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Siddharth Joshi - Energy Efficient Computing at the Edge of the Network in the CMOS Era and Beyond


8/29/2019 at 3:30PM


8/29/2019 at 4:45PM


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Gregory Madey

Gregory Madey

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Recent advances in chip design have shown that analog computing can deliver energy-efficiencies that surpass traditional digital architectures and are very well suited to developing next-generation “smart” sensor systems. Such systems are widely applicable in areas like biomedical data acquisition, continuous infrastructure monitoring, intelligent sensor networks, and data analytics. However, implementing analog computing at scale requires principled techniques for algorithm-circuit co-design to robustly and reliably develop energy efficient systems. 
In this talk we will cover applications of this principle ranging from communication and sensor interfaces to computational sub-blocks. We will first look at bounds on the energetic advantages derived through mixed-signal computing. I will then present an embodiment of these techniques in a micropower, multichannel, mixed-signal array processor developed in 65nm CMOS. I will then introduce a gradient-free variation of coordinate descent, that can deliver even greater energy efficiencies through algorithm-circuit co-design.  I will conclude with some recent work spanning across various devices (FeFETs, RRAMs, and others), architectures (oscillator and compute-in memory) and emerging applications (smart sensors and neuromorphic computing). Crossing these hierarchies is critical for realizing the next generation of sensing, computing, and communicating systems.

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Siddharth Joshi

Siddharth Joshi

University of Notre Dame

Siddharth Joshi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame since 2018. Prior to that, he was Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Bioengineering at UC San Diego. He completed his Ph.D. in 2017 at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC San Diego where he also completed his M.S. in 2012. He also completed a B. Tech from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology in India. His research focuses on the co‐design of custom, non‐Boolean and non‐von Neumann, hardware and algorithms to enable machine learning and adaptive signal processing in highly resource constrained environments.