Bioengineering

Kwabena Boahen, PhD

Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Email: boahen@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 724-5633
Lab Website: http://www.stanford.edu/group/brainsinsilicon/
Kwabena Boahen
Honors & Awards
Office of Naval Research, Young Investigator Program (ONR YIP), 2002-Present
National Science Foundation, Faculty Early Career Program (NSF CAREER), 2001-Present
Packard Foundation, Fellowships in Science and Engineering, 1999-2004
NIH Director's Pioneer Award, 2006

Education
Ph.D., Computation & Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, 1997
MSE, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1989
BSE, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1989

Research Interests
Boahen's research interests include mixed-mode multichip VLSI models of biological sensory and perceptual systems, their epigenetic development, and asynchronous digital communication for reconfigurable connectivity.

 Representative Publications

J H Wittig Jr. and K Boahen, "Silicon Neurons that Phase-Lock, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 2006.
K M Hynna and K Boahen, "Neuronal Ion-Channel Dynamics in Silicon", IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 2006.
B Wen and K Boahen, "A 360-Channel Speech Preprocessor that Emulates the Cochlear Amplifier", IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, February 2006.
J V Arthur and K Boahen, "Learning in Silicon: Timing is Everything", Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 17, B Sholkopf and Y Weiss Eds., MIT Press, 2006.
K Boahen, "Neuromorphic Microchips", Scientific American, vol 292, no 5, pp 56-63, May 2005.
T Y W Choi, P Merolla, J Arthur, K Boahen and B E Shi, "Neuromorphic Implementation of Orientation Hypercolumns", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I. vol 52, no 6, pp 1049-1060, June 2005.
K A Zaghloul, K Boahen and J B Demb, "Contrast Adaptation in Subthreshold and Spike Responses of Mammalian Y-Type Retinal Ganglion Cells", Journal of Neuroscience, vol 25, no 4, pp 860-868, January 2005.
P Merolla and K Boahen, "A Recurrent Model of Orientation Maps with Simple and Complex Cells", Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 16, S Thrun, L Saul, and B Sholkopf Eds., MIT Press, pp 995-1002, 2004.
K Boahen, "A Burst-Mode Word-Serial Address-Event Link", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol 51, no 7, pp 1269-1300, July 2004.
K A Zaghloul and K Boahen, "Optic Nerve Signals in a Neuromorphic Chip", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol 51 no 4, pp 657-675, April 2004.
B Taba and K Boahen, "Topographic Map Formation by Silicon Growth Cones", Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 15, S Becker, S Thrun, and K Obermayer, Eds, MIT Press, pp. 1163-1170, 2003.
K A Boahen, "Point-to-Point Connectivity Between Neuromorphic Chips using Address-Events", IEEE Transactions on Circuits & Systems II, vol 47 no 5, pp 416-434, May 2000.

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