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Center Overview

The Center for Alternative Sustainable and Intelligent Computing (ASIC) focuses on designing alternative computing platforms for cognitive applications that perform inefficiently on conventional von Neumann architectures. ASIC is motivated by the recent rapid developments in technology related to cognitive applications, and aims to enable high performance and energy-efficient machine intelligence through novel hardware circuits, architecture design, and optimized computation models.


  • Duke University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Syracuse University
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Center Personnel

Qinru Qiu


Yiran Chen


Yiyu Shi


Research Focus

Defense technology research includes:

  • Aerospace.
  • Anomaly detection.
  • Autonomous systems.
  • Surveillance.
  • Unmanned vehicles.