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Milutinovic- A life between Serbia and the USA#

by Veljko Milutinovic

I have studied electrical engineering at the University of Belgrade in Serbia, and all my degrees (BSC, MSC, and PHD) are from the University of Belgrade, where some of my professors had a tremendous impact on my future development (mostly professors Lukatela, Aleksic, and Dujmovic; also professor Marjanovic).

After I graduated, I got an offer to join Purdue University in the USA where I was introduced to a number of new research avenues, mostly via my cooperation with the computer industry of the USA. The topic that I enjoyed most was the technology sensitive computer architecture.

I was lucky to be involved in the creation and design of machines that exploited the GaAs techology, in the uni-processor and multi-processor environments.

I returned to my alma mater before the 13th birthday of my oldest son. There I was involved in education that would prepare the most talented Serbian students for the challenges on the future trends in technology.

I became impressed with the research of Oskar Mencer, in the domain of data flow computing, and consequently, all my current research efforts are tuned to that exciting new paradigm of computing.

I enjoy thinking about creativity methods that synergize various areas in science and technology and I always try to think out of the box, if that is possible. Those who most recently impacted my thinking process a lot are: Hermann Maurer, Howard Moskowitz, and Henry Markram.

Those from the family, that had most impact on my development, were my parents Milan and Simonida, as well as the uncle Ratoljub, who did not have his own children, and was dedicating lots of time educating me. I like to study about my grand-parents (Milutin and Vidosava + Dusan and Danica) and to work on continuation of some of their missions. I also like to learn from my sons (Dusan, Milan, and Goran) from my daughters-in-law (Jovana, Teodora, and Ivana), and from my grand daughters (Vesna, Danica, Andjelija, Una, Tamara, and Lena).

However, the person who had the strongest impact on me is my wife Dragana.

I am really sorry that Veljko Milutinovic is too modest. #

He deserves that all readers know that he is THE outstanding first Serbian computer engineering memberer of Academaia Euroapea and I am proud to have been one of his nominators years ago. Look at his CV, or his web-Page. But for those too lazy to do either, here are few facts:

  • Single designer of the most sophisticated multiprocessor system ever designed in Yugoslavia or Serbia: Back in late '70s, a 17-microprocessor machine that calculates DFT, computes the arcus tangens of inphase and quadrature projections of the incoming data signal, demodulates the signal buried in both multiplicative and additive noise, and performs detection and data synchronization, all based on original algorithms and architectures.Published in IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speach, and Signal Processing
  • Co-architect and co-designer of the World's first 200MHz RISC microprocessor, for DARPA, published in IEEE Transactions on Computers, completed about a decade before Intel, back in early '80s.
  • Responsible for several successful products (HW, SW, and e-business on the Internet) developed in cooperation with leading industry in the USA (Boeing/Panthesis, AT&T, HP, ENCORE, NCR, RCA, Dow Jones, Wall Street Journal, etc.), Europe (as a part of FP4, FP5, FP6, and FP7 projects financed by EU), and Japan (an HDL model for a silicon compiler based clone of i860 and a Fujii space elevator process accelerator).
  • He was a member of the advisory board or active consultant in a number of high-tech companies (TechnologyConnect, BioPop, IBM, AT&T, NCR, RCA, Honeywell, Fairchild, Intel, Sun, etc...).
  • Creator of the vertical migration microprocessor architecture in '90s, published in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, for which he was awarded Fellow of the IEEE.
  • For about a decade, on various faculty positions at one of the top 5 (out of about 2000) US universities in the field of computer engineering (Purdue).
  • Author and coauthor of over 50 IEEE and ACM journal papers (plus many more in other journals).
  • Over 20 books published by the leading USA publishers (Wiley, Prentice-Hall, North-Holland, Kluwer, IEEE CS Press, etc...).
  • His scientific life has been influenced a lot by his late and current professional friends and teachers in Serbia (Dr. Dodic, Prof. Lukatela, Prof. Dujmovic, and Prof. Nikolic), USA (Profs. Flynn, Hwang, Patt, Siegel, Mencer, Moskowitz, Furht, and Rishe), Japan (Prof. Fujii), Israel (Prof. Mendelson), Germany (Prof. Neuhold), Austria (Prof. Maurer), Italy (Prof. Giorgi), and Spain (Prof. Valero).
  • He teaches courses in Computer Architecture, Data Mining, and Research Management.
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Maxeler
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Moskowitz-Jacobs

-- Maurer Hermann, Montag, 2. Oktober 2017, 18:29