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Catherine Schuman

Catherine Schuman

Catherine Schuman

Assistant Professor

Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Contact Information

Catherine Schuman

  • Office Address: 321 Min H. Kao Building
  • Fax: 865-974-5483
  • E-mail: cschuman@utk.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Tennessee, 2015
  • B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Tennessee, 2010

Biography

Catherine Schuman

Catherine (Katie) Schuman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee (UT). She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from UT in 2015, where she completed her dissertation on the use of evolutionary algorithms to train spiking neural networks for neuromorphic systems. Katie previously served as a research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where her research focused on algorithms and applications of neuromorphic systems. Katie co-leads the TENNLab Neuromorphic Computing Research Group at UT. She has over 70 publications as well as seven patents in the field of neuromorphic computing. She received the Department of Energy Early Career Award in 2019. Katie is a senior member of the Association of Computing Machinery and the IEEE.


Research

Catherine Schuman

  • Neuromorphic computing
  • Spiking neural networks
  • Evolutionary and genetic algorithms
  • Co-design of neuromorphic hardware and software
  • Machine learning on high-performance computing