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Updated MATLAB Random Boolean Network Toolbox

Andrew Boysen at UPENN is maintaining a more recent and updated branch of our “legacy” MATLAB RBN toolbox. His code is available on GitHub:


Computational capacity and energy consumption of complex resistive switch networks

Check out our latest paper on the “Computational capacity and energy consumption of complex resistive switch networks.” Open access URL:

The results are relevant for the design and fabrication of novel computing architectures that harness random assemblies of emerging nanodevices.


Jeff presents at 17th Annual SRC TECHCON conference

Three PSU students joined the nation’s top semiconductor scholars and industry leaders to share their research at the Semiconductor Research Corporation’s (SRC) 17th annual TECHCON conference. The conference, held Sept. 20-22 in Austin, Texas, showcased the forefront of semiconductor research and recognized professional and university participants for their contributions to the industry.

tlab student Jeff Udall  was among the 250 undergraduate and graduate students invited from top-flight universities across the country to present their research at the conference. The students from SRC’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities program provides hands-on research and mentorship to attract students to semiconductor industry careers. Their attendance was made possible through the support of Intel Foundation, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, STARnet and SRC Education Alliance.

The papers selected for presentation at TECHCON represent a summary of the best research in SRC’s portfolio across all of the organization’s research programs. To be invited, students submitted an abstract of a research project for review by an SRC-coordinated committee, which selected projects based on rigorous and competitive criteria.

TECHCON brings university students from a variety of science and engineering majors together with scholars and leaders from the semiconductor industry to explore cutting-edge silicon-based research and network with other students and professionals. Altogether, more than 455 attendees participated in the 2015 conference.



New braille, new teaching methods

Project UEB PREP is featured in the Portland State Magazine. UEB PREP is a tlab collaboration with Holly Lawson and Sam Sennott from the PSU Graduate School of Education.


Undergrad research opportunities

Interested to do paid research as an undergraduate? Interested to have a unique experience on your resume? MCECS has a great Undergraduate Research and Mentoring Program (URMP) through which you can get involved in many projects in our lab. Take a look at some sample projects.

The application deadline for the next round is Oct 11, 2015. Please contact me if you are interested.


ECE and MCECS awards

Proud to report that tlab members Jens and Walt received the following awards at the ECE Annual Dinner:

  • Jens won the ECE Outstanding PhD student award.
  • Walt won the ECE Outstanding Master’s student award.
  • Walt is also the recipient of the 2015/2016 Maseeh Fellowship.