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A fountain of ideas from the man who revolutionized the cloud

21 Jan 2016 4.30PM to 5.30PM (Registration starts at 4.00PM) SUTD Auditorium Level 1, Lobby E, 8 Somapah Road S(487372)

Abstract
It was Professor Stuart Parkin's work on spintronics and data storage drives that led to new breakthroughs in cloud computing. As a prolific inventor, he has over 90 issued patents and was awarded the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize. Many of the technologies that we take for granted today would not exist without the phenomenal increase in storage capacity by computers. We can now stream music and movies from the Internet, all thanks to information stored in the cloud. Join Professor Parkin in discovering how new materials can be applied to technology that can potentially change the world.

Speaker's Profile
 
Professor Stuart Parkin drove the ‘big data’ revolution thanks to his application of spintronics to data storage disk drives. He was awarded the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize, regarded as the Nobel Prize of the technology world.

A prolific inventor, Prof Parkin has authored over 400 papers and has over 90 issued patents. For technology aficionados hoping to predict the next frontier in nanotechnology, look no further: Prof Parkin is now working on ‘cognitive devices’, which are memory or logic devices inspired by how we compute in our own brains.

Prof Parkin also wears many hats: he is head of the IBM Almaden Research Centre in San Jose, a consulting professor at the Stanford University department of applied physics and also an appointed director of the Max Planck Institute and Humbolt Professor at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. His many honours include memberships with the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.