2015 - Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
2007 - BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University
2015-2020 - Postdoctoral Associate, Purdue University
Kerem received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2015, where he continued as a post-doctoral researcher between 2015 and 2020 before joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2020.
His Ph.D. work established a modular approach to connect a growing set of emerging materials and phenomena to circuits and systems, a framework that has also been adopted by others. In his later work, he used this approach to establish the concept of p-bits and p-circuits as a bridge between classical and quantum circuits to design efficient, domain-specific hardware accelerators for the beyond-More era of electronics.
His work has been published in many refereed journals and conferences including Nature, Nature Electronics, Science Advances, and Physical Review X. He has delivered over 50 invited talks at international conferences and workshops, including the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, IEEE Device Research Conference (DRC), Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) Conference, the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) and the International Conference on VLSI Design (VLSID), among others.
He served on the technical program committee for Design, Automation, and Test in Europe Conference (DATE) in 2020, 2021, 2022 and the IEEE Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC) 2020, 2021, and the International Electron Devices Meeting in 2022 and in 2023.
He is a founding member of the Technical Committee on Quantum, Neuromorphic, and Unconventional Computing within the IEEE Nanotechnology Council where he leads the unconventional computing section. He has received the IEEE Magnetics Society Early Career Award, a Bell Labs Prize, the ONR Young Investigator Award, and the NSF CAREER award for his work on probabilistic computing. He is a senior member of the IEEE.