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Mastering the Biological and Engineering Worlds – MIT ILP
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Analog Computation in Living Cells: Cells as living calculators
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Glucose Fuel Cell for Implantable Brain-Machine Interfaces receives wide media attention
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Prosthetics of the Future_ Driven by Thoughts, Powered by Bodily Fluids – IEEE Spectrum
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MIT Develops a Fuel Cell Implant That Runs on Sugar, Turns Carbs Into Electricity – PCWorld
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Sugar fuel cell can lead to self-powered brain implants – The Times of India
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Professor Sarpeshkar releases new book entitled Ultra Low Power Bioelectronics
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Transistors Mimick Cells
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Sarpeshkar Group’s Glucose-Powered Bioelectronics Featured in the News
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Computation: digital today, analog tomorrow?
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Cell-inspired or Cytomorphic Electronics
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Sarpeshkar selected to attend NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering
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WIRED cites group’s pioneering low-power brain-machine interface work
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New Radio Chip Mimics Human Ear
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ACBS Student Makes News
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Biologically inspired silicon vocal tract
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Imperial-College Interview with Professor Sarpeshkar
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EE Times reports on ACBS
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ACBS Student Awarded HST Forum Prize
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Professor Sarpeshkar awarded tenure (MIT Tech Talk Oct. 25, 2006)
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MIT debuts ‘bionic ear processor’ for hearing impaired (EE Times February 8, 2005)
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Analog Over Digital? For a Better Ear Implant, Yes
NY Times article featuring the ALVSI groups research surrounding the cochlear implant. 5/29/2003
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Inspired Electronics: an inteview with Rahul Sarpeshkar. RLE at MIT, 2002 December, Issue 1
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Professor Rahul Sarpeshkar named recipient of the 2001 David and Lucille Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering
Professor Rahul Sarpeshkar of the Research Laboratory of Electronics has been named a recipient of the prestigious David and Lucille Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering.  This fellowship program is supported by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.  Fellowships are awarded to encourage the nation’s most promising new university professors early in their careers to pursue their science and engineering research with few funding restrictions and limited paperwork requirements.  Professor Sarpeshkar is one of only 24 winners of this fellowship this year nationwide.
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Nature Article (Cover): Digital selection and analogue amplification coexist in a cortex-inspired silicon circuit
Nature 405, 947 – 951 (2000) ©Macmillan Publishers Ltd. — June 22, 2000
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Professor Sarpeshkar wins ONR Young Investigator Award
Professor Rahul Sarpeshkar of the Research Laboratory of Electronics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been named a recipient of the prestigious Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award.  The objectives of the ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) are to attract to naval research outstanding new faculty members at institutions of higher education, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.  Professor Sarpeshkar is one of only 26 winners of this career development award this year nationwide.
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IEEE Spectrum: Innovations article: “Silicon IC models brain activity.” *Link provided by IEEE.

IEEE Spectrum, September 2000. ©Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Our lab makes the cover of NATURE!

“MIT and Bell Labs researchers create electronic circuit that mimics the brain’s circuitry” (MIT News Release, 6/21/2001)

“Digital selection and analogue amplification coexist in a cortex-inspired silicon circuit” (Nature, 6/22/2001)

“Building a Smarter Circuit” (Wired Magazine, 6/22/2001)

“Silicon Circuit Mimics the Human Brain” (from the Associated Press, 6/22/2001)

“An Electronic Circuit That Draws Its Inspiration From Life” (from the New York Times, 6/29/2000)