Dr. Dan Hammerstrom




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Portland State University

Dr. Dan Hammerstrom

Dan Hammerstrom was a Program Manager at DARPA in MTO from 2012 to 2016. He is now a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at Portland State University.


From 1977 to 1980, Dr. Hammerstrom was an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Cornell University. In 1980 he joined Intel in Oregon, where he was involved in computer architecture and VLSI design. He founded Adaptive Solutions, Inc., in 1988, which specialized in high performance silicon technology (the CNAPS chip set) for image processing, neural network emulation, and pattern recognition. In 1998 he joined the Oregon Graduate Institute, and moved to Portland State in 2005 where, until 2012, he was Associate Dean in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.


Dr. Hammerstrom is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He has been a Visiting Scientist at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden and the NASA Ames Research Center. He has been an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks. He has authored 80 papers and 9 book chapters and has 7 patents. He currently has a joint faculty appointment with Halmstad University, Halmstad Sweden. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1977.