The Computer Architecture and Power-Aware Systems Research Group investigates techniques
at the microarchitectural, systems and circuits levels for improving the performance,
energy-efficiency and reliability of modern microprocessors and memory systems.
The Computer Systems Research Group is engaged in experimental systems research in
the areas of networking, network processors, real-time network security, real-time
embedded systems, operating systems and large-scale visualization. The research involves
the design and implementation of actual prototype systems that work as opposed to
investigations that just use simulations and models. Networking protocols and real-time
file systems developed by this group are being commercialized.
The Real-Time Systems Laboratory investigates key real-time computing issues, such
as real-time data management, cyber physical systems, and Internet of Things, which
are becoming increasingly important in everyday life. More specifically, effective
scheduling, resource management, energy efficiency, wireless sensing and control,
IoT applications, and security/privacy issues are investigated.
The VLSI CAD group focuses on the physical design of high performance integrated circuits.
The group is best known for the development of the fractional cut-based feng shui
mixed-size placement tool and the associated legalization and detailed placement methods.
Other innovations from the group include non-Manhattan routing architectures, fast
topology based interconnect analysis methods and an effective approach to voltage
Operating Systems, Networking, and Distributed Systems
The group's focus is on several different areas of research in software infrastructure
for Cloud Computing and Big Data technologies. Faculty and student group members are
undertaking projects to adapt Apache Software Foundation technologies for use in science
gateways, and optimize Big Data technologies for various real-world use case scenarios.
The OSNET lab's research is focused on building and evaluating real-world high-performance
systems software. Projects span various aspects of operating systems, distributed
systems and wireless as well as wired networks. Current research projects include
distributed cluster resource virtualization, modeling channel characteristics for
wireless mesh and ad hoc networks and multi-resource scheduling for real-time systems.
The Data Mining Research Laboratory focuses on scalable data analysis techniques for
mining large and complex data from emerging real-world domains with application in
bioinformatics and computer security. Recent research topics include high-dimensional
data preprocessing, streaming data mining, gene expression analysis, genetic regulatory
networks, protein structure prediction and glioma migration study.
The mission of this laboratory is to conduct world-class research in the general area
of database and information retrieval systems. In recent years, this lab's research
has been focused mainly on Web-based search technology. In particular, conducting
research on scalable metasearching technology for providing unified access to the
many information sources on the Web.
Graphics, Image Processing and Vision
Graphics and Image Computing (GAIC) Laboratory[Lijun Yin] The GAIC laboratory features research projects in areas of computer graphics, computer
vision and image processing. Recent topics include face analysis, motion tracking,
modeling and animation, biometrics computing, view-dependent rendering, 3D range data
analysis and medical imaging. The GAIC is also interested in areas of human affects
computing and expression analysis.
Multimedia Research Laboratory[Mark Zhang] The Multimedia Research Laboratory conducts research projects across a broad range
of areas including computer vision and image understanding, multimedia and data mining,
and knowledge discovery. The laboratory's research has been substantially recognized
in both intellectual merits and broader impacts.
Secure Systems and Software (S3) Group[Ghose, Gopalan, Kang, Ponomarev, Yan,Yang and Yin] The S3 Group conducts research in information and computer systems security, with
focus on developing applied technologies for secure and trustworthy real-world systems.
Members of our group have ongoing research projects in the areas of operating system
and virtual machine security, wireless and data center network security, security
policies and policy analysis, remote authentication of code execution, secure chip
architecture, provenance security, and privacy.