About

Bio-sketch

My name is Brian Degnan and I am a postdoctoral researcher at Georgia Tech who specializes in subthreshold circuits. I can speak Japanese, write a business plan and I like to build things. This website was previously published via http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~degs; however, some policy change in ECE makes it so that postdocs are "affiliates" and are no longer entitled to a website. That is why all of my research information is no longer available from Georgia Tech directly.

I am affiliated with the Propagation Group under Prof. Durgin and the Analog Signal Processing group of Prof. Hasler.

I can be contacted via email at: C l i c k

I do not know how long I will be affiliated with Georgia Tech, and my other non-GT sites are:
https://sites.google.com/site/degnan68k/
http://degnan68k.blogspot.com/

Research Inspiration

I am excited by the potential of biology-inspired circuits as it is the epitome of hybrid technology: the merging of human capability with the wisdom of nature. The human race has mastered inorganic technology, and nature has mastered organic technology. No matter how fast the processor, neat the gadget, or awe inspiring the rocket; one cannot compare the greatest achievements of man to the human brain, the dexterity of the fingers or the flight of the bird. I believe that the fusion of biological methods and new technologies will allow circuit designers to harness the wisdom of nature.

Entrepreneurship

I believe in entrepreneurship because I believe in people. In 2009, I tried to get funding for a hearing aid company, Audiallo. I was going to make a mixed-signal hearing aid, which would be superior to what was on the market; however, 2008-2010 was just a terrible time to try to raise money. I led the technical team at the following business plan competitions: