Yakun Sophia Shao

 
 

Ph.D. Candidate

Computer Science

Harvard University

[CV]


shao [at] eecs [.] harvard [.] edu


Maxwell-Dworkin Lab,

Room 307, Brooks Group

33 Oxford Street, Cambridge

MA, 02138

 

I am a 5-th year PhD student at Harvard University. Currently, I am working with Professor David Brooks and Professor Gu-Yeon Wei on design space exploration for specialized architectures.


I am also working on the RoboBees Project, Brain team. We are building accelerator-based system to perform common bee workloads efficiently.

About me

Publications

MachSuite: Benchmarks for Accelerator Design and Customized Architectures,

Brandon Reagen, Bob Adolf, Yakun Sophia Shao, Gu-Yeon Wei and David Brooks

International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC), Sept 2014.


Aladdin: A Pre-RTL, Power-Performance Accelerator Simulator Enabling Large Design Space Exploration of Customized Architectures,

Yakun Sophia Shao, Brandon Reagen, Gu-Yeon Wei and David Brooks

International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), June 2014. [PDF] [slides]


Energy Characterization and Instruction-Level Energy Model of Intel's Xeon Phi Processor,

Yakun Sophia Shao and David Brooks

International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), Sept 2013. [PDF]


Quantifying Acceleration: Power/Performance Trade-Offs of Application Kernels in Hardware,

Brandon Reagen, Yakun Sophia Shao, Gu-Yeon Wei and David Brooks

International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), Sept 2013. [PDF]


ISA-Independent Workload Characterization and its Implications for Specialized Architectures,

Yakun Sophia Shao and David Brooks

International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS), April 2013. [PDF] [slides]

Presentations

Towards Architectures for the Next Decade: Modeling and Design of Hardware Accelerators,

Yakun Sophia Shao

Center for Future Architectures Resesarch (C-FAR) 2014 E-Workshop Series, March, 2014.


Accelerator-based RoboBee Brain Architecture,

Judson Porter, Yakun Sophia Shao and Michael Lyons

RoboBees Symposium, October, 2010.

Professional Experience

Research Intern, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY

July 2014 - Sept 2014

Research Intern, Intel Labs, Santa Clara, CA

June 2012 - Sept 2012

Tutorial

Research Infrastructures for Accelerator-centric Architectures,

Yakun Sophia Shao with David Brooks, Brandon Reagen, Kevin Skadron, Liang Wang and Gu-Yeon Wei

International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), June, 2014.

Posters

ISA-Independent Workload Characterization and its Implications for Specialized Architectures,

Yakun Sophia Shao and David Brooks

Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC) Annual Joint Review, October 2012. [PDF]


Power-Performance Modeling for General-Purpose and Accelerator-Based Systems,

Amanda Chih-Ning Tseng, Yakun Sophia Shao, Svilen Kanev and David Brooks

Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC) Annual Joint Review, November 2011. [PDF]


Accelerator Centric Architecture Design and Analysis,

Yakun Sophia Shao and Judson Porter

RoboBees Symposium, October 2010


Architecture Design for Fine-grained Hardware Acceleration,

Michael Lyons, Judson Porter, Yakun Sophia Shao, Simone Campanoni and David Brooks. [PDF]

Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC) Annual Joint Review, September 2010


Power, Performance and Portability: System Design Considerations for Micro Air Vehicle Applications,

Yakun Sophia Shao, Judson Porter, Michael Lyons, Gu-Yeon Wei and David Brooks

Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for Embedded Systems (ACACES), July 2010. [PDF]

Teaching Experience

CS247r Advanced Topics in Computer Architecture, Fall 2013, Teaching Fellow
CS246 Advanced Computer Architecture, Spring 2013, Teaching Fellow
CS141 Computer Hardware, Fall 2011, Teaching Fellow






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