Chris H. Kim

Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Quantum-inspired computers for solving computationally intractable problems

Section A, Location 14

Chris Kim’s research interests lie at the intersection of emerging semiconductor devices, energy-efficient integrated circuits, and novel computing architectures. His group has been working closely with the microelectronics industry to develop core circuit technologies for enhancing the performance, energy-efficiency, security, and longevity of future electronic systems. Recently, he is investigating a new quantum-inspired computing paradigm where the natural relaxation process of physically coupled oscillators is harnessed to solve complex problems such as traveling salesman.