Abhronil Sengupta receives Electron Devices Society Early Career Award

November 13, 2023

By Mariah R. Lucas

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Electron Devices Society (EDS) honored Abhronil Sengupta, the Joseph R. and Janice M. Monkowski Career Development Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State, with its Early Career Award

The award, according to the EDS, is intended to promote, recognize and support early career technical development within the society’s field of interest. Sengupta was honored for his contributions to artificial intelligence hardware and neuromorphic computing. 

Sengupta’s Neuromorphic Computing Lab is focused on harnessing the immense processing power of the brain for the development of novel brain-inspired AI algorithms and hardware systems. Specifically, his group has been working on ferromagnetic and ferroelectric devices for neuromorphic computing.

“Abhronil is an emerging leader in his field, and this honor is very well deserved,” said Madhavan Swaminathan, the William E. Leonhard Chair Professor and head of the department of electrical engineering. “His research in energy efficient neuromorphic computing platforms is very forward-looking and could open up avenues for the next generation of brain simulations and mapping.”  

A member of IEEE for nine years, Sengupta serves on the Circuits and Systems Society Technical Committee on Neural Systems and Applications and on the technical program committee of several international IEEE conferences. Beginning in January 2024, Sengupta will serve as associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems. 

He received the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Outstanding Young Author Award in 2019 and the Best Paper Award in 2018 from the IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems. 

Sengupta will receive the award on Dec. 10 at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco.  

Sengupta received a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from Jadavpur University, India, and a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University. He joined Penn State in 2018 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science and, in 2022, received the career development professorship. 


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