IDEAS: The Center for Intelligent, Distributed, Embedded Applications and Systems

Co-designing smart hardware and software that sense, collect, compute, communicate and control the world around us.

What is the IDEAS Center?

The Intelligent, Distributed, Embedded Applications and Systems (IDEAS) Center is a new NSF IUCRC that addresses a broad range of industry-relevant, application-driven projects. Our work involves co-designing smart hardware and software that sense, collect, compute, communicate, and control the world around us while targeting extreme energy efficiencies and high performance.

Industry researchers and executives from various markets join as members to engage research projects with faculty & students from three participating universities: Arizona State University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the University of Southern California.

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What does the IDEAS Center do?

Distributed Intelligent Applications at the Edge

  • Robotics for warehouse manufacturing
  • Industrial and agricultural automation
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Resource management in 5G/6G wireless networks
  • Smart energy grid

Systems

  • Custom hardware accelerators for AI/ML in CMOS+X ASICs
  • FPGA-based computing platforms
  • Compute-In-Memory with Heterogenous Processors & Memory Technologies
  • Heterogeneous Platforms: CPU + GPU + FPGAs

Industry Partners