Members of HPLP

Mircea Stan

Mircea R.Stan leads the High-Performance Low-Power (HPLP) lab and is an associate director of the Center for Automata Processing (CAP). He teaches...

Postdocs

  • Tommy, J, Tracy II, Ph.D

    Tommy, J, Tracy II, Ph.D

    Postdoc, HPLP member since Fall’12


    Previous Education:

    B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, 2010; M.E. Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, 2014; Ph.D. Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, 2019

    Research Interests:

    Computer Architecture, Automata Computing, Software Defined Radio, Machine Learning

    Interests Outside of the Lab:

    Hiking, traveling, fountain pens, video games, movies, reading

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Graduates

  • Sergiu Mosanu

    Sergiu Mosanu

    Ph.D student, HPLP member since Spring’15


    Previous Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jacobs University Bremen; Master of Science in Information and Media Technologies, Hamburg University of Technology

    Research Interests:

    FPGAs for reconfigurable spatial acceleration, hardware emulation

    Interests Outside of the Lab:

    Cloud computing, machine learning, medical applications

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  • Vaibhav Verma

    Vaibhav Verma

    Ph.D student, HPLP member since Fall’16


    Previous Education:

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honors)in Electrical and Electronics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science – Pilani

    Research Interests:

    Low-power VLSI, Energy-efficient architectures, Processing-in-memory

    Interests outside the Lab:

    Hiking, volleyball, squash

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  • Junhan Han

    Junhan Han

    Ph. D student, HPLP member since Fall’17


    Previous Education:

    Hanyang University; Hanyang University

    Research Interests:

    3D IC design and cooling methodologies

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Travel, basketball, golf, cat

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  • Mohammad Nazmus Sakib

    Mohammad Nazmus Sakib

    Ph. D student, HPLP member since Fall’18


    Previous Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology

    Research Interests:

    Emerging memory device and architecture, Reliability

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Travelling, watching movies, TV series

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  • Robert E. West III

    Robert E. West III

    Ph.D student, HPLP member since Fall’18


    Previous Education:

    B.S. in Computer Engineering, VCU; B.S. in Mathematical Sciences, VCU;

    Research Interests:

    Microfluidic networks, microfluidic circuits, microchannel cooling, thermal simulation, 3D ICs

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Board and tabletop games, reading, cooking

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  • M. Ceylan, Morgul

    M. Ceylan, Morgul

    Ph. D student, HPLP member since Spring’19


    Previous Education:

    B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Istanbul Technical University; M.S. in Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

    Research Interests:

    Emerging Memory Technologies, Reliability, VLSI Design, Device Modeling

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Photography, Kamancha (Musical Instrument), Cooking

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  • Rahul Sreekumar

    Rahul Sreekumar

    Ph. D student, HPLP member since Spring’19


    Previous Education:

    B. Tech, TKM College of Engineering (India); MSEE, San Jose State University

    Research Interests:

    Mixed Signal Design, Ultra-Wideband Communication, Digitally Assisted Analog Circuitry

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Cooking, music, nature walks

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  • Elisa Pantoja

    Elisa Pantoja

    Ph. D student, HPLP member since Fall’19


    Previous Education:

    B.S. Electronics and Communications Engineering, Autonomous University of Nuevo León; M.S. in Microelectronics and Microsystems, Hamburg University of Technology

    Research Interests:

    Design and fabrication of printable electronics

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    New technologies, languages, gardening

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  • Joshua Fixelle

    Joshua Fixelle

    Ph. D student, HPLP member since Fall’19


    Previous Education:

    B.S. Engineering Science & Mechanics, B.S. Astronomy & Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University; M.S. Physics & Astronomy, Northwestern University

    Research Interests:

    Computer Architecture, FPGA Reconfigurable Computing, Processing in Memory, Hardware Emulation, Scientific Computing, Embedded Systems, Edge Computing, Computer Graphics, Archival Hardware Preservation

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    3D Animation & Modeling, Philosophy, Video Games, Reading, Rock Climbing

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  • Ersin Cukurtas

    Ersin Cukurtas

    Ph. D student, HPLP member since Fall’19


    Previous Education:

    B.S. Electronics and Communications Engineering, Sabanci University 

    Research Interests:

    FPGAs, Hardware Security, Processing in Memory, Real-Time Embedded Systems

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Fitness, Outdoors

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  • Akhil Shekar

    Akhil Shekar

    Ph. D student, HPLP member since Fall’20


    Previous Education:

    BoE in Electronics & Communications, Visvesvaraya Technological University (PES Institute of Technology), Bangalore, 2016

    Research Interests:

    Computer Architecture, In-Memory Processing, Near Data Processing

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Running, Quiz, Reading, Badminton, Squash, Trekking

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  • Jerry, J, Yin

    Jerry, J, Yin

    Ph. D student, HPLP member since Summer’21


    Previous Education:

    B.S. Material Forming and Control Engineering, Qinghai University; M.E. Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

    Research Interests:

    Low Power Circuits Design, VLSI Design, AI Hardware

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Watching Animations, Computer and Smartphone Games, Driving, Shopping

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  • Jaehyeok Jang

    Jaehyeok Jang

    Ph. D student, HPLP member since Fall’21


    Previous Education:

    B.S Electrical Engineering, Soongsil University

    Research Interests:

    Machine Learning Acceleration, Computer Architecture

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Travel, driving, weight training, web surfing, fishing

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Undergraduates

  • Nick P. Moon

    Nick P. Moon

    Undergraduate student, HPLP member since Fall’18


    Research Interests:

    Memory, Compilers, Machine Learning

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Game Development, Tennis, Quiz bowl

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  • Leila M Troxell

    Leila M Troxell

    Undergraduate student, HPLP member since Fall’21


    Research Interests:

    Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Reading, Baking, Soccer, Golf, Photography, Drawing

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  • Cole S Blackman

    Cole S Blackman

    Undergraduate student, HPLP member since Fall’21


    Research Interests:

    ASICs, Deep Neural Networks, Edge, Cryptography

    Interests Outside the Lab:

    Languages, Guitar, Biking, Martial arts

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Alumni

  • PhD


    Tommy, J, Tracy (CpE, PhD August 2019, First Employment: UVA)
    Patricia Gonzalez-Guerrero (EE, PhD July 2019)
    Alec Roelke (CpE, PhD April 2018, First Employment: BAE)
    Xinfei Guo (CpE, PhD March 2018, First Employment: Mellanox Technologies)
    Mehdi Kabir (PhD Dec 2016, First Employment: Northrop Grumman Research)
    Vidyabhushan Mohan (PhD Oct 2015, First Employment: SanDisk)
    Kaushik Mazumdar (PhD June 2015, First Employment: AMD Research)
    Runjie Zhang (PhD May 2015, First Employment: Oracle)
    Marco Barcella (Watson Health Program Director, Product Management at IBM)
    Anshul Bhargava (Verification Manager at Apple Inc.)
    Adam Cabe (Electrical Engineer at Sparta)
    Arnaud Forestier (DDR I/O circuit architect at Intel)
    David Garrett (Associate Technical Director at Broadcom)
    Joshua Garrett (Principal Engineer at Broadcom)
    Fatih Hamzaoglu (Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation)
    Wei Huang (Senior Researcher at AMD Research)
    Abhimanyu Kolla (Senior Director, Memory Technology Group at Xilinx)
    Avishek Panigrahi (CAD Engineer at Google)
    Zhenyu (Jerry) Qi (Staff Scientist II at Broadcom)
    Garrett Rose (Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee)
    Yan Zhang (Senior VLSI Design Engineer at Qualcomm)
    Matthew Ziegler (Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson)

  • Masters


    Pai Wang (M.S in EE May 2019)
    Mandi Das (M.S in EE May 2019)
    Minyan Gao (M.S in EE May 2018)
    Yung-Chih Chen (M.S in CpE May 2018)
    Theodoric Xie (M.S in CpE December 2017, First Employment: Falcon Computing)
    Ben Melton (First Employment: Eta Compute)
    Oshin Jakhete (M.E in EE December 2016, First Employment: GlobalFoundries) 
    Andy Whetzel (M.S in EE May 2015)
    Elena Weinberg (M.S in CpE May 2015, First Employment: Intel)
    Hui Jin Anderson (M.S in EE May 2012, First Employment: Unanet Technologies)

  • Undergraduate Students


    Xueyuan She
    Benjamin Ghaemmaghami
    Bill Zhang
    Nova Zhang