Professor Hu discusses in-memory computing and applications at NDnano network meeting

NDnano kicked off Fall 2022 with its first networking lunch meeting of the semester on September 15. X. Sharon Hu, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering with a concurrent appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering, was the invited speaker. Professor Hu’s presentation was titled “In-Memory Computing: from Devices to Applications — A Cross-Layer Perspective.” This was a very timely topic with the recent passage of the CHIPS and Science Act.

Professor Hu provided an overview of in-memory computing, examples from her group’s research, and applications. She gave insight into future development and applications of the technology. In-memory computing can potentially offer higher performance speed and lower energy usage by operating in-situ on the data stored in memory instead of transferring them to the central processing unit for processing. Professor Hu is open to discussing collaborations, either from the device or application sides. The presentation closed with questions and discussion among Dr. Hu and the attendees. 

The meeting closed with NDnano Director Alan Seabaugh discussing recent developments in semiconductors and microelectronics. This included passage of the CHIPS and Science Act over the summer and the recent announcement of a Midwest regional network of universities and colleges focused on semiconductors, in which Notre Dame is participating. In addition, NDnano is organizing information on faculty interested in potential future semiconductor and microelectronics research opportunities.