UD Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Tarek Taha

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Taking his cue from the human brain, University of Dayton researcher Tarek Taha received a three-year, $440,000 award from the National Science Foundation to develop a computer chips that can learn on their own. This technology will lead to systems being more secure, efficient and compact.

With this grant, his third NSF award, Taha is leveraging memristors — nanoscale semiconductor devices — to design novel circuits for training deep learning algorithms. This work builds on his earlier NSF CAREER Award looking at neuromorphic computing systems. 

Potential applications of the memristor-based computing chips include intelligent, lightweight prosthetics that adapt to their user, advanced robots and secure processors.

At UD, we’re committed to developing solutions that make the world a better place — for everyone.

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As dean of the School of Engineering, I am privileged to watch our students growing into engineers dedicated to a better world for us all. At the University of Dayton, we're committed to supporting student success by providing opportunities that connect learning, research and scholarship with leadership and service — the Catholic, Marianist tradition.

With our shared knowledge, we can continue to transform engineering education to prepare our students for even greater success.

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