TCE Guest Lecture: Nanoscale Memristive Devices for Brain-inspired Computing and BeyondNanoscale Memristive Devices for Brain-inspired Computing and Beyond

Q​​iangfei Xia (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Tuesday, 14.3.2017, 11:30
EE Meyer Building 861

Developing electronics beyond Moore’s Law requires revolutionary vision in novel devices, disruptive technologies, new materials and alternative computer architecture. Memristor is an emerging nanoelectronic device that use resistance instead of charge as state variable to represent digital or analog information. In this talk, I will first introduce the background and fundamental concepts about memristive devices, followed by our approaches in device engineering, fabrication/integration, and physical understanding. I will then showcase our recent progress in using these devices and circuits for analog computing, neuromorphic computing and reconfigurable radiofrequency (RF) systems, etc.

Dr. Xia is currently an associate professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at UMass Amherst. Before joining UMass, he spent 3 years at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (HP Labs). He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2007 from Princeton University. Dr. Xia's research interests include post-CMOS nanodevices, device physics, integrated nanosystems, and enabling nanotechnologies. He is a recipient of DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA), NSF CAREER Award, and the Barbara H. and Joseph I. Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. Dr. Xia is a senior member of IEEE and a senior member of SPIE.

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