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Welcome to the Extremely Energy Efficient Collective Electronics (EXCEL) Center

Co-funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation Nanoelectronics Reseach Inititative (E2CDA-NRI) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), the EXCEL Center is one of six cross-disciplinary, collaborative research efforts aimed at establishing a revolutionary and sustainable general-purpose computing paradigm.  Led by the University of Notre Dame, EXCEL explores the demonstration of a computing platform that leverages emerging devices and dynamical systems to execute optimization, learning and inference tasks in a collective, cooperative and scalable way to transcend the current energy efficiency wall by 3 orders of magnitude. This program will facilitate direct collaborative research 'from materials to architecture' using a holistic view, driven by a common set of goals and metrics. The ultimate goal is to create a revolutionary, highly-efficient, general purpose computing platform with neuro-inspired cognitive and learning abilities, which will be required to address the vast range of future data types and workloads. The research is led by 13 Principal Investigators from six universities.



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Abhinav Parihar wins the Chih Foundation Graduate Research Award for his work funded by E2CDA

Author: Barbara Walsh

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Abhinav Parihar, a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has received the Chih Foundation Graduate Research Award.

Parihar works in the Integrated Circuits and Systems Research Lab and is advised by ECE Associate Professor and ON Semiconductor Junior Professor Arijit Raychowdhury. Parihar received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India before joining Georgia Tech. He has always been interested in studying natural physical phenomena, and the dynamics of the brain. Read More.

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