Description

ALCHEM (Architecture Lab for Creative High-performance Energy-efficient Machines) at USC focuses on computer architecture and system for important applications such as graph processing, machine learning, with emerging technologies such as ReRAM, Processing-In-Memory and Non-Volatile Memory, etc. Our research takes a vertical approach, which uniquely tackles the challenges by focusing on the interactions across multiple system stacks including applications, programming model, runtime/compiler, architecture and emerging technology. This approach fully exploits the opportunities that are not sufficient, or even possible if only one system layer is considered. If interested, please find more information from the summary of our research projects.

Research Projects

News and Events

Nov 2019
Five papers accepted in ASPLOS'20.
Nov 2019
One paper accepted in HPCA'20.
Aug 2019
A collaborative NSF grant (as the lead PI) awarded from SPX program to support my research on FPGA-based distributed training.
Aug 2019
New student Jingji Chen joined our group.
July 2019
One paper accepted in MICRO'19.
June 2019
Xuehai Qian won the inaugural ACSIC Rising Start Award.
May 2019
Xuehai Qian was elevated to Senior Member of IEEE.
Mar 2019
Three papers accepted in ISCA'19.
Mar 2019
ASPLOS lightning talk: Hop and SWlock.
Nov 2018
Three papers accepted in ASPLOS'19.
Nov 2018
Three papers accepted in HPCA'19.
Oct 2018
Youwei Zhuo was nominated for Microsoft Resarch Ph.D Fellowship.
Oct 2018
Qinyi Luo was nominated for Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship.
July 2018
Three papers accepted in MICRO'18.
Jan 2018
Received NSF CAREER Award.
Dec 2017
One paper accepted in PPOPP'18.
Nov 2017
One paper accepted in AAAI'18.
Nov 2017
Three papers accepted in ASPLOS'18.
Oct 2017
Three papers accepted in HPCA'18.
Aug 2017
New students Qinyi Luo, Gefei Zhang, You Wu joined our group.
Aug 2017
A joint NSF grant (as the lead-PI) awarded from NSF CSR to support my research on graph processing in embedded systems using Memristors.
Jul 2017
A sole-PI NSF grant awarded from NSF CCF to support my research on graph processing architecture.
Jul 2017
One paper accepted in MICRO 2017.
Apr 2017
One paper accepted in ATC 2017.
Feb 2017
My first NSF grant awarded from CCF (CRII) to support my research on NVM and GPU.
Jan 2017
Xuehai Qian is organizing the first Architecture for Graph Processing (AGP-1) Workshop at ISCA 2017. Please consider submitting!
Nov 2016
Two papers accepted in ASPLOS 2017.
Oct 2016
One paper accepted in HPCA 2017.
Aug 2016
Xuehai Qian is organizing a new Computer Engineering Research Seminar.
Aug 2016
New students Chao Wang, Youwei Zhuo and Seyedeh Hanieh Hashemi joined our group.
Jul 2016
One paper accepted in OSDI 2016.
Apr 2016
One paper accepted in ICS 2016.
Aug 2015
Xuehai Qian joined USC.