Prof. John Paul Strachan

Director of Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI-14) Neuromorphic Compute Nodes,
Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University

John Paul Strachan is Director of the Peter Grünberg Institute on Neuromorphic Compute Nodes (PGI-14) at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Professor at RWTH Aachen. Previously he led the Emerging Accelerators team as a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, HPE. His institute develops novel types of hardware accelerators using emerging device technologies, with activities across circuits, architectures, materials, device physics, benchmarking and building prototype systems. Applications span machine learning, network security, and optimization. John Paul has degrees in physics and electrical engineering from MIT and a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University. He has over 50 patents and has authored or co-authored over 90 peer-reviewed papers. He has previously worked on nanomagnetic devices for memory for which he was awarded the Falicov Award from the American Vacuum Society, and has developed sensing systems for precision agriculture in a company which he co-founded. He serves in professional societies including IEEE IEDM ExComm, the Nanotechnology Council ExComm, editorial board member for Chip, technical committee member for IEEE EDS Neuromorphic Computing, AICAS, ICRC, and IRPS.