Research

 

My research focuses on developing and designing neuromorphic software and models that continuously adapt to dynamic, uncertain environments by taking an interdisciplinary approach that combines innovations in neural models, neuromorphic computing architectures, and robotics.

The ultimate goal of this work is to produce agents that autonomously adapt to perform useful tasks.  Such agents will be able to be applied in products that solve key societal problems including intelligent healthcare diagnostic tools and autonomous navigation systems that can be used to explore hostile environments including disaster areas, and war zones.

Over the past several years, I have advanced this goal by founding and directing the Boston University Neuromorphics Lab. Thanks to a network of partners in various academic institutions and industry, the lab has made significant strides forward in solving key problems in these three areas. We have realized

(1) integrative brain systems that implement a variety of adaptive brain areas at scale,

(2) leveraging advances in new, low-power hardware to

(3) embed these models in virtual and robotic agents that perform intelligent behaviors.

Our work has been highlighted in several IEEE feature articles and in the two major Boston University Research Magazines, the Boston University Research Magazine and the Boston University Arts&Sciences Magazine.

I am also the co-director of the CELEST Catalyst working on bringing industrial needs in and innovative technologies out of CELEST in order to create a more synergistic environment between academia and industry.

       

Collaborators

I am the leader of the Neuromorphics Lab, a highly collaborative lab with connections across both academia and industry.