Steve Furber

Steve Furber

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Steve Furber in 2009
Stephen Byram Furber

(1953-03-21) 21 March 1953 (age 68)[1]
Manchester,[2] England
EducationManchester Grammar School
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge (BA, MMath, PhD)[1][3]
Known for
Valerie Margaret Elliott
(m. 1977)
Scientific career
ThesisIs the Weis-Fogh principle exploitable in turbomachines? (1979)
Doctoral advisorJohn Ffowcs Williams[8][9]
Notable studentsSimon Segars[10]
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Stephen Byram Furber CBE FRS FREng[12] (born 21 March 1953)[1] is a British computer scientist, mathematician and hardware engineer, currently the ICL Professor of Computer Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK.[13] After completing his education at the University of Cambridge (BA, MMath, PhD), he spent the 1980s at Acorn Computers, where he was a principal designer of the BBC Micro and the ARM 32-bit RISC microprocessor.[14] As of 2018, over 100 billion copies of the ARM processor have been manufactured, powering much of the world's mobile computing and embedded systems.[15][16][3]

In 1990, he moved to Manchester where he leads research into asynchronous systems, low-power electronics[17] and neural engineering, where the Spiking Neural Network Architecture (SpiNNaker) project is delivering a computer incorporating a million ARM processors optimised for computational neuroscience.[7][18][19][20][11]

  1. ^ a b c d Anon (2015). "Furber, Prof. Stephen Byram". Who's Who. (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.43464. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Brown, David (1 February 2010). "A Conversation with Steve Furber". Queue. Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b Steve Furber's ORCID 0000-0002-6524-3367
  4. ^ Furber, S. B.; Galluppi, F.; Temple, S.; Plana, L. A. (2014). "The SpiNNaker Project". Proceedings of the IEEE. 102 (5): 652–665. doi:10.1109/JPROC.2014.2304638. S2CID 25268038.
  5. ^ "The Human Brain Project SP 9: Neuromorphic Computing Platform" on YouTube
  6. ^ Furber, Stephen B. (2000). ARM system-on-chip architecture. Boston: Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-67519-6.
  7. ^ a b c d Steve Furber publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ Steve Furber at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  9. ^ Cite error: The named reference furberphd was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  10. ^ Segars, Simon Anthony (1996). Low power microprocessor design (MSc thesis). University of Manchester. OCLC 643624237. Copac 36604476.
  11. ^ a b National Life Stories, Professor Steve Furber Interviewed by Thomas Lean, British Library
  12. ^ Cite error: The named reference frs was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  13. ^ "Prof Steve Furber CBE FRS FREng FBCS FIET CITP CEng - The University of Manchester".
  14. ^ Lean, Thomas (22 October 2012). "Steve Furber: developing ARM with no people and no money". British Library.
  15. ^ "Inside the numbers: 100 billion ARM-based chips".
  16. ^ "Enabling Mass IoT connectivity as Arm partners ship 100 billion chips".
  17. ^ Furber, Stephen B. (1989). VLSI RISC architecture and organization. New York: M. Dekker. ISBN 0-8247-8151-1.
  18. ^ Grier, D. A. (2014). "Steve Furber [Interviews]". IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. 36: 58–68. doi:10.1109/MAHC.2014.8. S2CID 28152764.
  19. ^ ARM and its Partners talk about reaching the 50 Billion chip milestone on YouTube
  20. ^ Steve Furber publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)

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