SystemX’s Focus Areas are large but focused technology challenges being adressed by teams of Stanford faculty and Ph.D. students in close cooperation with experts from the supporting member companies. Focus Areas are expected to have a 3-5 year lifespan, at which time they will be renewed, revised, or retired.
For a list of current Focus Area projects, check out the agenda from the 2022 Fall Conference. Login is required to view slides, poster pdfs, and recordings.
Current SystemX Focus Areas are:
Advanced Materials Enabling Novel Devices (AMEND)
Driving beyond conventional CMOS, creating emerging nanophotonic, power and high frequency devices, and synthetic materials and ceramics.
Prof. Paul McIntyre
Prof. Krishna Saraswat
Creating novel biomaterials, systems, and data analytics for diagnosis and therapy, blending medicine and engineering in new ways.
Computation for Data Analytics
Exploring architectural and technology approaches for today, for tomorrow and for the day after in this era of Big Data and machine learning.
Improving how engineers and industry manage increasingly complex systems while shortening innovation cycles.
Engineering highly efficient systems that require less energy, and implementing new systems, like smart grids, to transform energy markets.
Prof. Juan Rivas-Davila
Prof. Debbie Senesky
Integrating new materials and devices for 2D and 3D nanosystems and flexible electronics.
The Internet of Everything (IoE)
Integrating all the many devices in our lives into coherent, manageable and secure networks that improve our lives.
Prof. Amin Arbabian
Prof. Thomas Lee
Photonic and Quantum Technologies
Developing the processes and hardware needed to use photonics and quantum mechanics to enable the next big leap in information technology.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Developing AI-enabled robots and autonomous systems that safely interact with humans.
Prof. Grace Gao
Prof. Monroe Kennedy