College of Science & Engineering
The overall goal of this group’s work is to develop computer systems that satisfy a desired set of constraints. These constraints typically require non-obvious trade-offs in performance, power consumption, cost, and reliability. The researchers are particularly interested in how changes in the underlying technology, such as the trend towards smaller feature sizes in VLSI circuits and new types of technologies, affect how computer systems will be designed in the future. They are working on several interrelated projects in this broad area, including the development of techniques to statistically evaluate large design spaces, studying how spintronics components might be used to design computer systems, and determining whether approximation techniques can help scale up large parallel systems.