Dr Chetan Singh Thakur


Adjunct Researcher

Research Centre: International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems(opens in a new window)


Dr Chetan Singh Thakur joined the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, as an Assistant Professor in 2017. He received his PhD in neuromorphic engineering under the supervision of Professor André van Schaik at the MARCS Research Institute, Western Sydney University in 2016. Dr. Thakur worked as a research fellow at the Johns Hopkins University with Professor Ralph Etienne-Cummings and Prof Ernst Niebur for a year before joining IISc as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Thakur has extensive industrial experience. He worked for 6 years with Texas Instruments Singapore as a senior Integrated Circuit Design Engineer, designing IPs for mobile processors. He has been trained by world leaders in the field of neuromorphic engineering, and his research expertise lies in neuromorphic computing, mixed-signal VLSI systems, computational neuroscience, probabilistic signal processing, and machine learning. His research interest is to understand the computing principles of the brain and apply those to build novel intelligent VLSI systems.

He is the recipient of several awards:

  • Young Investigator Award from Pratiksha Trust
  • Early Career Research Award by Science and Engineering Research Board - India
  • Inspire Faculty Award for brain-inspired computing by Department of Science and Technology - India

Research Interests

  • Neuromorphic VLSI Systems;
  • Neuromorphic Sensors and their Applications;
  • Machine Learning for Edge Computing;
  • Computational Neuroscience

Home University / Employer

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) - Bangalore, India


For a full listing of my publications, please see my publications page.(opens in a new window)