Prof. Zhiru Zhang

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Principle Investigator

office: 320 Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

email: zhiruz -at- cornell.edu

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Ecenur Ustun

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MS/PhD, started FA'16

email: eu49 -at- cornell.edu

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Ecenur is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, advised by Prof. Zhiru Zhang. Her research interests include accelerating FPGA design closure by leveraging various machine learning techniques and domain specification. She was a research intern at Facebook in Summer 2021 and a research intern at Xilinx in Summer 2020. Ecenur received her B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2016. She is selected for Rising Stars in EECS 2020, organized by UC Berkeley.

Hanchen Jin

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MS/PhD, started SP'18

email: hj424 -at- cornell.edu

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Currently, Hanchen is a Ph.D. student at Cornell University, supervised by Professor Zhiru Zhang, started from Spring 2018. He received his M.Eng. degree from Cornell in 2016, majored in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before that, he got his bachelor degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2015, majored in Electrical Engineering.


Yuwei Hu

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MS/PhD, started SP'18

email: hy547 -at- cornell.edu

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Yuwei is a Ph.D. student at Cornell University, supervised by Professor Zhiru Zhang. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Beihang University in 2017. His research focuses are on hardware and systems support for efficient graph learning.

Chenhui Deng

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MS/PhD, started FA'18

email: cd574 -at- cornell.edu

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Chenhui is a PhD student in Computer Systems Laboratory at Cornell University and work with Prof. Zhiru Zhang. His research interests focus on EDA algorithm optimization and machine learning. He received his B.S. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.


Shaojie Xiang

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MS/PhD, started FA'18

email: sx233 -at- cornell.edu

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Shaojie is a Ph.D. student in Computer Systems Lab, Cornell University working with Prof. Zhiru Zhang. His research interests focus on electronics design automation and high-performance computing. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Yichi Zhang

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MS/PhD, started FA'18

email: yz2499 -at- cornell.edu

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Yichi is a PhD student at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, supervised by Professor Zhiru Zhang. He is broadly interested in machine learning with its application on robotics, design automation, and high-Level Synthesis. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the School of Information Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University.


Jordan Dotzel

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MS/PhD, started FA'19, co-advised by Prof. Abdelfattah

email: jad443 -at- cornell.edu

Jordan is a PhD student at the CSL, who completed his B.A. in Computer Science at Cornell in 2017. He spent a year as a software engineer in Boston building third-party integrations before returning to Cornell. His recent research focuses on efficient machine learning architectures and data-free quantization techniques. Currently, he explores algorithm-hardware co-design and efficient object detection models.

Jie Liu

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MS/PhD, started FA'19

email: jl3952 -at- cornell.edu

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Jie is a PhD student in Computer Systems Laboratory (CSL) at Cornell University under the supervision of Prof. Zhiru Zhang. She received her bachelor's degree in Microelectronic Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University. Her research interests lie generally in the field of computer architecture and electronic design automation, including but not limited to domain-specific computing, machine learning and reconfigurable architectures.


Nikita Lazarev

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MS/PhD, started FA'19, co-advised by Prof. Christina Delimitrou

email: nl524 -at- cornell.edu

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Nikita is a PhD student in Computer Systems laboratory (CSL) at Cornell under the co-supervision of Zhiru Zhang and Christina Delimitrou. His main research interests lie in the intersection of computer systems and hardware with the main focus on improving cloud infrastructures with reconfigurable computing. He received his Master degree in Computer Science from EPFL and his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Robotics from Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU). During his Master's, he interned at Microsoft Research India (under the supervision of Dr. Vivek Seshadri) and Microsoft Research Cambridge (under the supervision of Dr. Aleksandar Dragojevic).

Zhongyuan Zhao

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PostDoc, started SP'20

email: zz546 -at- cornell.edu

Zhongyuan is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Cornell University. He received his B.Tech degree from Harbin Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Shanghai JiaoTong University. His currently research interests include architecture and compiler optimizations for reconfigurable architecture and software optimizations for domain specific accelerators.


Yixiao Du

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MS/PhD, started SU'20

email: yd383 -at- cornell.edu

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Yixiao is an MS/PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, working in Computer Systems Lab under supervision of Prof. Zhiru Zhang. He received his bachelor's degree at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. His current research focuses on acceleration of sparse applications on FPGAs. Yixiao is also interested in high-level synthesis and design automation.

Zichao Yue

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MS/PhD, started SU'20

email: zy383 -at- cornell.edu

Zichao is currently a MS/PhD student at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, under supervision of Professor Zhiru Zhang. He received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University. Before joining Cornell, he had worked in industry for years as a logic design engineer in several FPGA and ASIC design projects. His research interests lie in the field of computer architecture, especially heterogeneous accelerator design, process in memory and machine learning.


Yaohui Cai

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MS/PhD, started SP'21

email: yc2632 -at- cornell.edu

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Yaohui is a Ph.D. student at Cornell University, advised by Zhiru Zhang, starting from Spring 2021. He received his BS degree in from Peking University. Currently, his research interests mainly focus on improving the efficiency of machine learning models.

Niansong Zhang

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MS/PhD, started FA'21

email: nz264 -at- cornell.edu

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Niansong Zhang is currently an M.S. student in the Computer System Lab, advised by Professor Zhiru Zhang. He received his B.E. from Sun Yat-sen University in 2020. His research interests include heterogeneous compilation, domain-specific language for hardware design, and FPGA placement and routing.


Jiajie Li

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MS/PhD, started FA'21

email: jl4257 -at- cornell.edu

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Jiajie is a Ph.D. student in Computer Systems Laboratory (CSL) at Cornell University under the supervision of Prof. Zhiru Zhang. He received his bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University. Currently, his research interests lie within systems and hardware optimization for machine learning tasks with the main focus on graph learning applications.

Andrew Butt

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MS/PhD, started FA'21

email: atb78 -at- cornell.edu

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Andrew is a Ph.D. student in the Computer Systems Lab at Cornell, advised by Professor Zhiru Zhang. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in Spring 2021. His current research interests are in high-level synthesis and FPGA place-and-route tools.


Hongzheng Chen

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MS/PhD, started FA'21

email: hc676 -at- cornell.edu

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Hongzheng is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Cornell University, supervised by Prof. Zhiru Zhang. He received his B.E. degree from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University in 2021. His research interests include heterogeneous computing, domain-specific compilers, and computer systems for big data and machine learning.

Dingyi Dai

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MS, started FA'21

email: dnd29 -at- cornell.edu

Dingyi is an MS student in the Computer Systems Lab at Cornell, advised by Professor Zhiru Zhang. She received her B.S. in Electronic and Information Engineering from the ShanghaiTech University in Spring 2021. Her current research interest is machine learning in genomics.


Matthew Hofmann

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MS/PhD, started FA'22

email: mrh259 -at- cornell.edu

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Matthew is a Ph.D. student in the Computer Systems Laboratory at Cornell, advised by Prof. Zhiru Zhang. He received a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in Spring 2022. His research interests are centered around design automation for FPGAs. This includes high-level synthesis, reconfigurable overlays, FPGA virtualization, as well as other aspects of FPGA CAD flows.

Qi Sun

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PostDoc, started FA'22

email: qs228 -at- cornell.edu

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Qi is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Computer Systems Laboratory (CSL) at Cornell University under the supervision of Prof. Zhiru Zhang. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Jul. 2022. His research interests include Deep Neural Network hardware acceleration, High-Level Synthesis, and design space exploration.


 

 

 

 

Alumni

 


Debjit Pal

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PostDoc, 2019-2022

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PostDoc, 2019-2022. Now with University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Yi-Hsiang (Sean) Lai

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PhD, 2016-2021

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PhD, 2016-2021. Now with AWS AI, Santa Clara, CA.


Yuan Zhou

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PhD, 2015-2021

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PhD, 2015-2021. Now with AWS AI, Santa Clara, CA.

Nitish Srivastava

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PhD, 2014-2020

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PhD, 2014-2020. Now with Google, Mountain View, CA.


Ritchie Zhao

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PhD, 2014-2019

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PhD, 2014-2019. Now with Microsoft, Redmond, WA.

Cunxi Yu

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PostDoc, 2018-2019

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


Zhenghong (John) Jiang

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PostDoc, 2016-2019

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

Steve Dai

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PhD, 2013-2018

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


Gai Liu

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PhD, 2013-2018

PhD, 2013-2018. Now with TikTok, Mountain View, CA.

Qiang You

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Visiting PhD, Tsinghua Univ., 2018.

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


Chang Xu

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Visiting PhD, Peking Univ., 2015-2016.

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

Mingxing Tan

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PostDoc, 2013-2015.

PostDoc, 2013-2015. Now with Waymo Research, Mountain View, CA.