PhD Fellowships Awarded

Each semester, a dedicated CRNCH faculty committee evaluates applications for the CRNCH PhD fellowship and selects 2-3 winners from the submitted applicants. These winners will present their work as part of the CRNCH Summit held each year in January, and they will also work towards submitting a paper based on their proposed topic in the semester after their award is made. Please check back for more information and student presentations in future semesters.

Fall 2021 Awards

  • Siri Narla (ECE), "Ultra-low Power Magnetoelectric Random Access Memory for TCAM Application", Advisor, Dr. Azad J. Naeemi
  • Prasanna V. Ravindran (ECE), "Quantum Annealing In Ferroelectronic Platforms", Advisor, Dr. Asif Islam Khan

Spring 2021 Award

  • Samantha Lubaba Noor (ECE), "System-level Figure of Merit Optimization of a Plasmon-based Integrated Computing Network", Advisor, Dr. Azad Naeemi

Fall 2020 Awards

  • Chunxing Yin (CS), "Tensorized neural networks for faster training and better co-design", Advisor, Dr. Rich Vuduc
  • Dingtian Zhang (IC), "Self powered computational photodetectors based on organic semiconductor (OSC) devices", Advisor, Dr. Gregory Abowd
  • Muliang 'James' Zhu (ECE), "Cortex-inspired optical computing enabled by photonic metasurfaces", Advisor, Dr. Ali Adibi