Dr. Alex Pappachen James, Senior Member IEEE, Senior Fellow HEA [apj@ieee.org]

Neuromorphic Computing - Circuits and Systems; Pattern recognition and machine learning in hardware

"Be afraid of the evolution of stupidity exhibited by some natural brains; not the intelligent silicon brain"

Call for Papers (New!)

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence

Guest editors: Alex James, Nazarbayev University; Khaled Salama, KAUST; Hai Li, Duke University; Biolek Dalibor, Univerzita Obrany, Brno; Giacomo Indiveri, ETH, Zurich; Leon Chua, University of California, Berkeley

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017 (revised)


IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications

Guest editors: Alex James, Nazarbayev University; Martin Wäny, Austria Microsystems;  Bhaskar Choubey, University of Oxford; Aleksej Makarov, Vlatacom; Sergio A Velastin, University Carlos III Madrid; Claudio Salvadori, New Generation Sensors srl

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2017 (revised)


Surveys and tutorials:

James, Alex Pappachen, and Belur V. Dasarathy. "Medical image fusion: A survey of the state of the art." Information Fusion 19 (2014): 4-19. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1566253513001450

AK.Maan, A.J. Deepthi, A.P. James, A Survey of Memristive Threshold Logic Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2017)   [Download - open access]

Research Specialities:  I am a scientist working on various aspects of circuits and systems for deep neuromorphic networks, image processing, and pattern recognition.

Current Roles: Head of Department - Electrical Engineering (2017-), Director of Bioinspired Microelectronics Systems Lab  (2015-), Chair of the faculty senate (2016-17); Nazarbayev University [2013- present].

Education: Ph.D.  [2 years] (on hardware face recognition) from Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University; Masters [2 years] (on current mirrors) and Bachelors (honors) [4 years] (on fuzzy logic) with the highest distinction (summa cum laude)  in Electronics Engineering

Experiance: Founded two start-up's,  consulting six start-up companies, 12 years in academia, 8 years in industry.

IEEE/IET: Founding chair IEEE Kazakhstan subsection (2017-), IEEE  Kerala CASS Chapter Founding Chair (2015-2016), Execom Member Kerala Section (2015-2016), Exec. Member of IET Vision and Imaging Network (2015-2017).

Publications: 80+ papers on mixed-signal circuits, algorithms, and systems for intelligent pattern recognition systems especially with memristive devices and circuits.

Editorial/Review services: Reviewer for 20+ international prestigious journals and conferences such as IEEE ISCAS, IEEE ICECS, TCAS, TVLSI, TCAD, TCyb, TEC, TIP, etc. Editorial member of Information Fusion, Elsevier (Citescore:4.82, SNIP:3.537, citescoreRank:4/139); is currently an Associate Editor of Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS), Springer (Citescore:4.49, SNIP:3.976, citescoreRank:9/200), and Associate Editor of IEEE Access, (2017-) (Impact (2015)- Citescore:4.32, SNIP:3.601, citescoreRank:5/262). His recent participation in technical committee/reviewer for conferences supported by IEEE/IET include ISCAS2017, MWSCAS 2017, PrimeAsia 2017, ICECS 2016, ICDP 2016, VISIGRAPP 2016, WICT 2016, ISDA 2016, HIS'16, NaBIC 2016 , BICA 2016, ICACCI 2016, SET-CAS 2016, CCIOT 2016, ARONCAS 2016, APCAE 2016, IEAC 2016, ISTA’16, ISI'16 etc. His research is focused on brain-inspired circuits and systems. He is an IEEE Senior Member.

Keywords: Threshold Logic - Memristors, VLSI, Algorithms, On-chip signal processing; Brain inspired computing - devices, algorithms, architecture; Pattern recognition - Deep learning, Face and Speech recognition


Recent works

  1. [Journal] O. Krestinskaya,T. Ibarayev, A.P. James, Hierarchical Temporal Memory Features with Memristor Logic Circuits for Pattern RecognitionIEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (2017) http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8023844/
  2. [Journal] J. J. Mathew,  A. Zollanvari, A. P. James, Edge-Aware Spatial Denoising Filtering Based on a Psychological Model of Stimulus Similarity, IEEE Access, 2017
  3. [Journal] A.P. James, I. Fedorova,T. Ibarayev, D. Kudithipudi, HTM Spatial Pooler Memristor Crossbar Circuits for Sparse Biometric Recognition, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (2017) doi: 10.1109/TBCAS.2016.2641983
  4. [Journal] AK.Maan, A.J. Deepthi, A.P. James, A Survey of Memristive Threshold Logic Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2017)   [Download - open access]
  5. [Journal] M. Milacic, A.P. James, S. Dimitrijev, Recognizing isolated words with minimum distance similarity metric padding,  Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 2933-2939, 2017
  6. [Conference] A. Irmanova, O. Krestinskaya, A.P. James,  Neuromorphic adaptive edge-preserving denoising filter, IEEE International Conference for Rebooting Computing Washington, DC, on November 8-9, 2017
  7. [Conference] O. Krestinskaya, J.J. Mathew, A.P. James, Unified Model for Contrast Enhancement and Denoising, IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), July 3-5, 2017, Bochum, Germany.
  8. [Conference] Y. Akhmetov, J. Mathew, A. P. James, Variable Pixel G-Neighbor Filters, 2017 IEEE Int'l Symposium on Circuits & Systems (IEEE ISCAS 2017), Baltimore, MD, USA from May 28-31, 2017
  9. [Conferencel] Timur Ibrayev, Alex Pappachen James, Cory Merkel, Dhireesha Kudithipudi, A Design of HTM Spatial Pooler for Face Recognition Using Memristor-CMOS Hybrid Circuits, 2016 IEEE Int'l Symposium on Circuits & Systems (IEEE ISCAS 2016), Canada, May 22-26, 2016 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7527475/ 
  10. [Journal] Daniyar Bakir, Alex Pappachen James, Amin Zollanvari, An Efficient Method to Estimate the Optimum Regularization Parameter in RLDA Classifier, Bioinformatics, 2016, IF: 5.766 [Download]
  11. [Conferencel] Akshay Maan, Alex Pappachen James, Voltage Controlled Memristor Threshold Logic Gates2016 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits & Systems (IEEE APCCAS 2016),  Jeju, Korea, October 25-28, 2016 (see preprint 10.6084/m9.figshare.3793083 )
  12. [Conferencel] Askhat Zhanbossinov, Kamilya Smagulova, Alex Pappachen James, CMOS-memristor Dendrite Threshold Circuits, 2016 13th biennial IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits & Systems (IEEE APCCAS 2016),  Jeju, Korea, October 25-28, 2016 (see preprint  https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3793086.v1)
  13. [Patent] Alex Pappachen Jamesкогнитивная сеть для обнаружения и отслеживания объектов, (19) KZ (13) B(11) 031101