Milos Ercegovac

Milos Ercegovac


Engineering VI - Room 282

Phone: (310) 825-5414
Fax: (310) 794-5057


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Professor Ercegovac earned his PhD ('75) and MS ('72) in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and BS in electrical engineering ('65) from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. He specializes in research and teaching in digital arithmetic, digital design, and computer system architecture. His recent research is in the areas of approximate arithmetic, composite algorithms, complex arithmetic, design for low power and arithmetic in application-specific architectures. His research contributions have been extensively published in journals and conference proceedings. He is a coauthor of two textbooks on digital design and of a monograph and a book in the area of digital arithmetic. Dr. Ercegovac has been involved in organizing the IEEE Symposia on Computer Arithmetic since 1978. He served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers and as a subject area editor for the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. He received a Medal of Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France, in 2015, a Distinguished Alumni Educator Award in 2013 from the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Lockheed-Martin Corporation Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009. Dr. Ercegovac is a foreign member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the ACM.
General Research Areas
  • Computer arithmetic
  • Digital design
  • Reconfigurable and application-specific architectures
Recent Research
  • Approximate arithmetic
  • Composite arithmetic algorithms
  • Complex arithmetic
  • Low-power arithmetic
  • Application-specific arithmetic algorithms
M. D. Ercegovac and J. Styne, Conditional Estimation of Residuals with Prescaling for Use in Low-Energy Division Unit,    Proc. 53rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2019. N. Brisebarre, G. Constantinides, M. D. Ercegovac, S.-I. Filip, M. Istoan and J-M. Muller, A High Throughput Polynomial and Rational Function Approximations Evaluator, Proc. of the IEEE Symposium on Computer Arithmetic, pp. 95-102, June 2018. M. D. Ercegovac, On Left-to-Right Arithmetic, Proc.51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2017. W. Yan, M.D. Ercegovac and H. Chen, An Energy-Efficient Multiplier With Fully Overlapped Partial Products Reduction and Final Addition,  IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 63(11):1954-1963, 2016. W. Yan and M. D. Ercegovac, Radix-4 Energy Efficient Carry-Free Truncated Multiplier, Proc. 50th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2016. C-E. Lee and M.D. Ercegovac, An Error-Compensated Piecewise Linear Logarithmic Arithmetic Unit for Phong Lighting Acceleration , Proc. 49th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2015. D. Wang, J.-M. Muller, N. Brisebarre and M.D. Ercegovac, M.D. (M,p,k) -Friendly Points: A Table-Based Method to Evaluate Trigonometric Function , IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 61(9):711-715, 2014./p>> D. Wang, M.D. Ercegovac, and Y. Xiao, Complex Function Approximation Using Two-Dimensional Interpolation, IEEE Trans.  Computers, 63(12):2948-2960, 2014 J. Cong, M.D. Ercegovac, M. Huang, S. Li, and B. Xiao, Energy-Efficient Computing Using Adaptive Table Lookup Based on Nonvolatile Memories, Proc. International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design - ISLPED 2013, 2013. Publications Google Scholar Publications Books
  • Digital Arithmetic, M.D. Ercegovac and T. Lang, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers - An Imprint of Elsevier Science, 2004.
  • Introduction to Digital Systems, M.D. Ercegovac, T. Lang, and J.H. Moreno, Wiley and Sons, 1998.
  • Division and Square Root: Digit-Recurrence Algorithms and Implementations, M.D. Ercegovac and T. Lang, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.
  • Digital Systems and Hardware/Firmware Algorithms,  M.D. Ercegovac and T. Lang, Wiley and Sons, 1985.
  • M.S., Computer Science, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagn (1972)
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagn (1975)
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, the University of Belgrade, Serbia (1965)
  • Medal of Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France, 2015
  • Distinguished Alumni Educator Award, UIUC, 2013
  • Lockheed Martin Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009
  • Okawa Foundation Research Award, 2006
  • Foreign member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2006
  • Fellow of the IEEE, 2003
CS259 Arithmetic in the Design of Neural Networks CS M51A  Introduction to Digital Systems CS252A Arithmetic Processors and Algorithms