Researcher Profile

Catherine Schuman


Catherine (Katie) Schuman is a Liane Russell Early Career Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee in 2015, where she completed her dissertation on the use of evolutionary algorithms to train spiking neural networks for neuromorphic systems. She is continuing her study of models and algorithms for neuromorphic computing as part of her fellowship at ORNL. Katie has a joint faculty appointment with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, where she, along with four other professors at UT, leads a neuromorphic research team made up of more than twenty faculty members, graduate student researchers, and undergraduate student researchers. Katie has over 30 publications as well as four patents in the field of neuromorphic computing. Katie has spoken on neuromorphic computing at over 25 conferences and workshops. 

A full list of publications can be seen [HERE].


University of Tennessee
Computer Science
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
University of Tennessee
Computer Science and Mathematics
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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