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Cory Merkel

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

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Cory Merkel

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology

Bio

Dr. Cory Merkel joined the RIT computer engineering department in 2018. He earned his BS and MS degrees in computer engineering (2011) and a Ph.D. in microsystems engineering (2015), all from RIT. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Merkel was a research electronics engineer with the Information Directorate, Air Force Research Lab. His current research focuses on mapping of AI algorithms, primarily artificial neural networks, to mixed-signal hardware and the design of brain-inspired computing systems using emerging technologies such as memristors. He has published his work in several peer-reviewed conferences, journals, and books, and is also engaged in a number of STEM outreach activities. For more information, see Dr. Merkel’s research website www.rit.edu/brainlab.

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Journal Paper
Jha, Alexander Jones, Andrew Rush, Cory Merkel, Eric Herrmann, Ajey P. Jacobs, Clare Thiem, Rashmi. "A Neuromorphic SLAM Architecture Using Gated-memristive Synapses." Neurocomputing 381. (2020): 89-104. Web.
Published Conference Proceedings
Fountain, Andrew and Cory Merkel. "Energy Constraints Improve Liquid State Machine Performance." Proceedings of the International Conference on Neuromorphic Systems. Ed. Catherine Schuman. N/A, United States: n.p., 2020. Web.
Merkel, Cory. "Exploring Energy-Accuracy Tradeoffs in AI Hardware." Proceedings of the International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference. Ed. Behrooz Shirazi. N/A, United States: n.p., 2020. Web.
Jones, Alex, et al. "A Segmented Attractor Network for Neuromorphic Associative Learning." Proceedings of the International Conference on Neuromorphic Systems. Ed. N/A. Knoxville, Tennessee: n.p., Web.
Merkel, Cory and Animesh Nikam. "A Low-Power Domino Logic Architecture for Memristor-Based Neuromorphic Computing." Proceedings of the International Conference on Neuromorphic Systems. Ed. N/A. Knoxville, Tennessee: n.p., Web.
Langroudi, Hamed, et al. "Exploiting Randomness in Deep Learning Algorithms." Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. Ed. N/A. Budapest, Hungary: n.p., Web.
Merkel, Cory. "Current-Mode Memristor Crossbars for Neuromorphic Computing." Proceedings of the Neuro Inspired Computational Elements. Ed. N/A. Albany, New York: n.p., Web.

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