DAC 2015

Faculty

Principal Investigator

Prof. Yuan Xie joined UCSB in Fall 2014 after 11 years with Penn State University (2003-2014). He received B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Electrical Engineering Department, Princeton University. Prior to joining Penn State in 2003, he worked as an Advisory Engineer for IBM Microelectronics Division's Worldwide Design Center. He was also on-leave in 2012-13 to work with AMD Research. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, and a Fellow of AAAS.

Yufei Ding joined the Department of Computer Science (with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering), University of California at Santa Barbara as an Assistant Professor in Nov 2017. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, and B.S. and M.S. in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China and the College of William and Mary, respectively. Her research interests lie in the broad fields of domain-specific language design, architecture and compiler optimization, and hardware acceleration. Her current research focuses on building high- performance, energy-efficient, and high-fidelity programming frameworks for emerging technologies such as quantum computing, machine learning, and deep learning.

Current members

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Lei Deng received his B.E. degree and Ph.D. degree from University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2012 and 2017, respectively. He is currently a Postdoc working with Professor Yuan Xie at Scalable Energy-Efficient Architecture Lab (SEAL), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. His research interests include computer architecture, machine learning, brain-inspired computing, tensor analysis, and complex networks. 

Dr. Tu received his B.E. degree and Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is currently a Postdoc working  at Scalable Energy-Efficient Architecture Lab (SEAL), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. His research interests include computer architecture, machine learning, brain-inspired computing, in-memory computing.

Huang earned  Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, where he worked with Professor Eun Jung (EJ) Kim. Previously, he received my B.Eng. in Information and Communication Engineering from Zhejiang University, China. His research interests lie in the fields of computer architecture and systems, particularly the interplay of machine learning and systems design. His dissertation focuses on specializing interconnects to accelerate emerging applications.

Doctoral Students

Peng Gu received his B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2015. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. Peng’s research interests include near-data processing / process-in-memory architecture, memory sub-system, and domain-specific accelerator design.

Liu Liu is currently a Ph.D. student working under the supervision of Professor Yuan Xie. After received his Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), he joined the Department of Computer Science in 2016. Before his graduate study at UCSB, he received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2013. His research interests include heterogeneous computer architecture, emerging non-volatile memory system design, hardware acceleration, and hardware security.  

Wenqin Huangfu received his B.S. degree from Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, in 2016. He started pursuing his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, under the supervision of Professor Yuan Xie in fall 2016. Wenqin’s research interests include hardware acceleration, non – volatile memory, novel computer architecture and design of energy efficient system. 

Abanti Basak received her B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in May 2016. She started as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSB under the supervision of Professor Yuan Xie in fall 2016. Her research interests include novel computer architecture and the design of energy efficient systems. 

Nan Wu is currently a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Yuan Xie. She received her B.S. degree in 2016 from Department of Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and M.S. degree in 2018 from UC Santa Barbara. Her research interests include: (1) machine learning for computer architecture and systems, (2) deep learning and reinforcement learning algorithms and applications.

Since 2017, Bangyan Wang works in SEAL lab as a PhD student, advised by Prof. Yuan Xie. His current research area is architecture design for tensor process, especially for sparse tensor, low rank tensor analysis.

Ling Liang received his B.S. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2015, and his M.S. degree from University of Southern California in 2017. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. Ling’s research interests include tensor computing, neural network security and spiking neural networks.


Boyuan Feng is currently a Ph.D. student at University of California, Santa Barbara since Fall 2017 supervised by Prof. Yufei Ding. He received his B.S. degree from Nanjing University in 2016 and his M.S. degree from Unversity of Wisconsin, Madison. His current research interests include: (1) efficient big data analysis; (2) robust and private deep learning.
 

Gushu Li is currently a Ph.D student at University of California, Santa Barbara since Fall 2017 supervised by Prof. Yuan Xie. He received B.E. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2015 and was a Ph.D student in Computer Science at the University of Chicago from 2015 to 2017.
His research interests are (1) quantum computing architecture and (2) processing-in-memory for emerging techniques.

Personal Website: sites.google.com/view/gushuli

Xinfeng Xie started the journey of pursuing his Ph.D. degree from Fall 2017 working with Prof. Yuan Xie in the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He received his B.S. degree from Peking University, Beijing, China in June 2017 prior to joining UCSB. His current research interests include domain-specific architecture designs for emerging applications and programming language supports for these architectures. 

Tianqi Tang received her B.S. degree in 2014 and her M.S. degree in 2017 from Department of Electronic Engineering in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and she is currently a Ph.D. student in UCSB under the supervision of Prof. Yuan Xie. Ms. Tang’s research mainly focuses on (1) Hardware Modeling and Domain Specific Accelerator Design (Project Site: http://mlpat.org/), (2) Processing-In-Memory and Non Volatile Memory. Before joining UCSB, she worked on neural network compression and quantization as an intern in Deephi (a start-up company now acquired by Xilinx) during her master program.

Zheng Qu is currently a Ph.D. student working with Professor Yuan Xie in the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his B.S. degree in 2018 from Department of Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Zheng’s research mainly focuses on (1) Energy efficient computing architecture and acceleration for machine learning applications, (2) Tensor application and hardware acceleration.

Jilan Lin is currently pursuing his Ph.D student at UCSB starting from Fall 2018. He received the B.E. degree in Dept. of Electronic Engineering in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His research interests include: (1) Application-driven in-memory processing (2) Machine learning algorithms and related hardware acceleration.

My name is Yuke Wang, a third-year Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), advised by Prof. Yufei Ding.  Before I come to UCSB, I got my B.E. in software engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC).

At UCSB, I have been working on projects in software-hardware co-design for distance-related algorithms, such as KNN, KMeans. I am also interested in deep learning, especially graph neural network (GNN) optimization and acceleration on heterogeneous platforms, such as GPUs.

Zhaodong Chen (in Chinese: 陈昭东) is a Ph.D. student at Scalable Energy-Efficient Architecture Lab (SEAL) at University of California, Santa Barbara.  His research interests lie in the intersection between Deep Learning and Computer Architecture.

Alumni

Year Name Education Location
2020 Minyu Yan

PhD from Chinese Academy of Science (co-advised with Dongrui Fan)

Chinese Academy of Science, Assistant Professor
--- --- Ph.D. Alumni ---
2020 Dylan Stow

PhD/M.S. in ECE from UCSB,   B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College

AMD
2020 Itir Akgun

PhD in ECE from UCSB, B.S. from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Qualcomm
2020 Maohua Zhu

PhD in ECE from UCSB, B.S./M.S. from Tsinghua University

Start-up
2018 Kaisheng Ma

PhD in CSE from Penn State(co-advised with Narayanan/Sampson),  BS from Peking University

Assistant Professor at Tsinghua University
2017 Shuangchen Li

Ph.D. UCSB / M.S./B.S. in Tsinghua University

Alibaba DAMO Lab
2016 Hsiang-Yun Cheng

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University; B.S./M.S. National Taiwan University

Assistant Professor at Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2016 Ping Chi

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara; B.S./M.S. Tsinghua University

Architect at Intel Corporation
2016 Jia Zhan

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara; B.S. Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Software Engineer at Uber
2015 Qiaosha Zou

Ph.D. Penn State University; B.S. Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Now Assistant Professor at Fudan University
2015 Jing Xie

Ph.D. Penn State University; M.S. North Carolina State University; B.S. Peking University

GPU Staff Engineer at Qualcomm
2015 Matt Poremba

Ph.D. / B.S. Penn State University

Researcher at AMD
2014 Cong Xu

Ph.D. Penn State University; B.S. Peking University

Senior Researcher at HP Lab
2014 Jue Wang

Ph.D. Penn State University; B.S./M.S. Tsinghua University

Software Engineer at Google
2014 Jishen Zhao

Ph.D. Penn State University, B.S./M.S. Zhejiang University

Associate Professor at UCSD
2014 Tao Zhang

Ph.D. Penn State University, B.S./M.S. Peking University

Architect at Alibaba T-head
2013 Dimin Niu

Ph.D. Penn State University; B.S./M.S. Tsinghua University

Researcher at Alibaba DAMO Academy
2012 Jin Ouyang

Ph.D. Penn State University; B.S. Peking University

GPU Architect at AMD
2011 Yibo Chen

Ph.D. Penn State University; BS/MS Tsinghua University

Engineering Manager at Google
2011 Guangyu Sun

Ph.D. Penn State University; B.S./M.S. Tsinghua University

Associate Professor at Peking University
2011 Xiangyu Dong

Ph.D. Penn State University; B.S. Shanghai Jiaotong University

Staff SWE at Google
2010 Mike Debole

Ph.D. Penn State Univiersity (co-advised with N. Vijaykrishnan); B.S. Penn State University

Researcher at IBM
2010 Soumya Eachempati

Ph.D. Penn State (co-advised with Vijaykrishnan); B.S. Indian Institute of Technology

Performance Architect for Server Platform at Intel
2010 Prasanth Mangalagiri

Ph.D. Penn State  (co-advised with N.Vijaykrishnan); B.S./M.S. Indian Institute of Technology

Senior Staff Engineer at Intel
2010 Xiaoxia Wu

Ph.D. Penn State University; B.S./M.S. Tsinghua University

Staff Engineer at Synopsys
2009 Balaji Vaidyanathan

Ph.D. Penn State University; B.S. University of Madras

Senior Data Scientist at Walmart Lab
2008 Feng Wang

Ph.D. Penn State University, B.S./M.S. Fudan University

GPU Performance Architect at Intel
2007 Yu Wang

Ph.D. Tsinghua University (co-advised with Huazhong Yang)

Department Chair of EE at Tsinghua University
2006 Wei-Lun Hung

Ph.D. Penn State University; B.S./M.S. National Tsinghua University

Software Engineer at Goldmen Saches
--- --- Post-doc Alumni
2020 Weitao Li

PhD from Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University
2019 Xin Ma

Ph.D.(2014) The College of William and Mary / B.S.(2009) USTC

Software Engineer at Google
2019 Xing Hu

PhD from Chinese Academy of Science,  B.S.from HuaZhong University of Science and Technology

Chinese Academy of Science
2010 Yongsoo Joo

Post-doc Penn State University; Ph.D. Seoul National University

Associate Professor at Kookmin University
2010 Lian Duan

Post-doc Penn State Uniersity; Ph.D. Peking University

--- --- M.S. Alumni
2019 Yang Zhao

B.S/M.S. Fudan University

Rice University
2017 Russell Barnes

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering 2015, Oregon State University

Now at Qualcomm
2017 Linuo Xue

B.S. Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Now at Synopsys
2016 Ziyang Qi

M.S. University of California, Santa Barbara; B.S. Tsinghua University

Now at Yahoo
2015 Ivan Stalev

M.S./B.S Penn State University

Now at VSCO
2015 Yang Zheng

M.S. Penn State University; B.S. Peking University

Now at Google
2011 Angeline Brown

M.S. Penn State University; B.S. Jackson State University

2008 Paul Falkenstern

M.S. Penn State University

Now at Lockheed Martin
2007 Charles Addo-Quaye

M.S. Penn State University (co-advised with N. Vijaykrishnan)

Now at Purdue
2007 Han-wei Chen

M.S. Penn State University (co-advised with N. Vijaykrishnan) 

Now at Intellectual Property Attorney
2007 Melvin Eze

M.S. Penn State Univerisity (co-advised with N. Vijaykrishnan)

Now at Penn State
2006 Yinkun Xue

M.S. Penn State University

Now at Siemens Inc.
2005 Tom Richardson

M.S. Penn State University

Now at Availink Inc.
--- --- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
2017 Rachel Reyes

B.S. University of California, Santa Barbara

2016 Nicole Moghaddas

B.S.   University Of California, Santa Barbara

2016 Chunqing Liu

B.S.  University of California, Santa Barbara

2016 Zhansaya Abdikarimova

B.S.  University of California, Santa Barbara

Now at Amazon
2016 Jiayi Jiang

B.S. University of California, Santa Barbara

Now at UCLA
2015 Matthew Ruth

B.S. University of California, Santa Barbara

2015 Hsuan Cheng

REU student, B.S. UCSB

Now at CMU
2015 Zhiwang Zhang

REU student; B.S. Penn State Univeristy

Columbia University
2009 Deanna Chnarrs

REU student, B.S. Penn State University

Now at Lockheed Martin
2008 Benjamin Hvostal

REU student, B.S. Penn State University

Now at Intel