Welcome to the Scalable Energy-efficient Architecture Lab
The Scalable Energy-efficient Architecture Lab (SEAL) is a research group advised by Prof. Yuan Xie at The University of California, Santa Barbara in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. SEAL research focuses on, but not limited to, VLSI design, electronic design automation, computer architecture, and embedded systems design. His current research projects include novel memory architecture, interconnect architecture, and heterogeneous system architecture. Specifically, recent research projects focus on technology-driven and application-driven design/architecture innovations. The technology-driven research projects include EDA/architecture for emerging memory technologies and 3D integrated circuits, hardware security, and heterogeneous computing with CPU/GPU/FPGA. The application-driven research projects include novel architectures for artificial intelligence (AI), such as computer architecture for deep learning neural network, neuromorphic computing, and bio-inspired computing, hardware acceleration for emerging applications such as bio-informatics applications, graphics analytics, and VR/AR applications.
Our research sponsors include the National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Energy (DoE), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Honda, IBM, Qualcomm, Samsung, Toyota, and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).