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Professor & Lab Director

Dr. Dhireesha Kudithipudi
Professor & Lab Director
Department of Computer Engineering

Current Research Assistants

Dr. Eric Bohannon
Senior Research Scientist
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Dr. Eric Bohannon

Senior Research Scientist

Eric received a Ph.D. in Microsystems Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and works for Sony Electronics as a Principal Analog System Architect.

Zachariah Carmichael
B.S./M.S. Program in Computer Engineering
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Zachariah Carmichael

B.S./M.S. Program in Computer Engineering

Zach is pursuing a BS/MS dual degree in Computer Engineering. His research interests include brain-inspired algorithms and model interpretability. He is currently performing ongoing work on his masters' thesis on graph-based Echo State Networks (ESNs).

Anurag Reddy Daram
M.S. Program in Computer Engineering
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Anurag Reddy Daram

M.S. Program in Computer Engineering

Anurag Daram received his B.Tech. degree in Information and Communication Technology from DA-IICT, India, in 2012 and is currently pursuing his M.S. in Computer Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. He joined the Neuromorphic Artificial Intelligence Lab in 2017. His research interests include developing energy-efficient AI, and brain-inspired and on-device learning systems.

Char Khazanov
B.S./M.S. Program in Computer Engineering
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Char Khazanov

B.S./M.S. Program in Computer Engineering

Char is pursuing a BS/MS dual degree in Computer Engineering from RIT. Currently, she is exploring digital implementations of varying number systems to reduce FPGA resource utilization, power, and latency while preserving performance of neural networks.

Piers Kwan
B.S./M.S. Program in Computer Engineering
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Piers Kwan

B.S./M.S. Program in Computer Engineering

Piers is pursuing a BS/MS dual degree in Computer Engineering.

Seyed Hamed Fatemi Langroudi
Ph.D. Program in Engineering
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Seyed Hamed Fatemi Langroudi

Ph.D. Program in Engineering

Seyed Hamed Fatemi Langroudi received the M.Sc. degrees in computer engineering from Shahid Beheshti University (former National University of Iran) in 2013, respectively. Since 2015, he has been working toward the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Computer Engineering at Rochester of Institute of Technology. He is a student member of IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.  His current research interests include Deep Learning and Computer Arithmetic. His primary research area is developing new computer arithmetic algorithm for energy efficient deep neural network.

Dr. Jeffrey Lillie
Senior Research Scientist
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Dr. Jeffrey Lillie

Senior Research Scientist

Jeff received a Ph.D. in Microsystems Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and works for Sony Electronics as an IC Design Engineer.

Tej Niranjan Pandit
M.S. Program in Computer Engineering and Ph.D. Program in Engineering
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Tej Niranjan Pandit

M.S. Program in Computer Engineering and Ph.D. Program in Engineering

Tej is pursuing his Master's in Computer Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering. He is currently completing his master's thesis in reinforcement learning in 3-D environments with neurogenesis and a novel learning rule.

Nicholas Soures
Ph.D. Program in Engineering
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Nicholas Soures

Ph.D. Program in Engineering

Nicholas Soures received his B.S. in physics in 2015 from Binghamton University. Afterwards, he joined RIT where he completed his M.S. in Computer Engineering and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Engineering. The focus of his current research is on hardware-driven algorithms and human-like intelligent systems. His research interests include artificial intelligence, reasoning, and neuromorphic engineering.

Humza Syed
B.S./M.S. Program in Computer Engineering
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Humza Syed

B.S./M.S. Program in Computer Engineering

Humza is pursuing a dual degree for a Bachelor's and Master's in Computer Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology.  His current interests lie in researching Hierarchical Temporal Memory and other neuromorphic algorithms. His main goal with these algorithms is to undertake complex spatio-temporal tasks, such as video classification.

Fatima Tuz Zohora
Ph.D. Program in Engineering
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Fatima Tuz Zohora

Ph.D. Program in Engineering

Fatima Tuz Zohora completed her B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2016. She joined the Neuromorphic AI lab in Fall 2018 to pursue a Ph.D. degree. Her research interests include  brain-inspired computing and digital and mixed-signal system design.

Abdullah M. A. Zyarah
Ph.D. Program in Engineering
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Abdullah M. A. Zyarah

Ph.D. Program in Engineering

Abdullah M. Zyarah is a lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Baghdad. He specializes in digital and mixed signal designs and his current research interests include Neuromorphic architectures for energy-constrained platforms and biologically-inspired algorithms. Mr. Zyarah received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Baghdad, Iraq, in 2009, and M.Sc. degree in the same discipline from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, in 2015. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree within the Neuromorphic AI Lab in the Department of Computer Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Nu.AI Lab Alumni

Mosab Alomari

Physical Design Engineer, Marvell Semiconductor

Sumanth Amarchinta

Systems Analyst, Fidelity Investments

Luke Boudreau

M.S. Program in Computer Engineering

David Brenner

Enterprenuer

Matt Catanzaro

Verification Engineer, Synaptics

Daniel Terrance Stephen Charles

M.S. Program in Computer Engineering

Vinay Chinta

Design Engineer, AMD

Daniel Christiani

Web Applicatiion Developer, AllenCom

Katherine Dellaquila

Firmware Engineer, HP

Levs Dolgovs

System Engineer, Amazon Lab126

Colin Donahue

Software Engineer, Microsoft

John Frye

Validation Engineer, Ball Airspace

Dillon Graham

Engineer at Sandia National Labs

Dan Grau

Validation Engineer, Intel

Amanda Hartung

Software Engineer, Leap Orbit

Kevin Hicks

Software Engineer, Maxwell Systems

Sheenam Jayaswal

Graphics RTL Engineer, Apple

Hrishikesh Kanitkar

Design Engineer, Intel

Srikanth Katrue

Systems Analyst

Ganesh Khedkar

ASIC Design Engineer, Qualcomm

Brody Kutt

B.S./M.S. Dual Degree Program in Computational Mathematics and Computer Science

James Manazaganian

Senior Software Engineer at Carbon Black, Inc

Cory Merkel

Ph.D. Program in Microsystems Engineering

Michael Michael

Verification Engineer, Intel

Sundararaman Mohanram

Performance Engineer, LSI Logic

Sharan Mora

Software Engineer

Nakul Nagpal

Lecturer, Nagpur University

Anvesh Polepalli

Firmware Engineer at Samsung

Sadhvi Praveen

Engineer, Mentor Graphics

Swathika Ramakrishnan

Design Automation Engineer, Intel

Abhishek Ramesh

Logic Design Engineer, Intel

Qutaiba Saleh

Pursuing Ph.D.

Nicholas Sereni

Digital Design Engineer, Sony

Mike Soltiz

Firmware Engineer, Synaptics

Lennard Streat

Graphics Hardware Engineer, Intel

Sree Harsha Tavva

SCG Engineer, Micron Technology

James Thesing

Senior Engineer at Carbon Black

Archana Varanasi

Verification Engineer, Analog Devices