Graduate student Haik Manukian awarded (SMART) scholarship from the Department of Defense

Graduate student Haik Manukian awarded (SMART) scholarship from the Department of Defense Graduate student Haik Manukian has been awarded a Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship from the Department of Defense to complete his PhD studies at UCSD. The SMART Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These students will be gainfully employed upon degree completion. More information can be found at https://smart.asee.org/ .

Haik's research focuses on investigating a new computing paradigm, called memcomputing. It employs memory to both process and store information on the same physical location, like our brain, and it solves complex problems more efficiently than current computers. Haik is interested in understanding the physical basis for the power of this paradigm and in developing applications for this technology.