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 in the Harvard Architecture, Circuits, and Compilers Group at Harvard University. 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), Oct 2014. [PDF]


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

The Aladdin Approach to Accelerator Design and Modeling,

Yakun Sophia Shao

SRC TECHCON 2014, Sept, 2014.


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.

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.

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

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

Awards and Honors

Siebel Scholar, Class of 2015 - awarded annually for academic excellence and demonstrated leadership to 85 top students from the world's leading graduate schools
Best in Session Award, SRC TECHCON, 2014
Invited Participant at the Rising Stars in EECS Workshop, 2014






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