The Neuromorphic Computing Lab at The Pennsylvania State University is located in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The group is directed by Prof. Abhronil Sengupta. The lab is also affiliated with the Materials Research Institute (MRI) at Penn State.
The mission of the lab is aptly described by the US Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing:
“Create a new type of computer that can proactively interpret and learn from data, solve unfamiliar problems using what it has learned, and operate with the energy efficiency of the human brain”
We believe achieving machine intelligence with brain-scale efficiency will be enabled by an end-to-end research effort ranging from sensory processing to neuromimetic hardware and associated learning methodologies. To that end, we are driven by a highly inter-disciplinary perspective across the computing stack that combines knowledge from devices and circuits to machine learning and computational neuroscience. The lab acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation, Intel Neuromorphic Research Community and Penn State Materials Research Institute.