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MIND Laboratory

Welcome to the MIND Laboratory!

 

The MIND laboratory is a multidisciplinary research laboratory exploring a wide range of research thrusts in the areas of Nanoelectronic devices, hardware security, computing, memory, and Neuromorphic devices. We have access to a wide variety of device testing equipment and simulation tools. Our director Dr. Rashmi Jha is a proven researcher with a number of patents and publictions.

We also have full access to the Ohio Center for Microfluidic Innovation ( OCMI) and ERC Clean Room facility at UC.

Research Areas:

Emerging Logic and Memory Devices beyond CMOS:

Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) devices serve as the backbone of all processors and memory technologies. The continued scaling of CMOS devices, well known as Moore’s Law of Scaling, has instigated all major innovations in the areas of computing and data storage in the last few decades. The versatility of CMOS devices have also served as a launch pad for several new technologies ranging from smartphones, notebooks, tablets, and high performance computing, to MEMs technologies, and point of care devices.

Neuromorphic Devices and Computing:

Albert Einstein famously said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”. A biological brain is an excellent computing machine. While today’s digital computers are extremely good at general purpose computing, they fail when it comes to solving a subjective computing problems. For example, a human brain can easily make decisions based on surrounding environmental conditions. A similar decision-making would be a daunting task for digital computers. Additionally, as CMOS devices are approaching their fundamental scaling limits, it becomes important to explore alternative ways of computing that are power efficient and scalable.

Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices Based Hardware Security:

Hardware security is becoming increasingly important with the globalization of chip manufacturing. To address these issues, our research group focuses on understanding the unique properties of emerging nanoelectronic devices and develops security paradigms based on these unique properties. We also investigate the security vulnerabilities in emerging logic and memory devices and routes to mitigate it.

Recent News:

2018:

  • Abhijeet Barua's poster to the UC and P&G Skin Science and Technology Collaborative was accepted (8/18).
  • Undergrad students Cameron Greer and Grant Foreman have concluded their Summer Protege Program with the MIND research group (8/18).
  • Eric Herrmann obtained his Masters in Electrical Engineering (8/18).
  • Andrew Rush has opened up collaboration for the MIND research group with the Ohio State University's ECE Microelectronics Cleanroom (7/18).
  • Tony Bailey's paper to IEEE's Transactions on Electron Devices was published (7/18).
  • Abhijeet Barua attended IEEE's NAECON 2018 Conference in Dayton, OH (7/18).
  • Josh Mayersky's paper for MRS's Spring Meeting was accepted and finally published (7/18).
  • Alex Jones and Josh Mayersky assisted with UC's 2018 Computer Science High School Summer Camp (6/18).
  • Andrew Rush and Tony Bailey attended the 2018 AFRL Summit (6/18).
  • Eric Herrmann's paper for the 2018 GLSVLSI Conference Proceedings was published (5/18).
  • Tom Schultz attended IEEE's HOST Conference in Washington DC (5/18).
  • Josh Mayersky and Sam Wenke both obtained their Masters in Electrical Engineering (4/18).
  • Abhijeet Barua's abstract for a paper submission to IEEE's NAECON 2018 Conference was accepted (4/18).
  • The MIND research group's Accelator Program application was accepted to begin the process of founding a startup company, called MIND Chips, to push the concept of ReRAM devices closer to the commercialization stage (4/18).
  • Josh Mayersky attended MRS's Spring Meeting (4/18).
  • Eric Herrmann's paper in Electron Device Letters was published (1/18).
  • Josh Mayersky's abstract got accepted for poster presentation at Materials Research Society, Spring Meeting at SF (1/18).
  • Abhijeet Barua received a networking award at UC Sensors retreat (1/18).
  • Andrew Rush assisted in organizing the AI/Cybersecurity discussion session with Dr. Rashmi Jha at the UC Sensor Retreat (1/18).