Brain-inspired integrated circuits lab: First Cadence certified lab in Central Asia
Brain-inspired integrated circuits lab is now certified by Cadence Design Systems, the leading IC design company, and Nazarbayev University becomes the first university in central Asia to join the Cadence ® Academic Network. The laboratory is led by Prof Alex James, and his team works on a range of problems in the emerging areas of hardware artificial intelligence chips including memristors, in-memory computing, analog neuromorphic computing, and electronics for deep learning. The lab members, Prof Grant Ellis, and Prof Vipin Kizheppatt, and Ms. Olga Krestinskaya (Ph.D. student) from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department are the first team members to complete the certifications for trainers. The lab has several ongoing collaborations with industry and academic institutions worldwide, where students get opportunities to continue their career. In the upcoming year, the lab will be offering short-term workshops for industry and students in Kazakhstan, and Europe, in the area of emerging analog/mixed-signal electronics.