Artificial Intelligence Hardware

John Oakley, Program Manager

Creating new highly-efficient AI platforms to enable neuro-inspired, cognitive and learning abilities which will be required to address the vast range of future data types and workloads as intelligence is enabled from edge devices to the cloud.


This research program highlights the importance of hardware in pushing the frontiers of artificial intelligence across a broad spectrum of applications from the edge to the cloud. The program has roots in two previous efforts: System Level Design (SLD) and Efficiency and Performance for Connectivity Constrained Computing (EP3C).

Research Focus

The AI Hardware research program is comprised of five major categories:

• Architectures for Power Efficient AI Acceleration

• Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation/Emulation of AI Hardware for Early System Exploration

• HW/SW Co-design of AI Compute Systems

• Fairness, Robustness, Privacy, and Explainability of Models and Algorithms for AI Hardware

• Interplay of AI and System Architecture/Microarchitecture Design

In each category, there may be research covering large systems to small (datacenter and the edge/end node) as well as a broad range of applications, including high-performance processors for data centers, automotive, industrial, mobile computing and communication, and healthcare.

AIHW Metrics

  1. Current

    37 Research Tasks
    28 Universities
    75 Students
    42 Faculty Researchers
    133 Liaison Personnel
  2. This Year

    14 Task Starts
    233 Research Publications
    9 Patent Applications
  3. Last Year

    22 Task Starts
    206 Research Publications
  4. Since Inception

    51 Research Tasks
    35 Universities
    131 Students
    58 Faculty Researchers
    163 Liaison Personnel
    578 Research Publications
    9 Patent Applications
Updated: 8-Dec-2021, 12:05 a.m. ET

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