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ECS researcher wins best paper award at ISCAS 2016

Isha Gupta from Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) has been named the winner of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) best paper award. Isha’s paper was entitled ‘Practical Operation Considerations for Memristive Integrating Sensors’.

Isha is completing a PhD in the Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology research group with a particular interest in bio-inspired nanosensors. She is working within Dr Themis Prodromakis’ multi-disciplinary research team on the European Commission project 'Real neurons-nanoelectronics Architecture with Memristive Plasticity'.

This project aims to create a biohybrid architecture merging natural and artificial neurons endowed with elements of plasticity into a unique entity. Artificial neurons, realized in a silicon microchip by a combination of CMOS and memristor technology, are physically interfaced to natural neurons through electrical transducers forming a biohybrid network. This new system is capable of self-organization, evolving and adapting to input stimuli owing to intrinsic plasticity of the natural component and to the interplay with the artificial network.

Dr Themis Prodromakis commented, “It is fantastic to see that our hard-work is recognised in a major international conference and motivates us for keeping up with battling the challenges in this interdisciplinary field of research.”

The IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) is the world's premier networking forum of leading researchers in the highly active fields of theory, design and implementation of circuits and systems. At the symposium, Dr Prodromakis’ team also showcased their first commercial product, ArC One™, a versatile high performance testing platform for characterising ‘en masse’ novel technologies in a fast and automated fashion. In addition, Dr Alex Serb, Research Fellow in the Prodromakis group, was elected to serve as member on the Neural Systems & Applications and Sensory Systems Technical Committees of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

Posted by gb2r13@sot on 27 May 2016.