Fall 2020 OOLE International Member Sessions (Extended Edition)

October 28, 2020

Session on October 28 at 20:00-21:00 (EDT)
= October 28 at 17:00-18:00 (PDT)
= October 29 at 9:00-10:00 (KST/JST)
= October 29 at 8:00-9:00 (SST)
= October 29 at 5:30-6:30 (IST)

Deblina Sarkar, PhD
Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AT&T Career Development Chair Professor at MIT Media Arts and Sciences
Founder and Director of Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek Research Lab.

Abstract: While the computing demands of Information Technology are ever increasing, the capabilities of electronics have hit fundamental walls due to energy and dimensional unscalability. In this talk, I will demonstrate the quantum mechanical transistor, that I developed [Nature 2015], which beats the fundamental energy limitations. This device is the world's thinnest channel (6 atoms thick) sub-thermal tunnel-transistor. Thus, it has the potential to allow dimensional scalability to beyond Silicon scaling era and thereby to address the long-standing issue of simultaneous dimensional and power scalability.

Going beyond electronic computation, I will discuss about the biological computer: the brain, which can be thought of as an ultimate example of low power computational system. I will introduce the technology [Soc. Neuroscience 2019], which reveals for the first time, a nanoscale trans-synaptic architecture in brain and the way mother nature has engineered biomolecular organization in the brain to optimize its computing efficiency.

I will conclude by discussing how extremely powerful technologies can be built by fusing diverse fields such as minimally invasive technologies for tumor monitoring, brain stimulation, large scale neuronal recording  with single cell precision and bioelectronic devices that can be implanted without surgery.


Please go to the main OOLE site (https://www.oole.media.mit.edu/registration) to register for the session!

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