Plenary Lecture

Topology, Signaling and Computing

Professor Guennadi A. Kouzaev
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Abstract: The emerging field of applications of topology for computation, signaling and computing is reviewed. In all these applications, some important characteristics of the systems are associated with the spatial or spatio-temporal topology, which, being stable, allow the rough, but accurate models to be used for computations. Topology, being changed only discretely, is a natural carrier of digital information, and it allows communications and computing with improved noise-immunity. In this lecture, the analyzed material touches, mostly, upon the micro- and nano-electronic components and the systems which are built on the ideas of topology for advanced communications and computing.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Guennadi A. Kouzaev received the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics, the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, in 1986, in Physics and Mathematics, and the Doctor of Sciences degree from the Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (Technical University), Moscow, in 1997, in Microwave Techniques and Computer Engineering. He has gained his research and engineering experience from the space and electronic industry of Russia and Canada, and he worked at the Universities of these countries. Currently, he is a full Professor with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Norwegian Technology and Science University-NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.
His research interests are in Electromagnetics, Microwave Techniques, Computer Engineering, and Quantum Electronics. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 papers, abstracts, and patents, and a Springer book on Advanced Electromagnetics. He co-chaired several international conferences, and he has been a member of many international conference boards.Professor Kouzaev is a Russian Government Prize Winner (1997) and a Winner of the Soviet Union Prize for Young Scientists (1990) awarded for his contributions to the developments of the first three-dimensional microwave integrations and for invention of the space-time topologically modulated electromagnetic signals and topological computing.