"Resistive Memory Crossbar: Challenges and Opportunities"

Mohammed Zidan, PhD candidate, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

November 14th (Friday), 1:00pm
Harold Frank Hall, Room 4164 (ECE Conference Room)
NOTE: Time changed to 1:00pm

Resistive memory devices are very promising candidates to replace the current storage technologies, due to their very high density, fast access time, and retainability. In addition, it finds applications in neural networks, programmable analog circuits, and oscillators. While the memristive phenomenon has been observed for quite some time, recent fabrication advances make it very appealing for such applications. However, there are numerous challenges that need to be addressed before memristor devices could genuinely replace the current technologies, which will be highlighted in this talk. In addition, new circuits and systems will be discussed that are capable of circumventing such challenges facing the memristive systems.

About Mohammed Zidan:

Mohammed Zidan is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in the Electrical Engineering Program, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. He received his MSc degree (ranked first) in electronics and communications engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, in 2010, and the B.Sc. degree (ranked first) in electronics and communications engineering from the Institute of Aviation Engineering and Technology (IAET), Egypt, in 2006. Before joining KAUST, he worked as a Teaching Assistant at the German University in Cairo, Egypt and the IAET. His research interests are memristor, memory, chaotic systems, and computer arithmetic. He is currently serving as a member of the working groups formulating the future IEEE Standards P1788 and P1680.4. Mohammed has 22 publications and 3 pending patents, which are cited more than 200 times. He received the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, which is offered annually to two PhD students worldwide.

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