Christof Teuscher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
At age 10, Teuscher had one of his first major experiences with electricity when he tried to measure how much current comes out of a power outlet with an ampere meter. The experiment did not go well and resulted in an all-day power outage of his parent’s house and a melted ampere meter. This experiment marked the beginning of an all but conventional career path to where he is today: a die-hard scientist and newly appointed assistant professor in the Maseeh College’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
After technical high school and becoming an electronics engineer, Teuscher attend the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne where he earned a M.Sc. (2000) and a Ph.D. (2004). During his education he received multiple honors and prestigious awards, such as the Cor Baayen award, which recognizes the most promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics in Europe. He later moved to San Diego, CA, where he and his wife became postdoctoral scholars at University of California - San Diego. After two years in California, Teuscher headed to Santa Fe, NM to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, first as a distinguished Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow and later a Technical Staff Member.
Since Teuscher’s master’s thesis, his research has consistently focused on the most fascinating, risky, and adventurous part of computer engineering and computer science: future and emerging computing machines and paradigms. The goal is to design, invent, create, and investigate the machines for the next 5-20 years, to push fundamental and technical limits, realize visions, and to make the unimaginable happen. Have you ever wondered what 10 billion bio-engineered bacteria could do for you? How you could harness the complexity of massive self-assembled random nanowire networks? How you would program a 10,000 core chip? How you would solve a large-scale problem reliably and efficiently with unreliable bio-molecules or molecular transistors?
Nowadays, the most promising areas for further progress in computer architecture and computer science are the nano, bio, and neurosciences. At the Maseeh College, Teuscher will, as passionately as always, pursue his highly interdisciplinary research interests and establish a leading research team and lab in future and emerging computing machines and paradigms.
Teuscher has also published multiple books and over 90 scientific publications. For more information about his research and his lab, please visit http://www.teuscher.ch/christof and http://teuscher-lab.com/ext/. Teuscher is looking to hire the best and brightest graduate and undergraduate students. For openings, please visit