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Drs. Tarek El-Ghazawi and Volker Sorger have received a 3-year $675K award from the Airforce Office of Scientific Research

The new project is titled RANC: A Residue Arithmetic Nanophotonic Computer. The goal of the project is to develop an integrated photonics computing system (from device to architecture) based on the residue number system (RNS) to achieve orders of magnitude improvements in computational speed per watt, over the current state-of-the-art, while again computing at the speed of the light.

Drs. Sorger and El-Ghazawi awarded a $3M grant from ONR

The project entitled 'Photonic Convolutional Processor for Network Edge Computing' develops an accelerator for feature extraction known as convolutional neural network.

Dr. Sorger wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Dr. Volker Sorger was named recently as a winner of this very prestigious award bestowed on scientists and engineers by the US government.

Drs. El-Ghazawi and Sorger receive patent for reconfigurable optical computer

Their invention introduces a new class of reconfigurable computing devices that are capable of computing out of first principles by solving partial differential equations that are used for most simulations in science and engineering.

The Washington Post quoted Dr. Tarek El-Ghazawi

Dr. Tarek El-Ghazawi was quoted in the June 21 article “Supercomputing is latest front in U.S.-China high-tech battle."

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