Alex James

alex jamesAlex James is a Professor of AI hardware at School of Electronic Systems and Automation, and Dean (Academic) at Digital University Kerala.  He received the Ph.D. degree from the Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. He works in the broad area of brain-inspired systems, memristive systems, intelligent devices, analog circuits and imaging systems. He heads Maker Village that supports over 80+ hardware startups. He is Chief Investigator of the MeitY funded national centres for excellence in Intelligent IoT Sensors, and India Innovation Centre for Graphene, developing new products to the market. Dr. James was the founding chair for IEEE Kerala Section Circuits and Systems Society Chapter. He is a member of IEEE CASS Technical committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems, IEEE CASS Technical committee on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and Memristor Array Computing, IEEE Consumer Technology Society Technical Committee on Quantum in Consumer Technology (QCT) and Technical Committee on Machine learning, Deep learning and AI in CE (MDA). He was an editorial member of Information Fusion, Elsevier, and is an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Neuroscience (Section: Neuromorphic Systems), IEEE ACCESS, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence (2017-18) (Guest associate editor), and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems 1 (2018-present). He was awarded the best Associate editor of IEEE TCAS1 for 2020-21. He is among the Elsevier-Stanford list of top 2% researchers in AI and Electrical engineering. He was awarded the IEEE Kerala Section outstanding researcher for 2022, for research contributions in neuro-memristive systems, product development and startup ecosystem. He was also award the prestigious  Government of Kerala Kairali Research Award for Researchers in 2022.  He has been active in as reviewer and TPC for IEEE ICCE, IEEE ISCAS, IEEE ICECS, IEEE APCASS etc. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Life Member of ACM, Senior Fellow of HEA, Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS), and Fellow of IET (FIET).