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abstract is the research group of Asst. Prof. Brandon Lucia in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Our group does research at the intersection of computer architecture, computer systems, and programming languages. Our research focuses on improving the programmability, reliability, and efficiency of computing devices and systems. Our work cuts across the layers of the system stack, from the microarchitecture to the application, often touching on everything in between.
Our group does computer systems research spanning architecture, software systems, and programming languages. We are currently focused on intermittent computing, efficient edge computing, and developing computer systems for emerging small form-factor satellites. We release code and documentation on Github. Here is another full publication list
Adaptive Dynamic Checkpointing for Safe Efficient Intermittent Computing
Kiwan Maeng and Brandon Lucia
OSDI 2018 [paper][slides]
Migratory Trash Clouds
Emily Ruppel, Alexei Colin, and Brandon Lucia
ASPLOS "Wild and Crazy Ideas" 2018 [paper][slides]
Intermittent Deep Neural Network Inference
Graham Gobieski, Nathan Beckmann, and Brandon Lucia
SysML 2018 [paper]
Termination Checking and Task Decomposition for Task-Based Intermittent Programs
Alexei Colin, Brandon Lucia
CC 2018 [paper]
A Reconfigurable Energy Storage Architecture for Energy-harvesting Devices
Alexei Colin, Emily Ruppel, Brandon Lucia
ASPLOS 2018 Best Paper Award and IEEE MICRO Top Picks 2018 Hon. Mention [paper]
Alpaca: Intermittent Execution without Checkpoints
Kiwan Maeng, Alexei Colin, Brandon Lucia
OOPSLA 2017 [paper]
An Energy-Aware Debugger for Intermittently Powered Systems
Alexei Colin, Graham Harvey, Alanson Sample, Brandon Lucia
IEEE MICRO, 2017 vol. 37 - Top Picks in Computer Architecture [paper]
An Energy-interference-free Hardware/Software Debugger for Intermittent Energy-harvesting Systems
Alexei Colin, Graham Harvey, Brandon Lucia, Alanson Sample
ASPLOS 2016 [paper][slides][Github release][press: Eurekalert, phys.org, Wireless Design Mag, Weekly Hot News]
Selected as an IEEE Micro Top Picks 2016 Paper
We are developing system software and hardware architectures that make concurrent and parallel computer systems reliable and efficient. We research new parallel computer systems and architectures that make programming easier, that make important applications faster (especially graph computations), and that fill the emerging need for processing at the edge.
SOFRITAS: Serializable Ordering-Free Regions for Increasing Thread Atomicity Scalably
Christian Delozier, Ariel Eizenberg, Brandon Lucia, Joseph Devietti
ASPLOS 2018 [paper]
Flexible Support for Fast Parallel Commutative Updates Vignesh Balaji, Dhruva Tirumala, Brandon Lucia
Our group thrives because of the cooperation of a really awesome group of collaborators, PhDs, Masters, Undergraduate, and High School Students.
Lab goes to ISCA 2017 in Toronto (via Niagara Falls)
Alexei Colin now a Researcher at the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California
Myles Sherman (2018-2019) David Hanna (2018-2019) Nathan Serafin (2018-2019) Amolak Nagi (2018-2019) Suyash Bhatt (2018) Akshay Kulkarni (2017) Akansha Patel(2017) Amanda Marano (2017-2018) Neil Ryan (2017-2018) Devon White (2017) Chris Meredith (2017) Zesheng Li (2016) Ridhi Surana (2016) Naveen Setlur (2015) Junhong Li (2015) Dhruva Tirumala (2015) Preeti Murthy (2015) Mark McElwaine (2015) Graham Harvey (Now an Imagineer @ Disney) [Spring 2015]
Our lab has an ongoing internship program with City Charter High School in downtown Pittsburgh. We accept high school interns nearing high school graduation to give them experience doing computer systems research
Dylan Joos (Junior at City Charter High School) [Summer 2019]
Hemank Kohli (CMU APEA program) [Summer 2018]
Beth Ann Kushner (Junior at City Charter High School) [Spring 2017]
Jessie Foley (Junior at City Charter High School) [Summer 2016]
Savi Medlang (now a student at Case Western) [Summer 2015]
The work in our group is possible through extremely generous from industry and government.