The RLE Analog Circuits and Biological Systems group focuses on creating (1) novel molecular and cellular circuits for systems and synthetic biology; (2) implantable medical devices such as cochlear implants and brain-machine interfaces; (3) ultra-energy-efficient and ultra-low-power systems; and, (4) biological and bio-inspired supercomputers. The common theme in all of our their work is analog circuit design. The group’s interdisciplinary research analyzes, designs, instruments and repairs biological systems through engineering . It also creates novel engineering architectures through inspiration from biology. Thus, it is based on a two-way flow between biology and engineering as revealed on the group’s website.
The group is led by Professor Rahul Sarpeshkar