Siddharth Joshi receives NSF CAREER award to create bio-inspired microelectronics for autonomous systems

Siddharth Joshi

Siddharth Joshi, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, has received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, which supports early-career faculty who show exceptional promise as researchers and academic role models.

Joshi’s research focuses on the creation of next-generation autonomous intelligent systems capable of performing tasks without direct human control. He develops microelectronic hardware and specialized algorithms targeting applications with constraints on processing power, memory or energy.

Joshi’s CAREER research project aims to improve artificial intelligence systems by drawing inspiration from the efficiency and adaptability of biological intelligence. His research group, the Notre Dame Intelligent Microsystems Lab, will integrate sensing, computation, and learning into energy-efficient silicon circuits with the goal of making real-time decisions and adapting to their environments.

The project’s educational component includes the training of local high school and undergraduate students in the collection and analysis of data on water quality. Joshi will also develop a new integrated circuit design course, which will be shared with historically black colleges and universities to enhance microelectronic education and semiconductor workforce development.

Joshi completed his master’s and doctorate in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California (UC) San Diego. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Bioengineering at UC San Diego before joining Notre Dame’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 2018.

— Karla Cruise, Notre Dame College of Engineering

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