Dr Chetan Singh Thakur

Adjunct Researcher

Research Program: Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience (BENS)

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


Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur (Senior Member, IEEE) received his PhD in neuromorphic engineering under the supervision of Professor André van Schaik at the MARCS Research Institute (Brain, Behaviour and Development), Western Sydney University in 2016. He then worked briefly as a research fellow for Defence Science and Technology, Australia. He completed his MTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2007. 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 signal processing aspects of the brain and apply those to build novel intelligent systems.

He is the recipient of several awards such as Young Investigator Award from Pratiksha Trust, Early Career Research Award by Science and Engineering Research Board- India, Inspire Faculty Award 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)