ARCANA Research Group logo I lead the ARCANA Research Group (ARCANA stands for Architects Reimagining Computing Around New Applications). I am fortunate enough to work with a fanastic set of students! While we work on a full group website, you can see our student members below, along with recent group news. Also, check out our YouTube channel, which features talks on several of our group's projects.
Recent Highlights @ ARCANA
February 3, 2024
Ryan's and Kevin's work on an architectural framework for in-NAND-flash content search was accepted for presentation at NVMW 2024!

October 26, 2023
Thanks to the National Science Foundation for funding our upcoming collaboration on using ECRAM for continual learning through the FuSe program!

September 12, 2023
Intel has recognized our group's work with a 2023 Rising Star Award. Thank you!

August 15, 2023
We are kicking off research in two collaborative campus centers. Our work with the ASAP Center (an NSF IUCRC) focuses on tools for early-stage co-design of emerging memory architectures. Our work with the HYBRID Center (part of UIUC/ZJU DREMES) focuses on neuromorphic processing-in-memory architectures. Thanks to all of the partners involved for funding our work!

May 16, 2023
Akash has been named a TI Undergraduate Research Program Scholar. Congrats!

May 13, 2023
Phyllis has been named a DaRin Butz Foundation Research Scholar. Congrats!

October 18, 2022
Thanks to Sandia National Laboratories for funding our upcoming research on processing-using-memory architectures!

October 3, 2022
Julie has won a Henry O. Koehler Merit Scholarship. Congrats!

September 8, 2022
Alex has been awarded an Apple Masters Scholarship in Integrated Systems. Congrats!

July 21, 2022
Our work on Blockhammer has been selected as one of four finalists for the Intel Hardware Security Academic Award!

May 16, 2022
Julie has been named a DaRin Butz Foundation Research Scholar. Congrats!

March 28, 2022
Minh's, Alex's, and Ali's paper on adapting RACER to new memory technologies was accepted to a JETCAS special issue!

March 23, 2022
Amirali's paper on accelerators for HTAP databases was accepted to ICDE 2022!

March 15, 2022
Ryan won a CS Outstanding TA Award for his work in CS 233!

March 2, 2022
Damla's and Ziyi's paper on a sequence-to-graph accelerator for genomics was accepted to ISCA 2022!

July 30, 2021
Minh has been awared an Apple CMU ECE PhD fellowship in Integrated Systems. Congrats!

July 15, 2021
Damla Senol Cali is now a doctor. Congrats on a successful defense!

Current Students

Ph.D. Students

  • headshot of Minh Truong
    Minh Sy Quang Truong
    at CMU, co-advised by L. Richard Carley
    processing using resistive memory devices, execution models and circuits for processing-using-memory
  • headshot of Ryan Wong
    Ryan Wong
    processing using non-volatile memory devices
  • headshot of Yiqiu Sun
    Yiqiu Sun
    programming models for processing-in-memory
  • headshot of Sudhanshu Agarwal
    Sudhanshu Agarwal
    applications of processing-in-memory
  • headshot of Evie Shen
    Evie Shen
    interfaces for smart storage
  • headshot of Abraham Farrell
    Abraham Farrell
    control architectures and runtimes for processing-in-memory
  • Master's Students

    • headshot of Pratik Sampat
      Pratik Sampat
      co-advised by Tianyin Xu
      hardware–software co-design of memory systems

    Bachelor's Students

    • headshot of Phyllis Wang
      Phyllis Wang
      processing-using-memory interconnects
    • headshot of Rahul Prabhu
      Rahul Prabhu
      processing using non-volatile memory devices
    • headshot of Dawei Xiong
      Dawei Xiong
      processing-using-memory reliability
    • headshot of Akash Pardeshi
      Akash Pardeshi
      hardware–software co-design of memory systems
    • headshot of Pratham Jain
      Pratham Jain
      embedded systems for applications of emerging memory devices
    • headshot of Dawn Chen
      Dawn Chen
      control architectures for processing-in-memory
    • headshot of Abhinil Dutt
      Abhinil Dutt
      adaptive cache hierarchies
    • headshot of Jenny Liang
      Jenny Liang
      adaptive cache hierarchies

    Visiting Researchers

    • headshot of Arjun Tyagi
      Arjun Tyagi
      co-design of circuits and architectures for processing using emerging memories
    • headshot of Sungjun Cho
      Sungjun Cho
      Ph.D. student at POSTECH under Jisung Park
      smart storage applications


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