Prof. Yuan Xie is leading the Scalable and Energy-efficient Architecture Lab (SEAL) at UCSB. He joined UCSB in Fall 2014 after 11 years with Penn State University (2003-2014). He received B.S. degree from Electronic Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Electrical Engineering Department, Princeton University. Prior to joining Penn State in 2003, he worked as Advisory Engineer for IBM Microelectronics Division's Worldwide Design Center. He was also on-leave in 2012-13 to work with AMD Research Lab. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2006. He is a Fellow of IEEE. For more information, please click here for the curriculum vitae.
Research Interests :His research interests include 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 robotics oapplications.