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Professor of Bioengineering & Electrical Engineering
Dr. 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. Dr. Boahen is using silicon integrated circuits to understand the way neurons compute, linking the seemingly disparate fields of electronics and computer science with neurobiology and medicine. His numerous contributions to the field of neuromorphic engineering include a silicon retina that could be used to give the blind sight and a silicon chip that emulates the way the juvenile brain wires itself up.