September 30, 2020
MTL Seminar Series

Building hybrid analog-digital hardware accelerators for machine learning and AI applications

John Paul Strachan, Hewlett Packard Labs, HPE
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John Paul Strachan leads the Emerging Accelerators team and is a Master Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs in Palo Alto, CA. His team explores novel types of hardware accelerators using emerging device technologies, with expertise spanning materials, device physics, circuits, architectures, benchmarking and building prototype systems. Their interests span applications in machine learning, network security, and optimization. John Paul has degrees in physics and electrical engineering from MIT and a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University. He has over 50 patents, has authored or co-authored over 85 peer-reviewed papers, and been the PI in many USG research grants. He has previously worked on nanomagnetic devices for memory for which he was awarded the Falicov Award from the American Vacuum Society, and has developed sensing systems for precision agriculture in a company which he co-founded. He serves in professional societies including IEEE IEDM ExComm, the Nanotechnology Council ExComm, and past program chair and steering member of the International Conference on Rebooting Computing.