Alex James

Role: Department Chair Email: ;

Research Specialities:  I am a scientist working on various aspects of circuits and systems for deep neuromorphic networks, image processing, and pattern recognition.

Current Roles: Head of Department - Electrical Engineering (2017-), Director of Bioinspired Microelectronics Systems Lab  (2015-), Chair of the faculty senate (2016-17); Nazarbayev University [2013- present].

Education: Ph.D.  [2 years] (on hardware face recognition) from Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University; Masters [2 years] (on current mirrors) and Bachelors (honors) [4 years] (on fuzzy logic) with the highest distinction (summa cum laude)  in Electronics Engineering

IEEE/IET: Founding chair IEEE Kazakhstan subsection (2017-), IEEE  Kerala CASS Chapter Founding Chair (2015-2016), Execom Member Kerala Section (2015-2016), Exec. Member of IET Vision and Imaging Network (2015-2017).

Publications: 80+ papers on mixed-signal circuits, algorithms, and systems for intelligent pattern recognition systems especially with memristive devices and circuits.

Editorial/Review services: Reviewer for 20+ international prestigious journals and conferences such as IEEE ISCAS, IEEE ICECS, TCAS, TVLSI, TCAD, TCyb, TEC, TIP, etc. Editorial member of Information Fusion, Elsevier (Citescore:4.82, SNIP:3.537, citescoreRank:4/139); is currently an Associate Editor of Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS), Springer (Citescore:4.49, SNIP:3.976, citescoreRank:9/200), and Associate Editor of IEEE Access, (2017-) (Impact (2015)- Citescore:4.32, SNIP:3.601, citescoreRank:5/262); Lead guest editor - IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, IET Cyber-Physical Systems. His recent participation in technical committee/reviewer for conferences supported by IEEE/IET include ISCAS2017, MWSCAS 2017, PrimeAsia 2017, ICECS 2016, ICDP 2016, VISIGRAPP 2016, WICT 2016, ISDA 2016, HIS'16, NaBIC 2016 , BICA 2016, ICACCI 2016, SET-CAS 2016, CCIOT 2016, ARONCAS 2016, APCAE 2016, IEAC 2016, ISTA’16, ISI'16 etc. His research is focused on brain-inspired circuits and systems. He is an IEEE Senior Member.

Keywords: Threshold Logic - Memristors, VLSI, Algorithms, On-chip signal processing; Brain inspired computing - devices, algorithms, architecture; Pattern recognition - Deep learning, Face and Speech recognition

Recent Publications:

[Journal] A. P. James, I. Fedorova, T. Ibrayev and D. Kudithipudi, "HTM Spatial Pooler With Memristor Crossbar Circuits for Sparse Biometric Recognition," in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 640-651, June 2017. doi: 10.1109/TBCAS.2016.2641983 -- IF: 2.937

[Journal] A. K. Maan, D. A. Jayadevi and A. P. James, "A Survey of Memristive Threshold Logic Circuits," in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 1734-1746, Aug. 2017. doi: 10.1109/TNNLS.2016.2547842 -- IF: 6.108[Download - open access]

[Journal] Daniyar Bakir, Alex Pappachen James, Amin Zollanvari, An Efficient Method to Estimate the Optimum Regularization Parameter in RLDA Classifier, Bioinformatics, 2016, IF: 7.307 [Download]

[Journal] M. Milacic, A.P. James, S. Dimitrijev, Recognizing isolated words with minimum distance similarity metric padding,  Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems,vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 2933-2939, 2017

[Conference] O. Krestinskaya, J.J. Mathew, A.P. James, Unified Model for Contrast Enhancement and Denoising, IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), July 3-5, 2017, Bochum, Germany.

[Conference] Y. Akhmetov, J. Mathew, A. P. James, Variable Pixel G-Neighbor Filters, 2017 IEEE Int'l Symposium on Circuits & System(IEEE ISCAS 2017), Baltimore, MD, USA from May 28-31, 2017

[Conferencel] Timur Ibrayev, Alex Pappachen James, Cory Merkel, Dhireesha Kudithipudi, A Design of HTM Spatial Pooler for Face Recognition Using Memristor-CMOS Hybrid Circuits, 2016 IEEE Int'l Symposium on Circuits & Systems (IEEE ISCAS 2016), Canada, May 22-26, 2016 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Nazarbayev University