Advisory Board

Professor Jianhua (Joshua) Yang

Jianhua (Joshua) Yang, Ph.D. is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Joshua focuses on Nanoelectronics and Nanoionics for computing and energy applications. His current research thrusts are unconventional computing technologies:

  1. High performance Non-volatile random access memories;
  2. Analog computing using resistance analog switches;
  3. Neuromorphic / Synaptic computing using memristive devices.
He has authored and coauthored over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and holds 75 granted and over 70 pending US patents. He is on the Editorial Board of Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing. He recently created nanodevices that emulate human biological synapses.
His papers include Memristive devices for computing, Memristors with diffusive dynamics as synaptic emulators for neuromorphic computing, Memristive switching mechanism for metal/oxide/metal nano-devices, The mechanism of electroforming of metal oxide memristive switches, Dot-Product Engine for Neuromorphic Computing: Programming 1T1M Crossbar to Accelerate Vector-Matrix Multiplication, Trilayer Tunnel Selectors for Memristor Memory Cells, High switching endurance in TaOx memristive devices, and RENO: a high-efficient reconfigurable neuromorphic computing accelerator design.
Joshua earned his B.S. in Materials Processing Engineering at Southeast University in 1997, his M.S. in Materials Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007.
Read his Google Scholar profile and his LinkedIn profile.