• May 15, 2016

    Our benchmark paper for approximate computing, "AXBENCH: A Multi-Platform Benchmark Suite for Approximate Computing" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Design and Test, special issue on Computing in the Dark Silicon Era.

  • Apr. 1, 2016

    Our poster, "Neural Acceleration for GPU Throughput Processors" won the Best Poster Award in ARCHITECH (co-located with ASPLOS).

  • Mar. 15, 2016

    Our paper, "TABLA: A Unified Template-based Architecture for Accelerating Statistical Machine Learning" won the HPCA Distinguished Paper Award.

  • Mar. 7, 2016

    Our paper, "Towards Statistical Guarantees in Controlling Quality Tradeoffs for Approximate Acceleration" has been accepted for presentation in 43th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), Seoul, Korea.

  • Jan. 12, 2016

    Our paper, "General-Purpose Code Acceleration with Limited-Precision Analog Computation" will be recognized as an Honorable Mention in the guest editors' introduction to the Top Picks special issue of IEEE Micro.

  • Nov. 9, 2015

    Our paper, "TABLA: A Unified Template-based Architecture for Accelerating Statistical Machine Learning" has been nominated for Best Paper Award in High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) 2016.

  • Nov. 9, 2015

    Our paper, "TABLA: A Unified Template-based Architecture for Accelerating Statistical Machine Learning" has been accepted for presentation in High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) 2016 (Acceptance Rate = 22%).

  • Oct. 31, 2015

    Our paper, "GRATER: An Approximation Workflow for Exploiting Data-Level Parallelism in FPGA Acceleration" has been accepted for presentation in Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) 2016.

  • Oct. 13, 2015

    Our paper, "RFVP: Rollback-Free Value Prediction with Safe-to-Approximate Loads" has been accepted for publication in ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO).

  • Oct. 13, 2015

    Our paper, "Mitigating the Memory Bottleneck with Approximate Load Value Prediction" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Design and Test, special issue on Approximate Computing.

  • Sep. 22, 2015

    I gave a talk at Qualcomm Headquarter, San Diego about our proposal on "Bridging Analog Neuromorphic and Digital Von Neumann Computing" (check out my publications for the slides).

  • Sep. 2, 2015

    Our paper, "Neural Acceleration for GPU Throughput Processors", has been accepted for presentation in MICRO-48, 2015 (Acceptance Rate = 21.5%).

  • May 26, 2015

    I will join Rambus® at Sunnyvale, CA as research intern.

  • May 25, 2015

    Our paper, "Axilog: Abstractions for Approximate Hardware Design and Reuse", has been accepted for publication in IEEE Micro, special issue on Alternative Computing Designs and Technologies, 2015.

  • Feb. 16, 2015

    Our paper, "Prediction-Based Quality Control for Approximate Accelerators", has been accepted for presentation in WACAS 2015 (colocated with ASPLOS 2015).

  • Feb. 9, 2015

    Our paper, "Online and Operand-Aware Detection of Failures Utilizing False Alarm Vectors", has been accepted for presentation for GLSVLSI 2015.

  • Nov. 1, 2014

    Our paper, "Axilog : Language Support for Approximate Hardware Design", has been accepted for presentation in Design Automation and Test in Europe 2015 (Acceptance Rate = 22.4%).

  • Oct. 29, 2014

    AxBench -- Approximate Computing Benchmark -- open sourced by Alternative Computing Technologies (ACT-LAB).

  • Sep. 14, 2014

    Our paper, "Comprehensive Circuit Failure Prediction and Detection for Logic and SRAM using Virtual Aging, Sampled Redundancy, and Asymmetric Checkers", has been accepted into IEEE Micro Special Series on Harsh Chips.

  • Jul. 3, 2014

    Our paper, "General-Purpose Code Acceleration with Limited-Precision Analog Computation", presented at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) was nominated for consideration as a CACM research highlight paper.

  • May. 27, 2014

    Our paper, "Implementation-Aware Selection of the Custom Instruction Set for Extensible Processors", has been accepted into journal of Microprocessors and Microsystems: Embedded Hardware Design (MICPRO).

  • May. 15, 2014

    Our paper, "Rollback-Free Value Prediction with Approximate Loads", has been accepted into Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT).

  • Apr. 15, 2014

    Bradley Thawites and I won the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship'14 for the "Bridging Analog Neuromorphic and Digital von Neumann Computing" proposal. Only 9 teams out of 34 finalists (137 teams total) received this fellowship.

  • Mar. 24, 2014

    We presented our proposal "Bridging Analog Neuromorphic and Digital von Neumann Computing" for the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship'14.

  • Mar. 7, 2014

    Our paper "General-Purpose Code Acceleration with Limited-Precision Analog Computation" has been accepted into ISCA (Acceptance Rate = 17.82%).

  • Jan. 31, 2014

    Our paper "Methodical Approximate Hardware Design and Reuse" is accepted to be presented in WACAS'14 (colocated with ASPLOS'14).

    Our paper "Toward General-Purpose Code Acceleration with Analog Computation" is accepted to be presented in WACAS'14 (colocated with ASPLOS'14).

  • Aug. 15, 2013

    I have finally set up my academic blog. Here, I will be writing about various computer science and graduate stduent related topics or promoting other interesting articles which I have found informative and useful. Please check out my blog and leave your generous feedbacks.

  • Aug. 8, 2013

    Sean Kirkby, from UW-Madison news, interviewed me about international students', especially iranian, life in the USA. Here is the article.

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