Director: Amit Ranjan Trivedi
Amit completed his undergraduate and a graduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur in 2008. Amit was awarded an academic excellence award from the institute for his standing in the top 5% of his peers. Following this, he was a research staff member at IBM Semiconductor Research and Development Center, where he was involved in compact modeling and characterization of advanced nanometer node transistors/processes. Since, Fall 2010, Amit pursued Ph.D. at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). His research was in low power energy-efficient neuromorphic computing with emerging technologies, and particularly, with Tunneling field-effect-transistors. Amit was a research intern at IBM T J Watson research center in the summer of 2012, and Intel’s Circuit research lab in the summer of 2014. Amit joined UIC as a tenured track assistant professor in October 2015. Amit was awarded the IEEE Electron Device Society fellowship in 2014, where he was one of the three recipients worldwide, and only one in the Americas. Amit was also awarded Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. thesis award at Georgia Tech. At UIC, Amit has been awarded the College of Engineering Seed Funding award and Phase-I Chancellor’s Proof-of-Concept award. In 2021, Amit has also been awarded the NSF CAREER award for his project on Robust and Ultra-low-power Spatial Intelligence.