Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur was awarded the DST Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship for the year 2023-24.
Pratik Kumar from the NeuRonICS Lab was awarded Runner-Up in the Student Research Forum contest at the VLSID’23 Conference (36th International Conference on VLSI Design & 22nd International Conference on Embedded Systems ).
Pratik Kumar from the NeuRonICs Lab was selected as Young Scientist India for the inter-governmental 2nd SCO-YSC (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation – Young Scientist Conclave)’23.
Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur was invited to talk at IIT Dhanbad’s High-End Workshop on Nanomaterial-Based Devices for Future VLSI Applications held on 16th – 22nd December 2022.
Dr. Niranjan Raj, a Post Doctoral researcher at the NeuRonICS Lab, has been awarded the prestigious SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur was invited to talk at the innovation festival – Western Digital APAC Innovation Bazaar, 2022 on Neuromorphic computing. Three bazaars were hosted for 2 days, simultaneously in India, Malaysia & China offices, with 200+ shortlisted poster presentations and product demonstrations.
Pratik Kumar from the NeuRonICs Lab is the National Winner and Global Finalist at the Falling Wall Lab India | IITH Hyderabad Event. He has been invited to present his pitch in the Berlin Science Summit on Nov 7th, 2022.
Presentation Title: Breaking the Wall of Analog AI Accelerator Technology
Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur has been invited to give a talk at the first tinyML Neuromorphic Engineering Forum on 27th September 2022. During this event, key experts from academia and industry will introduce the main trends in neuromorphic hardware, algorithms, sensors, systems, and applications.
Dr. Daniel has led JK Nanosolutions (JKN Nanosolutions Pvt Ltd) to be selected as one of the winning startups at National Level with a grant support of 20 Lakhs from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt of India to implement a pilot scale plant at Panaji, Goa.
Pratik Kumar from NeuRonICS lab has been awarded the best presentation award at IBM Day held on 22nd September 2022 at IISc.
Poster title: “Analog AI Accelerator and System On Chip For Edge Computing”
A two day hands-on Neuromorphic tinyML workshop was conducted on June 10th and 11th 2022, hosted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) jointly with the Washington University in St. Louis.
Workshop details: Click here
The following talks were held during the workshop:
1. Prof. Barani Raman: Olfactory Pattern Recognition in a Tiny Insect Brain
2. Prof. Shantanu Chakrabartty: Neuromorphic tinyML design using
Sparsity and Energy Balance Principles
3. Prof. Arun SP: How does the brain crack CAPTCHAs?
4. Prof. Chetan Singh Thakur: Neuromorphic tinyML Systems for Energy-Efficient Edge Devices
Supported by: SPARC DST IISc WashU
Ankita Nandi and Banhimitra Kundu, Ph.D. students from NeuRonICS Lab, have been awarded the prestigious PMRF scholarship.
NeuRonICS lab has been featured in Kernel Magazine
Dr. Pallab Kumar Nath has been awarded the prestigious Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Senior Research Associateship (Scientists’ Pool Scheme) in Engineering Sciences.
Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur gave a tutorial at the 5th International Conference on Emerging Electronics. Topic: Neuromorphic Computing
The collaboration between the NeuRonICS lab and the AIM lab resulted into the MoU between the two universities IISc and Washington university, St. Louis.
NeuRonICS Lab has been awarded SRC grant for the project:
NeuRonICS lab has been awarded the Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences (STARS) grant from MHRD, Gov of India to build the
“Handheld electronic tool for impedance-sensing detection of mercury in water using aptamer templated metal nanoparticles”
Dr.Chetan Singh Thakur gave the Keynote talk at SVNIT Surat during ET2ECN2020 Feb 7-8.
Topic : Emerging Technology Trends in Electronics, Communication & Networking.
Dr.Chetan Singh Thakur gave the Keynote talk at Samsung Semiconductor Institute of Research (SSIR) TechCon conference on Nov 5.
Topic: Innovative Image Sensors and Low Power Neuromorphic Architectures for Edge Computing.
EMEA (http://www.odaa.iisc.ac.in/?page_id=2094) is a Student Research Workshop on “Brain-Inspired Computing & Technologies” organized by the Broadcom Foundation. This workshop is aimed at providing graduate students an exciting opportunity to explore research collaborations in brain-machine interfaces, and brain-inspired technologies and computing. This team worked on “Tactile-Vision Sensory Substitution for blind people with Neuromorphic camera” – Proposed a non-invasive technique for circumventing the loss of one sense by feeding its information through another channel. This could be leveraged to develop a fast tactile-vision vest to allow those with severe vision loss to perceive the world through small vibrations on their wrist. It consists of a neuromorphic camera as a sensor, an action recognition system as a coupling system, and a tactile stimulator.
The 3rd Edition of Broadcom foundation sponsored EMEA workshop was held at Delhi from 13th – 18th October 2019.
Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur gave an invited talk about “Neuromorphic Computing” at the Workshop.
Participants from Neuronics Lab got exposure in pitching a startup idea based on Brain Inspired Computing in front of Broadcom Foundation VP and President and other international university faculties.
Lakshmi from Neuronics Lab was part of the winning team at the workshop for the best startup idea pitch.
List of Participants from Neuronics Lab: Pratik Kumar, Abhishek Nair, Lakshmi A. and Kundan Kumar as mentor.
Hackware is a innovation challenge organized by Schneider Electric India. Shilpa Sangappa, Hemanth Sabella, Abhishek Moitra and Vignesh Ramanathan from Neuronics Lab emerged winners for the challenge. Out of 300 applications all over India, 23 teams got into the grand finale. This team worked on “Power optimization techniques” – Built a non-invasive, low-cost device to capture aggregated apparent power on which machine learning models are used to classify and segregate individual appliances working in the environment.
Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur has given a talk on “Neuromorphic Sensors for Robotic Perceptions” at Center for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR), DRDO on 31st July, 2019.
Invited talk at Microsoft by Dr.Chetan Singh Thakur on topic “Low Power Neuromorphic Systems for Edge Computing”
Invited talk at Sony Inc. at Machine Learning Conference – Convergence 2019 on topic “Low Power Neuromorphic Systems for Edge Computing”
Invited tutorial talk at ICEE conference 2018 by Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur on the topic “Neuromorphic Computing from Sensor to Systems ”
NeuRonICS lab awarded the SPARC proposal in collaboration with Prof Shantanu Chakraborty and Prof Raman Baranidharan from Washington University of St Louis
“Sensing-to-learn and Learning-to-sense: Exploiting Neuromorphic symbiosis of sensing, computing, memory and adaptation for designing the next-generation machine learning systems”
Kundan Kumar and Saurabh Gupta selected to “the 3rd RIKEN R-CCS HPC Youth Workshop” on Feb 15-17 (in 18-19 the 1st R-CCS International Symposium) in KOBE, JAPAN.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for expanding their ongoing partnership to support cutting-edge research in the area of neuromorphic engineering. This alliance will enable collaborative research and exchange of students between the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) at WSU and the Brain, Computation and Data Science (BCD) Group at IISc.
NeuRonICS lab has been recently funded by the Department of Science and Technology for the development of Neuromorphic Processor under the program Impacting Research Innovation and Technology-2 (IMPRINT-2)
Invitation for application for Pratiksha Postdoctoral Fellowship at IISc, Bangalore.
For more details click here
Wipro has awarded funds to NeuRonICS Lab for two research projects:
- Fast Activity Recognition
- Multi-Sensory Fusion in the area of Autonomous Vehicle
Kundan Kumar, PhD student from Neuronics Lab has been selected to represent IISc at the EMEA Student Research Workshop for Brain Inspired Computing & Technologies to be held in Imperial College London.
Date of Workshop: 6-10 October 2018.
More Details of the workshop can be found here.
Invited talk at IEEE International Symposium on Devices, Circuits and Systems by Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur on “Neuromorphic Computing” http://isdcs.iiests.ac.in/keynotes-invited-talk/
Invited talk at GHCI Conference by Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur on “Neuromorphic Engineering: The quest for brain-like computing”. https://ghcischedule.anitab.org/blog/speaker/chetan-singh-thakur/
Date: January 8 – 13, 2018
Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Click on the link for programme details and registration: http://events.csa.iisc.ac.in/bcl2018/
Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur has been awarded the “Qualcomm Funding 2017” for his proposed research in the field of compressive sensing imaging.