NeuRonICS at ISCAS’24

The NeuRonICS Lab led by Chetan Singh Thakur from IISc Bangalore showcased impressive projects at  ISCAS2024, emphasizing expertise in  neuromorphic computing and intelligent hardware systems:
🔹 Processing-in-Interconnect (Pi²) Inspired by Dendritic Computation – Presented by Madhuvanthi Srivatsav R at the PhD forum.
🔹 A Stride Towards Low Power Scalable Analog Computing – Presented by Ankita Nandi at the PhD Forum.
🔹 Real-time Audio and Visual Inference on the RAMAN tinyML Accelerator – Live demonstration by Adithya Krishna.
🔹 tinyRadar: LSTM-based Real-time Multi-target Human Activity Recognition for Edge Computing – Regular paper authored by Satyapreet Singh, Shreyansh Anand, Adithya MD, Dasari Sai Nikitha, and Chetan Singh Thakur, presented by Satyapreet at the conference.

Ankita Nandi, from the NeuRonICS lab, was awarded the Best Student Research Forum (SRF) award at IEEE EDTM 2024

VLSID’24: PhD Forum Award

Madhuvanthi Srivatsav R, from the NeuRonICS lab was awarded the PhD Forum Award for her poster presentation on the project “Processing in interconnect (pi^2) inspired by dendritic computation” at the VLSID’24 conference.

VLSID’24: IC Chip Design Contest Award

Project: “ARYABHAT” (Analog Reconfigurable technologY and Bias-scalable Hardware for AI Tasks) by Chetan Singh Thakur, Shantanu Chakrabartty, Pratik Kumar, Ankita Nandi (Presenter), Ayan Saha, and Kurupati Sai Pruthvi Teja.



The team from the NeuRonICS Lab working on the RAMAN Project was awarded the Runner-Up award for showcasing the demo titled ‘TinyML Acoustic Classification using RAMAN Accelerator and Neuromorphic Cochlea’ as a part of the design contest organized during the IEEE APCCAS Conference 2023. The team was represented by Shankaranarayanan at the conference.

VLSID’23 Conference

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 ).

Young Scientist India

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.

Invited talk at IIT Dhanbad

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.

Invited talk at the Western Digital APAC Innovation Bazaar

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.



National Winner at the Falling Wall Lab India | IITH Event

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

Talk at the tinyML Neuromorphic Engineering Forum

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.

National Level Startup Grant

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.

IISC-IBM best research presentation Award 2022

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”

Best Research Presentation Award at EECS 2022

Pratik Kumar from NeuRonICS lab has been awarded the best presentation award at EECS 2022 held at IISc on April 08-09.
Poster title: “µW Analog Machine Learning Processor for Edge Computing”

Neuromorphic tinyML workshop hosted jointly by IISc and the Washington University in St. Louis.

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

Keynote speaker at SVNIT Surat

Dr.Chetan Singh Thakur gave the Keynote talk at SVNIT Surat during ET2ECN2020  Feb 7-8.

Topic : Emerging Technology Trends in Electronics, Communication & Networking.


Keynote talk at SSIR TechCon Conference

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.

Lakshmi Annamalai: Best startup idea pitch at EMEA workshop, Delhi

EMEA ( 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.


Invited talk by Dr.Chetan and NeuRonICS lab participation at EMEA workshop.

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.

Folks from Neuronics Lab win Hackware innovation challenge organized by Schneider India

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.

Hackware_ Final Pitch


Invited talk at CAIR, DRDO

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 BCL 2019 held at IISc

Invited talk by Dr.Chetan Singh Thakur at BCL 2019 workshop held at IISc from June 24 to June 29.
Topic : Low Power Neuromorphic Systems for Edge Computing

NeuRonICS lab awarded the SPARC proposal in collaboration with Prof Shantanu Chakraborty and Prof Raman Baranidharan from Washington University of St Louis

NeuRonICS lab awarded the SPARC proposal in collaboration with Prof Shantanu Chakrabartty 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”

IISc, Bangalore and WSU, Australia sign MoU to promote neuromorphic engineering

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.

Kundan Kumar to represent IISc at EMEA workshop

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.

NeuroCom 2018 Workshop


Date: June 11 – 15, 2018

Venue: Room No 305, DESE, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Click on the link for programme details : NeuroCom 2018


Early Career Research Award from SERB

Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur has won the prestigious “Early Career Research Award” from Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India for developing Neuromorphic processor.

Invited talk at ISDCS Conference

Invited talk at IEEE International Symposium on Devices, Circuits and Systems by Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur on “Neuromorphic Computing”

Invited talk at GHCI Conference

Invited talk at GHCI Conference by Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur on “Neuromorphic Engineering: The quest for brain-like computing”.

Qualcomm Funding Award

Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur has been awarded the “Qualcomm Funding 2017” for his proposed research in the field of compressive sensing imaging.