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Mark D. Stiles

Mark Stiles is a Project Leader and NIST Fellow in the Alternative Computing Group. He received a M.S./B.S. in Physics from Yale University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Cornell University. Following postdoctoral research at AT&T Bell Laboratories, he joined the research staff at NIST. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University. Mark's research at NIST has focused on the development of theoretical methods for predicting the properties of magnetic nanostructures. He has over 110 publications and is a frequent invited speaker at international meetings. He has helped organize numerous conferences and has served the American Physical Society as the Chair of the Topical Group on Magnetism and on its Executive Committees as well as that of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics. He has also served Physical Review Letters as a Divisional Associate Editor and is currently on the Editorial Board of Physical Review Applied. Mark is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and has been awarded the Silver Medal from the Department of Commerce. He currently leads multiple projects investigating the fundamental physics of nanostructures.

Selected Publications


Temporal pattern recognition with delayed feedback spin-torque nano-oscillators

Mathieu Riou, Jacob Torrejon, B. Garitaine, Flavio Abreu Araujo, Paolo Bortolotti, Vincent Cros, Sumito Tsunegi, K. Yakushiji, Akio Fukushima, Hitoshi Kubota, Shinji Yuasa, Damien Querlioz, Mark D. Stiles, Julie Grollier
The recent demonstration of neuromorphic computing with spin-torque nano-oscillators has opened a path to energy efficient data processing. The success of this

Streaming Batch Eigenupdates for Hardware Neural Networks

Brian D. Hoskins, Matthew W. Daniels, Siyuan Huang, Advait Madhavan, Gina C. Adam, Nikolai B. Zhitenev, Jabez J. McClelland, Mark D. Stiles
Neuromorphic networks based on nanodevices, such as metal oxide memristors, phase change memories, and flash memory cells, have generated considerable interest

Intrinsic spin currents in ferromagnets

Vivek P. Amin, Junwen Li, Mark D. Stiles, Paul M. Haney
First principles calculations show that electric fields applied to ferromagnets generate spin currents flowing perpendicularly to the electric field. Reduced

A Truth-Matrix View into Unary Computing

Advait Madhavan, Georgios Tzimpragos, Mark D. Stiles, Timothy Sherwood
Our community has been exploring Time-of-arrival based codes as a candidate for very low energy information processing. A ``space-time'' algebra has been
Created October 9, 2019