ECE Seminar: Prof. Thirumalai Venkatesan
|Event Date:||March 18, 2019|
|Speaker:||Prof. Thirumalai Venkatesan|
|Speaker Affiliation:||National University of Singapore|
|School or Program:||Electrical and Computer Engineering
Prof. Thirumalai Venkatesan
Professor of ECE, MSE, NGS & Physics
National University of Singapore
There are four key areas where I would like to develop multi-disciplinary experimental programs with the chance to make significant scientific and societal impact.
- Quantum functionalities at material interfaces
- Autonomous Fabrication of Functional Thin Films
- Brain inspired electronics and
- Molecular sensors and their applications to health, energy and food technologies
However, I will briefly focus my first 30 minutes of my talk on our work in the area of low energy memories and approach to neuronal devices. CMOS based bio chips are coming to the fore and despite their mimicking neuronal circuits they still lag behind the human brain in terms of energy consumption by several orders of magnitude and it is not clear at this stage whether CMOS will be able to sustain the desired energy reduction in AI/ML processing. Alternate electronic devices more resembling the neurons would be the way of the future. I will discuss three different approaches involving organic, oxide and live neuronal devices.