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Bio-Implantable Computing Platforms

In this project, we are involved in a large multi-disciplinary research team whose goal is to design brain-implantable computing elements that can be used for disease diagnosis and treatment as well as human augmentation. The main challenge is to create computational elements that are extremely low volume and low power, yet still capable of significant computational density. We are exploring a number of implementation techniques including 3D chip stacking, computational sloppiness, and trans-threshold circuits. We are collaborating with a number of faculty at CMU and also neurosurgeons at the University of Pittsburgh.