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William Borders (Fed)

NRC Postdoctoral Fellow

William Borders is an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Alternative Computing Group in the Nanoscale Device Characterization Division of the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML). He received a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electronic engineering from Tohoku University in Japan. For his doctoral research, he studied stochastic magnetic tunnel junctions and their use as a key component in probabilistic computing-based applications. His current work focuses on demonstrating intermediate scale neural network hardware implementing novel devices for next-gen AI applications.

Selected Publications

  • Sigmoidal curves of stochastic magnetic tunnel junctions with perpendicular easy axis, Kobayashi, K., Borders, W. A., Kanai, S., Hayakawa, K., Ohno, H., and Fukami, S., Applied Physics Letters 119, 132406 (2021).
  • Integer factorization using stochastic magnetic tunnel junctions, Borders, W. A., Pervaiz, A. Z, Fukami, S., Camsari, K. Y., Ohno, H., and Datta, S., Nature 573, 390-393 (2019).
  • Analogue spin-orbit torque device for artificial-neural-network-based associative memory operation, Borders, W. A., Akima, H., Fukami, S., Moriya, S., Kurihara, S., Horio, Y., Sato, S., and Ohno, H., Applied Physics Express 10, 013007 (2017
Created June 25, 2021, Updated December 9, 2022