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Faculty

Sumeet Gupta
Elmore Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Sumeet Kumar Gupta received the B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India in 2006, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette IN in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Dr. Gupta is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Prior to this, he was an Assistant professor of Electric Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University from 2014 to 2017 and a Senior Engineer at Qualcomm Inc. from 2012 to 2014. He has also worked as an intern at National Semiconductor, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel Corporation in 2005, 2007 and 2010, respectively. His research interests include low power variation aware VLSI circuit design, neuromorphic computing, in-memory computing, nano-electronics and spintronics, device-circuit co-design and nano-scale device modeling and simulations. He has published over 100 articles in refereed journals and conferences and is a senior member of IEEE and EDS. Dr. Gupta was the recipient of DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2016, an Early Career Professorship by Penn State in 2014 and the 6th TSMC Outstanding Student Research Bronze Award in 2012. He has also received Magoon Award and the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from Purdue University in 2007 and Intel PhD Fellowship in 2009.

Students

Atanu Kumar Saha
PhD student
Atanu Kumar Saha is a Ph.D. candidate at Purdue University. He earned his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 2013. Prior to joining Dr. Gupta’s research group, he worked as a lecturer in BRAC University, Bangladesh from 2013-2016. His research focus is on ferroelectricity, 2D semiconductor and device modeling.
Niharika Thakuria
PhD student
Niharika Thakuria is a PhD candidate (2017-present) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University. Prior to this, she pursued MS in Electrical Engineering (2016-2018) from Pennsylvania State University. She is advised by Dr. Sumeet Gupta during her MS and PhD studies. Her research during MS was focused on device-circuit modeling of exploratory devices, which resulted in her thesis titled - ‘2D Electrostrictive FET Based Circuits: Compact Modeling and Device-Circuit Co-Design’. Her current research interests are in compact modeling and device-circuit co-design of post-CMOS technologies, circuit design for non-Boolean computing.
Karam Cho
PhD student
Karam Cho is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. She received her B.S. in Physics and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Her research focus is on spin-based low-power device and circuit co-design.
Chunguang Wang
PhD student
Chunguang Wang is currently pursuing his Doctoral studies in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He received his BS and MS degrees in microelectronics from Peking University, Beijing, China in 2015 and 2018. His master thesis was on electrostatic discharge (ESD) device and circuit design. He joined Prof. Gupta's group since August. 2018. Currently, his research is focused on neuromorphic computing based on ferroelectric FETs
Xinkang Chen
PhD student
Xinkang Chen received his B.Sc degree in computer engineering from University of Connecticut (UCONN), Storrs CT. Xinkang is currently pursuing a Master thesis degree in electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University. Xinkang used to work as teaching assistant and research assistant at UCONN ECE department. His research interests are focused towards Two Dimensional materials, device-circuit design, system level design synthesis and benchmark
Revanth Koduru
PhD student
Revanth is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree in the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He received his Bachelor's degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in Electrical Engineering in 2018. Prior to Joining Dr.Gupta's group he worked in Texas Instruments India, Bangalore. His research interests are device modelling and Ferroelectric devices.
Akul Malhotra
PhD student
Akul Malhotra received his B.E. degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, India, in 2020. He did his bachelor’s thesis at Pennsylvania State University in 2019, where he worked on exploiting the randomness in post CMOS devices for the hardware acceleration of Bayesian neural networks. Prior to that, he worked as a MITACS Globalink summer research intern at the University of Calgary, Canada. He joined Dr. Gupta’s group in Jan. 2021. His research interests are in memory computing and hardware accelerator design for ultra-low precision neural networks.
Tanmoy Kumar Paul
PhD student
Tanmoy Kumar Paul is a PhD student at Purdue ECE since Spring 2021. Earlier he completed his MSc and BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 2018 and 2015, respectively. He has worked on nanoelectronic device modeling based on TMD material based tunnel FET and Junctionless FET. His current research focus is on ferroelectric materials and ferroelectric based device modeling leading towards their applications in circuit design.
Jeffry Victor
PhD student
Jeffry Victor is a Doctoral student at ECE, Purdue University(Fall 2020 - present). His research interests are designing Spiking Neural Networks, Neuromorphic Computing using ferroelectric FETs, and In-Memory Computing using Piezoelectric FETs. He received his bachelor's degree in 2020 from BITS Pilani, India. As part of his undergraduate research (Spring 2017- Spring 2019, Spring 2020), he worked on Approximate Computing using RRAM and also completed his undergrad thesis (Fall 2019) on In-Memory Computing using STT-MRAM from the Technion, Israel.

Alumni

Ahmedullah Aziz
Assistant Professor Of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Dr. Ahmedullah Aziz received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2019. He earned an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University (University Park) in 2016 and a B.S. degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 2013. Prior to beginning his graduate studies, he worked in the ‘Tizen Lab’ of Samsung R&D Institute in Bangladesh as a full-time Engineer, where he explored and prototyped innovative ideas for leading-edge electronics. He also worked as a Co-Op Engineer (Intern) in the Technology Research division of Global Foundries (Fab 8, NY, USA). His research interests include mixed-signal VLSI circuits, non-volatile memory, and beyond CMOS device design. He explores device-circuit-system co-design techniques with an emphasis on emerging technologies like complex-oxide electronics, ferroelectrics, and spintronics. So far, he has published over 60 scientific articles (including journals, conference papers, patents, and book chapters) in prestigious platforms. He received several awards and accolades for his research, including the 'Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award' by European Design and Automation Association (2020), ‘Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award’ from College of Engineering, Purdue University (2019) and ‘Icon’ award from Samsung (2013). He was a co-recipient of two best publication awards from SRC-DARPA STARnet Center (2015, 2016) and best project award from CNSER (2013). He served as a reviewer for several IEEE Transactions/Journals, TPC member for multiple conferences (including DAC, ISCAS, and ICONS), Guest Editor for a special issue of 'Photonics' and Lead Ambassador for IEEEXtreme in Region 4.
Sandeep Thirumala
Advance memory system engineer
Sandeep Krishna Thirumala completed his PhD from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, USA in 2020. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India in 2016 and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, USA in 2018. He worked as an intern in the Technology Development division of Micron Technologies, USA in 2020. His primary research interest includes exploring emerging device technologies for next-generation computing workloads. His PhD thesis was titled "Enabling Logic-Memory Synergy using integrated non-volatile transistor technologies for energy-efficient computing" where he explored emerging technologies for logic and storage such as ferroelectrics, spintronics and complex-oxide electronics, processing-in-memory solutions for machine learning systems, and artificial intelligence hardware for edge and Internet-of-Things (IoT) computing. He has received several awards and accolades for his research including the best paper award in NANOARCH-2019 in Qingdao, China. He was also nominated for best paper award in DATE-2020 in Grenoble, France and ISLPED-2018 in Washington, USA. He was the recipient of the prestigious Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, awarded by Purdue University in 2020 and the Merit scholarship for academic excellence, awarded by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India from 2012-2016. He is currently an Engineer at Micron Technologies, developing next-generation memory and storage systems.
Shreya Gupta
Shreya Gupta received her B. Tech. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Delhi Technological University, India in 2015. She received her M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University in 2017. She is currently an Analog/Mixed signal Design Engineer at Intel Corporation, USA.
Anupriya Chakraborty
Anupriya Chakraborty received her Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2018. She is currently a DRAM Engineer at Micron Technology, USA.
Danni Wang
Danni Wang received her Bachelor degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China. She graduated in May 2016 with MS in electrical engineering from PSU. She is interested in digital and analog circuit, electronic devices (semiconductor, ferroelectrics and etc.) and power systems. She is currently at General Electric, China.
Jacob Covey
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Jacob Andrew Covey received his undergrad in electrical engineering at Pennsylvania State University in 2018. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Purdue University.
Zhesheng Chen
Zhesheng Chen received his undergrad in electrical engineering at Pennsylvania State University in 2018. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Purdue University.
Mark Steiner
Mark Steiner was and undergraduate student and a Schreyers’ Scholar at PennState. He graduated in May 2016. He is currently an Application Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric, USA.
William Wissing
William Cane Wissing was an undergraduate student and REU Scholar at PennState. He graduated in December 2015. He is currently at Intel, USA.
Kyle Sibert
Kyle Sibert was an undergraduate student and a Schreyers’ Scholar at PennState. He graduated in December 2015. He is currently at Northrup Grumman.

Visiting Scholar

Ya-Chi Huang
Ya-Chi Huang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Department of Electrical Engineering, National Ilan University, Taiwan, in 2014 and 2015, respectively. She is currently the second year Ph.D. student in Department of Electrical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. She was a visiting scholar at Pennsylvania State University in 11/2016 - 11/2017. Her research interests include circuit design in Si technology on SoC application.