Tarek Taha

Tarek Taha 

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Dayton
Email: ttaha@ieee.org
Phone: 937-229-3119


Dr. Tarek Taha is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Dayton. His research interests are in Neuromorphic Computing and High Performance Computing. He received his BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996, 1998, and 2002 respectively. He also received a BA from DePauw University in 1996.

Dr. Taha is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award. He has spent several summers working at the NSA in Baltimore, MD and the Air Force Research Labs in Dayton, OH and in Rome, NY.

Research Summary

At the University of Dayton, Dr. Taha leads the Parallel Cognitive Systems Laboratory. The lab is specialized in biologically inspired computing systems (neuromorphic computing), high performance parallel computing, and the interface between these two areas. There is a strong emphasis to apply the research to autonomous systems.

In neuromorphic computing, the lab is examining all aspects of designing these systems including:

  • Memristor based mixed signal circuits for learning in neural networks

  • Multicore neuromorphic computing architectures (both digital and mixed signal)

  • The application of these architectures

  • Fabrication and modeling of memristor devices

  • New algorithms for deep learning

In high performance parallel computing, the lab is examining:

  • Map applications and algorithms to parallel computing architectures

  • FPGA implementation of algorithm

  • The use of neuromophic computing in high performance systems

  • Develop high performance parallel algorithms for cognitive agents


  • Best paper award: IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (2013)

  • AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (2012, 2013-declined)

  • Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence (2008)

  • NSF CAREER Award (2007)

  • Eta Kappa Nu (1999)

  • Phi Beta Kappa (1994)

Contact Information

Office: 241B Kettering Labs
Voice: (937) 229-3119
FAX: (937) 229-4529
Email: ttaha@ieee.org
Address: 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-0232