Tarek Taha

Tarek Taha 

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


Dr. Tarek Taha is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Dayton. His research interests are in Neuromorphic Computing, Circuits and Sytems Design, AI Algorithms, 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 AI applications, circuit design, system design, and high performance computing.

In AI applications, the lab is examining:

  • Deep learning algorithm and applications (medical imaging, image understanding and enhancement, cyber security).

  • Parallel algorithms for cognitive agents (with AFRL).

  • Spiking neural network algorithms for cognitive agents (with AFRL).

  • Application development for spiking neural processors, such as the Intel Loihi.

In AI hardware the lab is examining:

  • Deep learning hardware design, characterization, and modeling.

  • Memristor devices, circuits, and systems.

  • FPGA acceleration.

  • High performance computing.


  • Best paper award: ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures, 2022

  • Best of track award: IEEE/AIAA 41st Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 2022

  • Best poster award: IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, 2019

  • Sigma Xi, 2018

  • IEEE Dayton Section Dr. Fritz J. Russ Bio-Engineering Award, 2018

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

  • NSA Summer Faculty (Baltimore, MD): 2013, 2016

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

  • AFRL Summer Faculty Fellowship (Rome, NY): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

  • Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence, 2008

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2007

  • Eta Kappa Nu, 1999

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1994

Contact Information

Office: 261E Kettering Labs
Voice: (937) 229-3119
Email: ttaha@ieee.org
Address: 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-0232