Yale Patt biography

Yale Patt

Electrical engineer, Author


Who is Yale Patt?

Yale Nance Patt is an American professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds the Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Engineering. In 1965, Patt introduced the WOS module, the first complex logic gate implemented on a single piece of silicon. He is a fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.

Patt received his bachelor's degree at Northeastern University and his master's degree and doctorate at Stanford University, all in electrical engineering.

Patt has spent much of his career pursuing aggressive ILP, out-of-order, and speculative computer architectures. E.g. HPSm, the High Performance Substrate for Microprocessors.

Patt is also the co-author of the textbook, Introduction to Computing Systems: From Bits and Gates to C and Beyond, currently published in its second edition by McGraw-Hill, which is used as the course textbook for his undergraduate Introduction to Computing class at University of Texas at Austin as well as the introduction Computer Engineering course at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Introduction to Computer Systems at University of Pennsylvania. It is in this textbook that the LC-3 Assembly Language is introduced. He is currently authoring the third edition.


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Also known as
  • Yale Nance Patt
  • Yale N. Patt
  • United States of America
  • Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Science, Northeastern University

on July 23, 2013

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