January 20, 2016

SUNY Poly researchers gets $1.2 million to make chips that mimic brain

By: Larry Rulison

Source: Times Union

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Air Force Research Lab aids professor in work using memristors

A SUNY Polytechnic Institute professor has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Air Force Research Lab to create a new generation of computer chips that would mimic the human brain.

The new microprocessors would use technology called memristors that scientists have been working on for decades. Memristors could one day replace traditional transistors in today's computer chips and act together more like the brain's network of neurons and synapses than transistors.

The grant was awarded to Nathaniel Cady, an associate professor of nanobioscience at SUNY Poly, and it is part of a larger, $2.4 million research project that Cady is conducting with researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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