ICCD 2022 - Abhishek Bhattacharjee

ICCD 2022

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission
June 4, 2022, 11:59 AOE
June 18, 2022, 11:59 AOE

Paper Submission
June 11, 2022, 11:59 AOE
June 18, 2022, 11:59 AOE

August 21, 2022

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The 40th IEEE International Conference on Computer Design 

October 23 - 26, 2022


Abhishek Bhattacharjee

Associate Professor, Yale University

Title: Computer Systems for Direct Communication with the Brain


Since the design of the first brain-computer interface over fifty years ago, advances in the sensor technologies needed to read and electrically stimulate biological neurons have ushered a generation of devices used to treat neurological conditions from epilepsy and Parkinson's disease to controlling assistive devices to enabling fundamental discovery of the brain's operation. Delivering on the promise of brain-computer interfaces now requires the design of ultra-low power and flexible processing fabrics that support high-bandwidth interactions with the brain. In this talk, we discuss the challenges, opportunities, and potential design paths in realizing these processing fabrics, through the lens of computer architecture and systems design. In studying these questions, we offer lessons on the design of low-power systems with many tightly integrated accelerators and their efficient management.


Abhishek Bhattacharjee is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Yale University. His research interests are in computer architecture and systems design, for both classical computers as well as those for and inspired by the brain sciences. Abhishek's work on address translation has influenced the design of AMD's Zen chips and the Linux kernel. More recently, his group has been architecting and taping out chips for implantable brain computer interfaces -- the subject of his talk.