Our Team

Assistant Professor - ramtin@cse.sc.edu

Dr. Ramtin Zand is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Carolina (UofSC), and the director of Intelligent Circuits, Architectures, and Systems (iCAS) Lab. He received his M.Sc. degree in Digital Electronics from Sharif University of Technology in Artificial Creature LAB (ACL) under the supervision of Prof. Saeed Bagheri. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, FL in 2019, where he worked in the Computer Architecture Lab (CAL) under the supervision of Prof. Ronald F. DeMara. He has authored or co-authored 35+ conference proceedings papers and journal articles, as well as a book chapter, and received research recognitions from ACM/IEEE including the best paper recognition at ACM GLSVLSI, and Featured Paper in IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing.

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student - messa@email.sc.edu

Mohammed received his BSc degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Al-Azhar University, Egypt, in 2017. After graduation, Mohammed joined the Nanoelectronics Integrated Systems Center (NISC), Egypt, as a research assistant, where he worked on Emerging Memory technologies and Memristors based Architectures. In 2019, Mohammed joined the Mixed-Signal Integrated Systems Lab, South Korea, and he worked on AI Hardware Accelerators. Currently, he is a research assistant at iCAS and a Ph.D. student at the UofSC, USA. His current research areas include Neuromorphic Computing, In-Memory Computing, Emerging Memory Technologies, and intelligent systems.

Ph.D. Student - ma77@email.sc.edu

Md Hasibul Amin is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at the University of South Carolina. He received his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2019. His research interests include Hardware Accelerator Design for Machine Learning and Neuromorphic Computing. He is currently working on In-Memory Analog Computing in the ICAS Lab.

Ph.D. Student - psc@email.sc.edu

Peyton Chandarana received his B.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA in 2019. Prior to joining the iCAS Lab in the spring of 2021, he worked on building an Amazon Alexa skill for healthcare applications as well as aiding in researching proteins similar to COVID-19. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of South Carolina. His current interests include Neuromorphic Computing, Biologically Inspired Computing, and Bioinformatics. His research consists of Neuromorphic Computing topics in the iCAS Lab.

Ph.D. Student - mohammm@email.sc.edu

MohammadReza Mohammadi received his B.Sc degree in computer engineering (hardware) from Mazandaran University of Science and Technology in 2016. He pursued his master's Also in Computer engineering (Computer Architecture) at the University of Tehran. During his master's, he worked on digital design for Machine Learning algorithms. He graduated from the University of Tehran in 2019. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at the University of South Carolina. His research in the iCAS lab includes Neuromorphic computing, Digital design for Machine Learning algorithms, In-Memory Processing, and bio-inspired computing.

Masters Students

JOSEPH LINDSAY

Master's Student - jpl2@email.sc.edu

Joseph received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, the USA in 2020. He is currently pursuing his M.Sc degree in Computer Science at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA. His current research interests include quantum computing, machine learning, physics, neuromorphic and beyond-CMOS computing, and more.

PRAFUL CHUNCHU

Master's Student - pchunchu@email.sc.edu

Praful Chunchu is currently a senior pursuing a degree in computer engineering from USC, Columbia, SC, USA. He is enrolled in the accelerated master's program at the University of South Carolina. He is the recipient of the Magellan Scholar Award, Marva Smalls Scholarship, as well as Deans and President’s list. His research interests include Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics. He is currently researching on Neuromorphic Computing with Spiking Neural Networks.

BRENDAN REIDY

Master's Student - bcreidy@email.sc.edu

Brendan Reidy is currently pursuing his accelerated master's degree in computer science at the University of South Carolina. His current research interests include deep learning, hardware accelerator design for machine learning applications, and parallel computing.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

BLAKE SEEKINGS

Undergraduate Research Assistant

seekingj@email.sc.edu

Blake Seekings is a junior pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of South Carolina. He is a recipient of the McNAIR Junior Fellows scholarship and the Magellan Scholar Award is currently researching neuromorphic computing with spiking neural networks. He works as a Supplemental Instructor in the Student Success Center (SSC) for CSCE 145, 146, and 240 and as a TA for Dr. Shepherd.  In his free time, he serves as Vice-President of both the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Gamecock Math Club. His research interests include Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

Sara Hendrix

Undergraduate Research Assistant

seh18@email.sc.edu

Sara Hendrix is currently a freshman Carolina Scholar at the University of South Carolina Honors College pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer science. Her research interests include artificial intelligence as well as machine and deep learning. She is currently researching topics in neuromorphic computing with spiking neural networks.

Former Team Members

WILL DUGGAN

Fall 2020 - Spring 2022

Undergraduate Research Assistant - dwduggan@email.sc.edu