UMD Invention of the Year Nominees Push Limits in Cybersecurity, Health, Quantum Computing, and More

The University of Maryland honored exceptional inventions that have the potential to influence science, society, and the free market. Nine Invention of the Year award nominees have been named across three categories: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Information Sciences. The nominees were selected from all inventions disclosed by UMD researchers in 2018.

One of the nominees in the Physical Sciences category was "Reservoir Computing on an Integrated Circuit Chip." The invention team included:

  • Daniel Lathrop, Professor, Department of Physics, Department of Geology, Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) and Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST)

  • Itamar Shani, Research Scientist, IREAP

  • Alessandro Restelli, Research Scientist, Department of Physics and JQI

  • Anthony Mautino, Faculty Specialist, IREAP

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