Hello! I'm Ava, a Ph.D candidate at U.C. Berkeley studying physical electronic devices under Professor Sayeef Salahuddin in the Laboratory for Emerging and Exploratory Devices. My current research interests include nonvolatile ferroelectric CMOS-compatible memories, and in particular, their architectural potential for realizing brain-inspired computing paradigms and energy-efficient hardware for deep learning. I am broadly interested in novel electronic devices that leverage unique materials and physics of operation.
Previously, I received a B.S in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a minor in Computer Science from Cornell University in May of 2016. As an undergraduate, I worked with Professor Huili (Grace) Xing, Professor Vivek Subramanian, and Professor Alyosha Molnar.
My Ph.D research is supported by the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (2018 - present) and the Lam Research Graduate Fellowship (2017 - 2018).