The background of IBM is in the application of novel hardware for neuromorphic computing. Its work on photonic convolutional processing will contribute to WP4 and WP6 on analog optical signal processing. IBM will perform experimental research to investigate scalable convolutional processors and develop integrated optical devices, containing diffractive structures representing the matrix elements. IBM will also lead WP8, in which the established technological solutions will be benchmarked against the state-of-the-art and exploitation & dissemination activities are bundled.

Dr. Bert Jan Offrein has over 25 years of experience in integrated photonics, his expertise in photonic neuromorphic computing hardware places him in an excellent position to lead WP6 and WP8.