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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Yuan Zhou

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MS/PhD, started F'15

office: 471G Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

email: yz882 -at- cornell.edu

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Yuan is a PhD student in Computer Systems Laboratory supervised by Prof. Zhiru Zhang. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2015. His current research focuses on generating application-specific memory systems for FPGAs, and rapid design space exploration for high-level synthesis. Yuan is also broadly interested in accelerator design, compiler optimizations, and application of machine learning on design automation.


Ecenur Ustun

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MS/PhD, started F'16

office: 471F Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

email: eu49 -at- cornell.edu

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Ecenur is a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, working in Computer Systems Laboratory (CSL) under supervision of Prof. Zhiru Zhang. Her research interests are design automation and specialized computing.

Ecenur received her BS degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 2016. In her senior year, she worked on Analog Intellectual Property at Bogazici University Electronic CAD Laboratory under Prof. Gunhan Dundar. She was an undergraduate researcher at Microsystems Technology Laboratories of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working on Thermal Energy Harvesting for Self-Powered Smart Home Sensors under Prof. Anantha Chandrakasan from June to September in 2015.


Sean Lai

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MS/PhD, started F'16

office: 471G Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

email: yl2666 -at- cornell.edu

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Sean is currently a Ph.D. student in Cornell's Computer System Lab under Zhiru Zhang's advice since 2016. He received his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2013 and his master degree in Electronics Engineering also from National Taiwan University in 2015 under Jie-Hong Roland Jiang's advice. His area of interests includes but is not limited to electronic design automation (EDA), asynchronous system design and analysis, high-level synthesis (HLS), domain-specific languages (DSL), and machine learning.


Hanchen Jin

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MS/PhD, started S'18

office: 471G Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

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 S'18

office: 471G Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

email: yh457 -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.


Chenhui Deng

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MS/PhD, started F'18

office: 471E Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

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 F'18

office: 471E Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

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 F'18

office: 471E Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

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 F'19

office: 471F Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

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 F'19

office: 471F Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

email: jl3952 -at- cornell.edu

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 F'19, co-advised with Prof. Christina Delimitrou

office: 471F Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

email: nl524 -at- cornell.edu

Currently, 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.

Nikita 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, Nikita interned at Microsoft Research India (under the supervision of Dr. Vivek Seshadri) and Microsoft Research Cambridge (under the supervision of Dr. Aleksandar Dragojevic) where he worked on CPU-free datastore and real-time ML architectures based on FPGAs.


Debjit Pal

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PostDoc, started F'19

office: 471F Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

email: dp638 -at- cornell.edu

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Debjit Pal is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Cornell University. He received his B.Tech degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, M.S degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a Ph.D. from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His current research interests include post-silicon validation and debug, pre-silicon validation and debug, system verification, assertion-based verification, hardware security debugging, application of machine learning and neural networks in hardware security. He received the best paper nomination in ICCAD 2015, DAC 2018, and ASP-DAC 2019. He is the winner of the IEEE CEDA System Validation and Debug Technology Committee (SVDTC) Student Research Award 2016.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Alumni

 


Nitish Srivastava

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PhD, 2014-2020

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


Ritchie Zhao

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PhD, 2014-2019

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


Dr. Cunxi Yu

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PostDoc, 2018-2019

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


Dr. Zhenghong (John) Jiang

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PostDoc, 2016-2019

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


Steve Dai

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PhD, 2013-2018

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


Gai Liu

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PhD, 2013-2018

PhD, 2013-2018. Now at Xilinx, San Jose, 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 at Google Brain, Mountain View, CA.