Yale Nance Patt
is an American professor
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
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.
In 2009, Patt received an honorary doctorate from the University of Belgrade
- 1966–1967 Cornell University
- 1969–1976 North Carolina State University,......