Home Page of Fall 2022 EE685

This is the official home page for EE685. There is only one section, meeting TR 3:30-4:45PM in room 265 FPAT, Hopefully, we will continue to meet in person throughout this semester -- with appropriate precautions against spread of the pandemic.

Although many course materials will be posted here, the course Canvas site will be the primary place for course announcements. You are expected to use canvas and materials linked here. We expect at least to use Zoom as an optional alternative to physical office meetings with Professor Dietz. The best way to schedule office meetings, physical or virtual, is via email with "EE685" in the Subject line.

The course content of EE685 has actually varied quite a bit over the years. However, in general, it has tried to be a step beyond the material covered in the CPE380-CPE480 sequence, and so it will be this semester. What that means is a little different from past offerings because CPE380 and CPE480 have both seen major upgrades and restructurings over the past two years. The current plan is for EE685 to be somewhat Verilog intensive, but to quickly move to more advanced (mostly parallel) architectures and architectural concepts (e.g., interconnection networks).

The list of reference materials below will grow dramatically as the course progresses...

Course Staff

Professor Hank Dietz would normally be in the Davis Marksbury Building; see his home page for complete contact info. Regular Zoom office hour times will soon be listed there. He has an "open-door" policy that whenever his door is open and he's not busy with someone else, he's available -- and yup, there really is a slow-update live camera in his office so you can check. However, during the pandemic things are far less certain, and you should wear a mask if meeting in his office. The best method to contact him is to email hankd@engr.uky.edu using "EE685" in the subject line for anything related to this course. If appropriate, individual Zoom meetings also can be scheduled via email.

CPE380 Computer Organization and Design.