Recent News

[10/15/2020] Ecenur Selected for Rising Stars in EECS 2020

[09/20/2020] TECHCON 2020 Presentations and Awards

[08/02/2020] IWLS2020 Keynote and Contest Winner

[07/17/2020] Two Papers Accepted to ICCAD 2020

[07/09/2020] Facebook Research Award for Graph Learning

[07/08/2020] MatRaptor accepted to MICRO 2020

[01/15/2020] Farewell Nitish!

[12/19/2019] Two papers accepted to ICLR 2020 from our group.

[12/13/2019] Prof. Zhang gave invited talks at the TVM conference and NeurIPS'19.

[11/19/2019] Prof. Zhang received the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Research Projects

Algorithm-Hardware Co-Design for Machine Learning Acceleration

Our group is investigating various accelerator architectures for compute-intensive machine learning applications, where we employ an algorithm-hardware co-design approach to achieving both high performance and low energy.

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Multi-Paradigm Programming for Heterogeneous Platforms

we are developing HeteroCL, a highly productive multi-paradigm programming infrastructure that explicitly embraces heterogeneity to integrate a variety of programming models into a single, unified programming interface.

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High-Level Synthesis of Fast and Secure Accelerators

We are developing a new generation of HLS techniques that feature scalable cross-layer synthesis and exact optimization, complexity-effective dynamic scheduling, trace-based analysis, and information flow enforcement to enable a greatly simplified hardware design experience, while achieving a high performance ...

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Learning-Assisted IC Design Closure

We believe there is a great potential for employing ML across different stages of the design automation stack to expedite design closure by (1) minimizing human supervision in the overall design tuning process and (2) significantly reducing the time required to obtain accurate QoR estimation for a given design point ...

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Prof. Zhiru Zhang

Principle Investigator

Graduate and PostDoc Researchers

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Yuan Zhou

MS/PhD, started F'15

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Ecenur Ustun

MS/PhD, started F'16

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Yi-Hsiang (Sean) Lai

MS/PhD, started F'16

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Hanchen Jin

MS/PhD, started S'18

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Yuwei Hu

MS/PhD, started S'18

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Chenhui Deng

MS/PhD, started F'18

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Shaojie Xiang

MS/PhD, started F'18

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Yichi Zhang

MS/PhD, started F'18

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Jordan Dotzel

MS/PhD, started F'19

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Jie Liu

MS/PhD, started F'19

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Nikita Lazarev

MS/PhD, started F'19, co-advised with Prof. Christina Delimitrou

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Debjit Pal

PostDoc, started F'19

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Zhongyuan Zhao

PostDoc, started S'20

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Yixiao Du

MS, started F'20

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Zichao Yue

MS, started F'20

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Niansong Zhang

MS, started SP'21

Undergraduate and MEng Students

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Jinny Gui

Undergrad, started SU'18

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Ajay Gupta

Undergrad, started SU'18

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Xinyi Yang

Undergrad, started SP'19

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Xu Ouyang

MEng, started SU'20

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Xiuyu Li

Undergrad, started SU'20

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Yuxiang Long

MEng, started SU'20

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Dingyi Dai

Undergrad, started SU'20

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Alga Peng

Undergrad, started SU'20

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Xiangyi Zhao

Undergrad, started SU'20

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Hongzheng Chen

Intern from Sun Yat-sen University, started SU'20

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Dani Song

Undergrad, started SU'20

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Benjamin Xing

Undergrad, started F'20

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Emmi Wyttenbach

Undergrad, started FA'20

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Anya Prabowo

Undergrad, started FA'20

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Morgan Cupp

Undergrad, started FA'20

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Alicia Golden

Undergrad, started FA'20

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Anthony Ngoma

Undergrad, started FA'20

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Aditi Agarwal

Undergrad, started SP'20

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YoungSeok Na

Undergrad, started SP'20

Alumni

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Nitish Srivastava

PhD, 2014-2020. Now at Google edge TPU group.

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Ritchie Zhao

PhD, 2014-2019. Now at Microsoft, Seattle, WA.

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Dr. Cunxi Yu

PostDoc, 2018-2019. Now at University of Utah, Salt Lake city, UT.

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Dr. Zhenghong (John) Jiang

PostDoc, 2016-2019. Now at Cadence, San Jose, CA.

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Steve Dai

PhD, 2013-2018. Now at NVIDIA Research, Santa Clara, CA.

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Gai Liu

PhD, 2013-2018. Now at Xilinx, San Jose, CA.

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Qiang You

Visiting PhD, Tsinghua Univ., 2018. Now at Sinovation Ventures AI Institute, Beijing, China.

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Chang Xu

Visiting PhD, Peking Univ., 2015-2016. Now at IBM Research, Beijing, China.

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Mingxing Tan

PostDoc, 2013-2015. Now at Google Brain, Mountain View, CA.