Current projects

Title Description Faculty
Customizable Domain-Specific Computing

http://www.cdsc.ucla.edu

To meet ever-increasing computing needs and overcome power density limitations, the computing industry has entered theera of parallelization, with tens to hundreds of computing cores integrated into a single processor; and hundreds to thousands of computing servers connected in warehouse-scale data centers. However, such highly parallel, general-purposecomputing systems still face serious challenges in terms of performance, energy, heat dissipation, space, and cost. In this project we look beyond...

Customized Computing for Precision Medicine

Many applications in precision medicine present significant computational challenges.  For example, the computation demand for personalized cancer treatment is prohibitively high for the general-purpose computing technologies, as tumor heterogeneity requires great sequencing depths, structural aberrations are difficult to detect with today’s algorithms, and the tumor has the ability to evolve, meaning the same tumor might be assayed a great many times during the course of treatment.  The goal of this research project is to make apply the domain-specific customized computing techniques...

System Level Design Automation

With the increasing of the system complexity, the needs of system level design automation becomes more and more urgent. The maturity of high-level synthesis pushes the desgin abstraction from register-transfer level (RTL) to software programming language like C/C++. However, the state-of-art high-level synthesis tools mainly focus on the module-level optimization and implementation such as the scheduling and binding of operators and controls in a certain C/C++ function. System-level optimizations such as module selection and duplication, communication and memory optimization and system...