Focus Areas

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.

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.

Leads :

Prof. Paul McIntyre
Prof. Krishna Saraswat

List of Associated Faculty

Bio Interfaces

Creating novel biomaterials, systems, and data analytics for diagnosis and therapy, blending medicine and engineering in new ways.

Lead :

Prof. Shan Wang
Prof. Sindy Tang

List of Associated Faculty

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.

Leads :

Prof. Chris Ré
Prof. Subhasish Mitra

List of Associated Faculty

Design Productivity

Improving how engineers and industry manage increasingly complex systems while shortening innovation cycles.

Leads :

Prof. Mark Horowitz
Prof. Boris Murmann

List of Associated Faculty

Energy/Power
Management Systems

Engineering highly efficient systems that require less energy, and implementing new systems, like smart grids, to transform energy markets.

Lead :

Prof. Juan Rivas-Davila

List of Associated Faculty

Heterogeneous Integration

Integrating new materials and devices for 2D and 3D nanosystems and flexible electronics.

Leads :

Prof. Eric Pop

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The Internet of Everything (IoE)

Integrating all the many devices in our lives into coherent, manageable and secure networks that improve our lives.

Leads :

Prof. Amin Arbabian
Prof. Thomas Lee

List of Associated Faculty

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.

Lead :

Prof. Jelena Vuckovic

List of Associated Faculty