Dr. Muhammad Yasir Qadri


Muhammad Yasir Qadri is a graduate of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro (1998 Batch). He obtained his PhD in Electronic Systems Engineering from University of Essex, UK. He has over fifteen years of practical experience in the development of high-end embedded systems and FPGA based designs. He is an Approved PhD Supervisor by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, and is currently working as General Manager (Technical) at NESCOM, Pakistan. He is the editor of a book on Multicore Technology by CRC Press, USA, and a US patent granted in the area of computer architecture. He is also the recipient of a research grant of PKR. 27.16 Million by National ICT R&D Fund (currently known as Ignite National Technology Fund) for the project of development of a reconfigurable multicore architecture. His area of specialization is energy/performance optimization in reconfigurable MPSoC architectures.


Approximate Computing: Finally being inaccurate is not so bad…..

In the past, computing platforms have always been developed with accuracy in mind, following the principle that every digital computation must be executed correctly. Conversely, there are now computing platforms capable of ’Approximate Computing’ in order to increase energy efficiency at the cost of accuracy. This is possible owing to the fact that certain applications do not require strict accuracy but rather a limited accuracy or in-exactness. This talk will provide some insight about the background and current dimensions of research in this emerging area of computing.