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
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

Master's Students

  • headshot of Pratik Sampat
    Pratik Sampat
    hardware–software co-design of memory systems
  • headshot of Alex Glass
    Alexander Glass
    at CMU
    runtime support for processing-using-memory
  • headshot of Ali Hoffmann
    Alison Hoffmann
    at CMU
    control architectures for processing-using-memory
  • headshot of Grace Fieni
    Grace Fieni
    at CMU
    processing-using-memory architecture models
  • headshot of Vishnu Srinivasan
    Vishnu Srinivasan
    architectures for emerging application domains

Bachelor's Students


Ph.D. Alumni

Postdoc Alumni

Master's Alumni

Bachelor's Alumni

Research Intern Alumni