Professor and Chair
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
Brent Nelson is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University and program head for the Computer Engineering program there. He received his PhD in computer science in 1984 from the University of Utah in the area of VLSI CAD. His current research interests focus on two main areas. The first is high-end computing applications of reconfigurable computing. The second is CAD for the design of FPGA-based applications. He currently serves as co-director for the NSF Center for Reconfigurable High Performance Computing (known as CHREC) and as director of the BYU site within that center.
He is active in the professional community, serving on the program committees of a number of FPGA and reconfigurable computing conferences including FCCM, FPT, FPL. He recently served as program chair for FPL'09 in Prague.
He is also involved in international and globalization activities within the college, having created the college's Globalization Study Abroad program in 2007. He will be leading a group of students to Nanjing this coming spring term again to study globalization and its impact on engineering and technology.
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