Recent Publications, Talks, etc.
By Michael P. Frank,
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and collaborators. In general, the most
recently posted items are listed first.
W. McGowan, Jr., David R. Grosby, Michael P. Frank, Sachin Junnarkar, and Ray
H. O'Neal, Jr., Field Programmable Gate
Array based Front-End Data Acquisition Module for the COSMICi Astroparticle
Telescope Sytem, poster presented at Centenary
Symposium 2012: Discovery of Cosmic Rays, Denver, CO, June 26-28, 2012. Abstracts at: https://portfolio.du.edu/portfolio/getportfoliofile?uid=214129.
Michael P. Frank,
Towards a More General Model of
Reversible Logic Hardware, invited talk presented at the Superconducting Electronics Approaching the
Landauer Limit and Reversibility (SEALeR) workshop, sponsored by NSA/ARO, Annapolis, MD,
Mar. 15-16, 2012. PDF of talk
Michael P. Frank,
Space-Efficient Quantum Computer
Simulators, invited talk presented at the Laboratory
for Physical Sciences at College Park, MD (revised version of SPIE 2009 talk), Mar. 14,
2012. PDF of
For additional publications during the period
2009-2012 under my affiliation with the FAMU Physics Dept., see the COSMICi
Michael P. Frank,
Reversible Computing and Truly Adiabatic Circuits: The Next Great Challenge
for Digital Engineering, invited talk presented at the Fifth IEEE
Dallas Circuits and Systems Workshop on Design, Applications, Integration and
Software (DCAS-06), held Oct. 29-30, 2006, at the University of Texas at
PowerPoint file of presentation slides: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/IEEE-Dallas-talk.ppt.
slightly earlier version of the slide set was published in the DCAS-06
proceedings, which will be available to subscribers of IEEE Xplore.
Michael P. Frank
and Marco Ottavi, Energy
Transfer and Recovery Efficiency of Adiabatic Charging with Various Driving
Waveforms, research memo (in progress), Sep. 26, 2006.
file of incomplete working draft manuscript at http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/memo-v0.13.pdf.
informal research presentation, Design and Analysis of Resonant Power-Clock
Drivers for Adiabatic Logic at http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/Resonant-Logic-Drivers.ppt.
· Sarah E.
Frost-Murphy, Marco Ottavi, Michael P. Frank, and Erik
P. DeBenedictis, On the Design of Reversible QDCA Systems,
Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics Center (CCIM), Sandia
National Laboratories, September 2006.
file at http://gaston.sandia.gov/cfupload/ccim_pubs_prod/FINALrevqcaSAND.pdf.
· Michael P. Frank, Addressing the Funding Gap in
Energy-Efficient Computing: Research Overview and Program Management Philosophy,
talk presented to the National Science Foundation, Directorate for Computer
& Information Science and Engineering, Computer & Communication Foundations
(CCF) Division, July 10, 2006.
PowerPoint file of presentation slides: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/NSF-job-talk.ppt.
· Michael P. Frank, Improving FLOPS/Watt by Computing
Reversibly, Adiabatically, & Ballistically, invited talk presented at
the meeting on Energy and
Computation: Flops/Watt and Watts/Flop, Center
for Bits and Atoms, MIT, http://cba.mit.edu/events/06.05.energy/,
May 10, 2006.
PowerPoint file of presentation slides: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/Frank-06-MIT-CBA.ppt.
· Michael P. Frank, "The Reversible
Computing Question: A Crucial Challenge for Computing,"
invited talk presented at the Workshop on Frontiers of Extreme Computing (www.zettaflops.org, Sponsors:
Santa Cruz Oct. 24-27, 2005.
file of presentation slides: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/FoXC-Frank.ppt.
· Michael P. Frank, "Requirements for
Energy-Efficient Computing Beyond the von Neumann Limit,"
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering ECE Department Graduate Seminar, Oct. 20, 2005.
file of presentation slides: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/Grad-sem-fa05.ppt.
· Michael P. Frank, "On the
Interpretation of Energy as the Rate of Quantum Computation," Quantum Information
Processing (Springer), 4(4):283-334, Oct. 2005.
official published version of the article can be accessed through the online
journal at http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1570-0755/contents.
preprint is also available at arXiv:quant-ph/0409056,
June 14, 2005.
See below for the original Sep. 2004 conference talk.
· Michael P. Frank, The Indefinite Logarithm,
Logarithmic Units, and the Nature of Entropy, research memo, June 2005.
newer working draft: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/IndefLog_paper/indef-log.pdf,
June 15, 2005.
have contributed a few articles and sections of articles to Wikipedia. Here is my user page.
articles that I have originated include those on Physical information,
logarithm, and Logarithmic
also wrote the etymology
section of the article on Information.
Since Wikipedia is open for anyone to edit, at any given moment these articles
are not guaranteed to correspond to my original versions of them.
· Michael P. Frank, Approaching the Physical
Limits of Computing, invited keynote speech and paper published in ISMVL
2005, The Thirty-Fifth International Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic,
19-21 May 2005, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, sponsored by IEEE
Computer Society, pp. 168-185.
file of paper manuscript, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/ISMVL-Frank.pdf.
file of talk slides, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/ISMVL-Frank.ppt.
· Michael P. Frank, Introduction to Reversible
Computing: Motivation, Progress, and Challenges, invited introductory
paper and talk presented at the First International Workshop on Reversible
Computing (RC05), a special session at the Computing Frontiers 2005 (CF05)
conference, sponsored by ACM SIGMicro, Ischia, Italy, May 4-6, 2005.
file of paper manuscript, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/ip1-Frank.pdf.
file of talk slides, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/CF05/talks/Frank.ppt.
· Michael P. Frank, Requirements for Practical
Reversible Computing, invited lecture, Solid State Seminar, Notre Dame,
April 19, 2005. (Host: Craig Lent)
file of talk slides, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/ND-Frank-ReqPracRevComp.ppt.
· Michael P. Frank, Low Power Electronics:
Exploring the Fundamental Limits of Computation, invited videoconference
lecture, Pragyaa Festival, Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering
and Technology, Vishnupuri, Nanded, India, April 3, 2005.
file of talk slides, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/Pragyaa-Frank.ppt.
· Michael P. Frank, Reversible Computing: Its
Promise and Challenges, MARCO-FCRP/NCN Workshop on Nano-Scale Reversible
Computing, hosted by the MSD (Materials, Structures, and Devices) Focus Center,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Feb. 14, 2005.
file of slides prepared, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/MARCO-Frank.ppt.
Unfortunately, I was not given the chance to present my complete slide set at
the meeting, although I did get the chance to participate in the discussions.
paper sent to SRC after the meeting, Why I Believe that Reversible Computing
Should be a High Priority on Our Research Agenda (Despite its Difficulties), Feb. 22, 2005, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/Frank-PositionPaper.doc.
He, Michael P. Frank, and Huikai
Resonator as a Signal Generator for Fully-Adiabatic Logic Circuits,
invited paper presented in the MEMS I session of the Smart
Structures, Devices, and Systems II conference at the SPIE International
Symposium on Smart Materials, Nano-, and Micro-Smart Systems, held
12-15 Dec. 2004, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Published in Proceedings of SPIE, vol. #5649, paper #18.
file of paper manuscript, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/Maojiao-SPIE-5649-18.pdf.
· Michael P. Frank, Nanocomputing Technology
Requirements, tutorial presented Nov. 23, 2004 at the IASTED
International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Technology
(ACST 2004), St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
file of talk slides, 2 per page: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/IASTED-Nanocomp-Tutorial.pdf.
· Michael P. Frank, Physics as Computing,
talk presented Wed. Sep. 15, 2004 at the Quantum Computation for Physical
Modeling (QCPM) Workshop, Marthas Vineyard, MA, Sponsored by AFOSR.
slides, 2 per page: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/QCPM-04/QCPM04-slides.pdf.
accompanying paper, Energy as Computing, arXiv:quant-ph/0409056,
was first posted Sep. 9, 2004;
it was revised Jan. 2, 2005
into a manuscript Interpreting Energy as the Rate of Quantum Computation
that was submitted to Quantum Information Processing.
working draft, On the Interpretation of Energy as the Rate of Quantum
Computation, currently under revision for QIP, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/Frank-QIP-05-revised.pdf.
The revised version has been accepted and published; see the entry dated
October 2005 above.
· Michael P. Frank, The Future of Computing,
Graduate Seminar Talk, FAMU-FSU ECE Dept., Sep. 2, 2004.
slides, 6 per page: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/ECE-seminar/ECEsem-6up.pdf.
lectures presented at
the Computing Beyond Silicon Summer School at the California Institute
of Technology, Pasadena, CA, July 04.
Limits of Computing: A Brief Introduction, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/Caltech-CBSSS/PhysComp.ppt.
Computing: A Brief Introduction, http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/Caltech-CBSSS/RevComp.ppt.
· Michael P. Frank, "Reversibility for
Efficient Computing," (unabridged revised manuscript of) Ph.D.
thesis, EECS Dept., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 1999
(revision of Dec. 1999).
file of manuscript, with bookmarks: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/Frank-99-PhD-bookmarked.pdf.
[Note: Though this thesis
itself is now more than 6 years old, I have just posted this new PDF of it
(which was regenerated from the DVI
master file using dvipdfm just
now, in Jan. 2006) because my old PDF file (which still remains available
through http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~mpf/manuscript/) was
not searchable, and lacked bookmarks (great thanks are due to Gary Wetterlin for pointing this out, and for adding
the bookmarks). This December 1999 manuscript version of the thesis
includes a section reviewing some (rather far-out) general relativistic limits
on information storage, as well as a (somewhat tangential) chapter on
quantum computing, both of which weren't included in the
"official" (i.e., MIT libraries') version of the thesis, at my
committee's request... But personally, I always preferred
this unabridged version, which is how I always wanted the thesis to look
The above list only includes items
produced since July 2004 when I moved to FSU. For a list of some
earlier publications, see my reversible
computing publications page from UF, and a CV from March 2004.