Semiconductor nanodevices are at the core of almost all technologies we use from computing, to appliances, to communication devices, automotive, and critical infrastructure. The quest for increased chip performance and energy efficiency continues to rise whereas dimensional scaling is coming to an end.
In this presentation I will give an overview of our research in the area of new materials and devices integrated on the silicon platform for next generation computing systems as well as hardware for artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
The rapid growth of modern neural network (NN) models’ scale generates ever-increasing demands for high computing power of artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Many specialized computing devices have been also deployed in the AI systems, forming a truly application-driven heterogenous computing platform. In this talk, we discuss the importance of hardware/software co-design in AI system designs. We first use resistive memory based NN accelerators to illustrate the design philosophy of AI computing systems, and then present several hardware friendly NN model compression and optimization techniques.
Wind sensing instrumentation with Spanish technology has reached Mars in three NASA missions: Mars Science Laboratory (the REMS instrument in the Curiosity rover), InSight (TWINS instrument) and Mars 2020 (MEDA instrument in the Perseverance rover). The talk will describe the sensors and how they are operated in the challenging Martian environment. It will also describe new instrumentation available for future missions.