 2011. It is likely that the former technique is in use at the recent generations of GPUs.
Position Control in Lithographic Equipment [Applications of Control], by Hans Butler from ASML, in MCS Oct. 2011.
Stability Analysis of Networked Control Systems Using a Switched Linear Systems Approach , by Tijs Donkers, et al. from TU Eindhoven, in TAC Sept. 2011.
Directional Repetitive Control of a Metrological AFM , by Roel Merry, et al. from TU Eindhoven, in TCST Nov. 2011. Roel Merry’s PhD thesis is titled “Performance-driven control of nano-motion systems“.
The Impact of Control Technology: Overview, Success Stories, and Research Challenges, published by IEEE Control Systems Society in 2011.
LCDs’ Bright Future — Three separate advances are making TVs lighter and cheaper, in IEEE Spectrum. The author describes a recent landscape of display technologies. He predicts the LCD will maintain its dominance for the coming years, which is yet to be verified.
Removing Motion Blur With Space–Time Processing , in TIP Oct. 2011.
Computation of Fluid and Particle Motion From a Time-Sequenced Image Pair: A Global Outlier Identification Approach, for Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), in TIP Oct. 2011.
A Case for Hybrid Discrete-Continuous Architectures , from Columbia University, to appear in Computer Architecture Letters.
Design & Test of Computers Sept.-Oct. 2011 is a special issue on asynchronous design. Some interesting papers:
- High-Performance Asynchronous Pipelines: An Overview , from Columbia University.
- Metastability and Synchronizers: A Tutorial
- Proteus: An ASIC Flow for GHz Asynchronous Designs
- An Evaluation of Asynchronous Stacks
Biomedical Visual Computing: Case Studies and Challenges , by Chris R. Johnson, to appear in MCSE. He has an profound remark on the challenges ahead, “We are data rich, but analysis poor”.
Application-Aware NoC Design for Efficient SDRAM Access , from KAIST, in TCAD Oct. 2011.
Some interesting papers in Transactions on Consumer Electronics Aug. 2011:
- Feature-based image registration algorithm for image stitching applications on mobile devices
- Three-dimensional image processing VLSI system with network-on-chip system and reconfigurable memory architecture
- Generic software framework for a line-buffer-based image processing pipeline
Survey: European Ph.D. Students Underfunded, Unaware of Rights. The PhDs in the Netherlands seem to be well funded.