Meet MATRIX’s newest faculty member, Dr. Dharanidhar Dang!

He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Texas, San Antonio (UTSA). At UTSA, he directs the LUCENT lab that focuses on designing highly energy-efficient AI accelerators using novel technologies such as silicon photonics and resistive memory. His research interests include AI hardware, silicon photonics, computer architecture, bioinformatics, and AI/ML healthcare. Prior to joining UTSA, Dr. Dang was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at San Diego, working jointly with the Department of CSE and Department of Pediatrics.  He has more than 25 publications in major journals and conferences along with four patents. Dr. Dang is a recipient of the prestigious American Associations of Immunologists (AAI) fellowship (awarded to 10 outstanding PhDs around the world). He has also received Graduate Teaching Fellowship from TAMU (awarded to 20 outstanding PhD candidates in the College of Engineering, TAMU). In addition, Dr. Dang has won several national and international research competitions such as Intel Embedded Challenge 2011, Intel Youth Enterprise 2012, and Schneider Electric Innovation Challenge. His PhD thesis was a finalist at the EDA Outstanding Dissertation Award Forum of ACM/SIGDA DATE 2020. Dr. Dang loves playing cricket, dancing, cooking, traveling, and swimming, doing yoga.

Come meet Dr. Dang this Friday (9/1 @ 11am CST) at San Pedro 1 for his Fall Seminar Series presentation.