Strukov selected for the Google award for his research in systems (hardware and software)
Professor Strukov received the award for his proposal “Fast and Energy Efficient Deep Learning Hardware Based on Floating Gate Memories.” His research focuses on the application of nonvolatile memories in neurocomputing. His group’s research is highly interdisciplinary in nature, spanning across material science, physics, electrical engineering and computer science, and involves both theoretical and experimental work.
The Google Faculty Research Awards program recognizes world-class, permanent faculty pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest. The program provides unrestricted gifts to supports research at institutions around the world. The award is highly competitive – only 15% of applicants receive funding – and each proposal goes through a rigorous Google-wide review process.
Strukov is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He received his M.S. in applied physics and mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1999 and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stony Brook University in New York in 2006. Prior to joining UCSB he worked as a postdoctoral associate at Hewlett Packard Laboratories from 2007 to 2009.