Congratulations to C-BRIC Director, Kaushik Roy. Roy received an Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Purdue University College of Engineering. He was recognized for his "exceptional mentoring of engineering graduate students" in the Purdue Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department. The Purdue University College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards are given each spring and selected from nominations the College receives from students.
Roy has supervised 91 PhD dissertations and his students are well placed in universities and industry. He is the Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He received his BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990 and joined the Semiconductor Process and Design Center of Texas Instruments, Dallas, where he worked for three years on FPGA architecture development and low-power circuit design. His current research focuses on cognitive algorithms, circuits and architecture for energy-efficient neuromorphic computing/ machine learning, and neuro-mimetic devices. He currently supervises 37 students pursuing their PhD in ECE.
Roy is the Director of the Center for Brain-Inspired Computing (C-BRIC). C-BRIC is a multi-university research effort supported by the Semiconductor Research Corporation and the department of defense The Center works to deliver key advances in cognitive computing, with the goal of enabling a new generation of autonomous intelligent systems such as self-flying drones and interactive personal robots. The cross-cutting research involves all layers of design abstraction –from learning algorithms, to circuits, architecture, and neuro-mimetic materials and devices.