Mary Gates Endowment For Students

Cameron Norris

Mary Gates Research Scholar, Winter 2022

Research Project: Hardware-Software Codesign for Real-World Applications Using Custom Hardware Accelerators for Approximate Real Number Multiplication

Project Description: I developed approximate and Iterative real number multipliers using the IEEE 754 and Posit number formats, and Implemented them on a Hardware-Software codesign platform with an ARM processor and programmable logic.

What have you learned throughout your research project?

I have learned much about the process of a real engineering project, I have learned to rely on mentors when I cannot come up with a great solution or need clarification, and I have learned how to actually use many of the skills I have acquired in classes.

What piece of advice do you have for future applicants?

Learn everything you can from the project you participate in, listen to the advice that your mentor offers even if you think you know better, and don’t be afraid to let your own ideas be heard even if you think they won’t be useful.