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EE590 : Unconventional Computing

  • Instructor : Prof. Eric Klavins
  • Time: Tu, Th, 9:00 - 10:20a
  • Location: MGH 234
  • Office hours by appointment


  • Sipser, 1st Edition (1996), Chapters 0-4.
  • Minsky, 1967, selected chapters.
  • More to come ...


Note: All assignments will be submitted through the EE590 Google Drive.


Each student will complete an analysis/design project in which they describe how to implement computation in a novel setting, and/or describe how to implement an interesting or useful class of algorithms on an unconventional computer. Write ups are due during finals week, although project updates will be required 1/3 and 2/3 of the way through the course. Students are encouraged to discuss project ideas and issues at great length with the instructor.