Students

Xiuyuan Bi, PhD Candidatexiuyuan bi

  • Circuit and architecture level co-optimization of STT-RAM caches
  • STT-RAM prototype chip tape-out with SMIC 65nm technology
Senior ASIC Design Engineer, Marvell
xib5@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Ph.D. Forum Best Presentation, DAC 2014
  • Best paper nominations,  ICCAD 2013
  • Best paper nominations,  ICCAD 2012
  • Best academic achievement award, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, 2011
Work Experience
  • Internship, Corp R&D of Qualcomm Inc. (10/2011 – 12/2011)

Yaojun Zhang, PhD Candidate

  • Statistical analysis and modeling on STT-RAM
  • Variation-tolerant STT-RAM circuit design
Member of technical staff, EverSpin 
yaz24@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Dean’s scholarship,  Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
Work Experience
  • Internship, Corp R&D of Qualcomm Inc. (6/2014 – 9/2014)

Xiang Chen, PhD Candidate

  • Smartphone
  • OLED Display
  • Low Power Systems
  • System & Application Development
xic33@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Most Popular Poster Award, ACM SIGDA Student Research Forum, ASPDAC 2015
  • Excellence Award, Star of Tomorrow Internship Program, Microsoft Research Asia, 2014
  • Second Prize, Randall Family Big Idea Start-up Competition, 2014
  • Travel Grand, ACM SIGDA Student Research Forum , ASPDAC 2015
  • Student Travel Grant Award, Non-Volatile Memory Workshop 2013
  • ravel Grand, ACM Student Research Competition , DAC 2012
Work Experience
  • Visiting Scholar, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (7/2015 – 8/2015)
  • Internship, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China. (6/2014 – 9/2014)
  • Internship, Samsung Research, Dallas, TX. (7/2013 – 11/2013)
  • Internship, Samsung Research, Dallas, TX. (9/2012 – 12/2012)

Jie Guo, PhD Candidate

  • NAND Flash-based memory storage system
jig26@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Student Travel Grant Award, Non-Volatile Memory Workshop 2013
Work Experience
  • Internship, Huawei Technologies, China. (6/2015 – 9/2015)
  • Internship, Fusion-IO Research, CA. (5/2013 – 6/2013)
  • Logic engineer, Symantec Technology Co. Ltd, , Xi’an, China. (6/2008 – 6/2011)

Beiye Liu, PhD Candidate 

  • CAD for neuromorphic computing system
  • Machine learning
bel34@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Richard Newton Young Student Fellow, DAC 2013

 

Work Experience
  • Internship, Uber Advanced Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA. (5/2015 – 8/2015)
  • Visiting scholar, HP Research Lab, CA. (2013)

LuZhangLu Zhang, PhD Student

  • Memristor modeling (TaOx, TiOx)
  • Application model
luz14@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Work Experience
  • Internship, HP Research lab, Palo Alto, CA. (5/2015 – 8/2015)
  • Internship, HP Research lab, Palo Alto, CA. (5/2014 – 8/2014)

Kent W. Nixon, PhD Student

  • Embedded and mobile computing
  • Mobile security
  • Machine-learning algorithms
kwn2@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • ECE Outstanding TA Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2015
  • Second Prize, University Technology Showcase, Three River Venture Fair, 2014
  • Second Prize, Randall Family Big Idea Start-up Competition, 2014
  • Best Smart Tags App, Hackathon Powered by AT&T, 2014
  • ECE Outstanding TA Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
  • Air Force Visiting Student Scholarship, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2012
  • Richard Newton Young Fellow, DAC 2013
Work Experience
  • Internship, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China. (5/2014 – 9/2014)
  • Internship, Air Force Research Laboratory. (05/2012 – 06/2012)

Mengjie Mao, PhD Candidate

  • Prefetching Techniques for STT-RAM based Last-level Cache in CMP Systems
  • Coordinating Prefetching and STT-RAM based Last-level Cache
  • Management for Multicore Systems

 

mem231@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Best Paper Candidate, ASPDAC 2014
  • Best Paper Award, GLSVLSI 2013

Xiaoxiao Liu, PhD Candidate

  • Heterogeneous system and neuromorphic computing
  • STTRAM dynamically configurable translation lookaside buffer
xil116@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Richard Newton Young Student Fellow, DAC 2014
Work Experience
  • Internship, AMD Sunnyvale Design Center, Sunnyvale, CA (9/2014 – 12/2014)
  • Senior ASIC/Layout Design Engineer, AMD, Shanghai, China. (2012)
  • Digital IC Design/Verification Engineer, Toshiba, Japan. (2011)
  • Digital IC Design/Verification Enginee, SONY, Japan. (2009)

Ismail Bayram, PhD Student

  • Emerging memory devices (STT-RAM, Memristor, FeRam etc.)
  • Asymmetric Differential STT-RAM Cell Structure
  • Circuit design and VLSI/CAD
isb11@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Turkish(2010 – 2017)

Enes Eken, PhD Student

  • Emerging memory technologies and VLSI design/CAD
  • MTJ modeling and reliability issues of MTJs
ene4@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Turkey
Work Experience
  • Research and Development Engineer, Fultek Automation and Control Company. (2011)

ChenchenLiuChenchen Liu, PhD Student

  • Neuromorphic computing
  • Emerging non-volitlile memory
  • Full-custom VLSI design
chl192@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Best Paper Award, ISVLSI 2014
Work Experience
  • Compact Model Engineer, SIMC,  China. (2013)

xue wangXue Wang, PhD Student

  • Computer architecture
  • Emerging memory
xuw@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Work Experience
  • Internship, Huawei Technologies, China (2011)

Sicheng Li, PhD Student

  • Neuromorphic computing
  • Heterogeneous system
  • SSD hardware implementation
sil27@pitt.edu
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Richard Newton Young Student Fellow, DAC 2015
Work Experience
  • Internship, Micron Technology, NY. (5/2015 – 8/2015)
  • SSD Engineer, Micron Technology, NY. (2013)
BonanYanBonan Yan, PhD Student

  • Magnetic Tunnel Junctions Modeling
  • Micromagnetic EDA Tools
  • Spintronic Device Macro-modeling
  • Neuron Computing VLSI Tape-out
boy12@pitt.edu
Google Scholar

ZhengLiZheng Li, Master Student

  • Emerging non-volatile memory
  • Neuron circuit design
zhl85@pitt.edu
Google Scholar

ChunpengWuChunpeng Wu, PhD Student

  • Computer Vision
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Deep Learning
chw127@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • First Place, Chinese Handwriting Character Recognition Competition (ICDAR) 2013
  • Three patents on visual saliency detection and optical character recognition; Fujitsu General Manager Award, 2013
  • Excellent Graduate and Thesis Award, 2011
Work Experience
  • Internship, Micron Technology, NY. (5/2015 – 8/2015)
  • Computer Vision Researcher, Fujitsu R&D Center, Beijing, China. (2011 – 2014)

weiwenWei Wen, PhD Student

  • Neuromorphic Computing
  • Computer Vision
  • Mobile Computing
  • Machine Learning
wei.wen@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Awards & Travel Grants
  • Best Paper Nomination, DAC 2015
Work Experience
  • Web developer, Agricultural Bank of China.(08/2013 – 07/2014)
  • Internship, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China. (4/2013 – 6/2013)
  • Web developer, Tencent, (07/2012 – 09/2012)

linghaosongLinghao Song, Master Student

  • Computer Architecture
  • Neuromorphic Computing
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Google Scholar

ChaofeiYangChaofei Yang, PhD Student

  • Neural Network Design
  • Deep Learning
chy61@pitt.edu
Google Scholar

chuhanminChuhan Min, PhD Student

  • Computer Architecture
  • Emerging Memory
  • NAND Flash Memory-Based Hybrid File System
chm114@pitt.edu

yandanwangYandan Wang, PhD Student

  • Neuromorphic Computing.
  • Information Security.
yaw46@pitt.edu
Google Scholar
Work Experience
  • Embedded System Engineer, Tendyron Corp., China, (05/2013-08/2014)
  • Internship, Chiplight IC Design Corp., China. (10/2011-10/2012)

alofAlof, Abdulkarim Saudi Arabia, PhD Student

  • Computer architecture
  • Machine Learning
  • Embedded and mobile computing
aaa168@pitt.edu
Awards & Travel Grants
  • King Abdullah Scholarship Program, Saudi Arabian Government (2013 – 2020)
Work Experience
  • Teaching assistant, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia (11/2012-12/2013)
  • Coop trainee, Saudi Aramco Company, Saudi Arabia. (07/2011-01/2012)

Jessica Egler, BS Student

jle57@pitt.edu
Awards & Travel Grants
  • US Steel Academic Scholarship, 2013
Work Experience
  • Evolutionary Intelligence Lab Web Admisintrator, University of Pittsburgh. (03/2013 – Present)
  • Marketing/Customer Service Internship, Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, PA. (05/2013 – 01/2014)