100: Nanotechnology and the Brain: Fundamentals of Neuromorphic Computing (ft. Dr. Jean Anne Incorvia)
Biological brains can accomplish more than modern computing systems while using much less power. However, computers are much better at dealing with computation, while brains are (unsurprisingly) much better at interacting with ever-changing environments. What if we were able to design a computing system with interconnecting neurons and synapses to get the best of both worlds?
In today’s episode, we welcome Dr. Jean Anne Incorvia. She is a current Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and a leading expert on the research of neuromorphic computing systems. With her, we discuss:
🔹️How neuromorphic computing works and what distinguishes it over traditional computing.
🔹️What materials science can do to relate brain processes to computing systems.
🔹The role of of 2D materials, spintronics, synapses, neurons, and more in neuromorphic computing.
🔹Advice to a student who is interested in the materials science behind neuromorphic computing.
🔹And much more!
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