Advances in Ferroelectric devices for supporting Data-Intensive Applications

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community



Vijaykrishnan Narayanan
Chair Professor, Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University


"Advances in Ferroelectric devices for supporting data-intensive applications"


Ferroelectric-based devices and circuits are emerg ing as a key solution for supporting the storage and computing needs of data-abundant applications. Co-design across the stack from materials to architectures will be vital to addressing cross cutting challenges posed by the enormity of data that needs to be processed. This talk will highlight opportunities and challenges for ferroelectric electronics. Examples of such co-designed systems include using ferroelectric devices for machine learn ing, processing-in-memory fabrics, as Ising machines for solving computationally hard problems such as graph matching, and reconfigurable fabrics to enable hardware obfuscation. With discovery of ferroelectric properties in a new class of materials that can be potentially deposited at low temperatures and higher polarization, there is also significant progress towards design of true three dimensional ferroelectric platforms.

About Speaker

Vijaykrishnan Narayanan is the Associate Dean for Innovation in Engineering and A. Robert Noll Chair Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Vijay received his Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from University of Madras, India in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of South Florida, USA, in 1998. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, IEEE and ACM. He served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE TCAD and ACM Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems. He currently serves as Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Micro.