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Using a Heterogeneous Multi-GPU Cluster to Support Exploration at Scale

ECE Professor David Kaeli and Assistant Professors Yanzhi Wang, Xue Lin, and Devesh Tiwari were awarded a $570K NSF grant for the “Acquisition of a Heterogeneous Multi-GPU Cluster to Support Exploration at Scale.”

ECE Team won First Place in ISLPED 2020 Design Contest

ECE Assistant Professors Yanzhi Wang and Xue Lin and their graduate students were part of a collaborative Northeastern University and College of William and Mary team that won first place at the design contest at ISLPED 2020 for their demonstration titled, “CoCoPIE: A Framework of Compression-Compilation Co-design Towards Ultra-High Energy Efficiency and Real Time DNN Inference on Mobile Devices.”

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Wang organized the ROAD4NN workshop at DAC 2020

Yanzhi Wang, assistant professor at ECE, organized the ROAD4NN workshop: International Workshop on Research Open Automatic Design for Neural Networks, at DAC 2020. Over 400 virtual attendees registered for the workshop.

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Yanzhi Wang Receives Army Young Investigator Award to Bring Deep Neural Network Machine Learning to Mobile Devices

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang has been awarded a prestigious Young Investigator Program Award from the Army Research Office (ARO) on ultra-efficient, real-time DNN acceleration on mobile platforms. The ARO YIP is awarded to outstanding scientists beginning their independent careers to attract them to pursue fundamental research in areas relevant to the Army, to support their research in these areas, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

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Producing Ultra-High Performing and Energy-Efficient Electronics

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, in collaboration with Massoud Pedram from the University of Southern California, was awarded a $500K NSF grant for “Advanced Circuits, Architectures and Design Automation Technologies for Energy-efficient Single Flux Quantum Logic.”

$1M DARPA Grant for Signal Processing in Neural Networks for Wireless IoT

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, Assistant Professor Pau Closas, Professor Deniz Erdogmus, Professor Tommaso Melodia, and Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang received $1M funding from DARPA for their project titled Signal Processing in Neural Networks (SPiNN) for Wireless IoT.

ECE Visiting Student/Postdoc Chen Pan to become an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

The ECE visiting student/postdoc Chen Pan (supervisor Prof. Yanzhi Wang) has accepted the offer as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, starting Fall 2020. He works on embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, and embedded AI systems.

Applying Deep Learning and Physics Modeling to Structures Subjected to Earthquakes

CEE Assistant Professor Hao Sun, ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, and CEE Professor & Chair Jerome Hajjar were awarded a $600K NSF grant for “Physics-Reinforced Deep Learning for Structural Metamodeling.”

ECE PhD Candidate Ao Ren to become an Assistant Professor at Clemson University

ECE PhD candidate Ao Ren, advised by Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, has accepted an offer as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University, starting Fall 2020.

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Running Deep Neural Networks on Mobile Devices

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang has developed technology to allow deep neural networks to run on a smartphone or similar-sized device.

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Wang Receives SRC Grant

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, together with collaborators at Syracuse University, received a $280K grant from SRC (Semiconductor Research Corporation), entitled “Reliable Perception and Control for UAV Navigation in 3D Space”.

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Wang Receives Supplement Grant for a NSF CPS Grant

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, together with collaborators at Syracuse University, received a $133K supplement grant for the NSF CPS grant, entitled “CPS: Medium: Enabling Multimodal Sensing, Real-time Onboard Detection and Adaptive Control for Fully Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems”.

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Wang Receives MA ACORN Innovation Award

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang received a 2020 ACORN Innovation Award from The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center for his project entitled “Real-Time Acceleration of Deep Learning Applications on Mobile Edge Devices”.

Ioannidis to Lead $1M NSF Grant for Real-Time Learning for Next Generation Wireless Systems

ECE Assistant Professor Stratis Ioannidis is leading a $1M NSF grant, with Professors Jennifer Dy, Tommaso Melodia, Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, and Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, to develop “Efficient and Adaptive Real-Time Learning for Next Generation Wireless Systems”.

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Wang Is Part of a Collaborative NSF Grant for Deep Neural Networks

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang is the Northeastern lead as part of a $1.2M NSF grant that is in collaboration with Xuehai Qian and Viktor Prasanna from the University of Southern California, to create a “FASTLEAP: FPGA based compact Deep Learning Platform”.

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Wang Receives $500K NSF Grant to Improve VR Streaming Performance and Bandwidth

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang (PI) has been awarded a $500K award from the National Science Foundation, titled “CNS Core: Small: Collaborative: Content-Based Viewport Prediction Framework for Live Virtual Reality Streaming.”

ECE PhD Candidate Caiwen Ding to become an Assistant Professor at University of Connecticut

Our ECE PhD candidate Caiwen Ding (advisor Prof. Yanzhi Wang) has accepted the offer as an Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Connecticut, starting Fall 2019. He works on hardware acceleration of deep learning algorithms, deep learning applications, cyber-physical systems, etc.

Providing Students with Access to Superconducting Electronics and Circuits

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang and ECE Chair Srinivas Tadigadapa were awarded a $300K NSF IRES grant for a “U.S.-Japan International Research Experience for Students on Superconducting Electronics.”

New Faculty Spotlight: Yanzhi Wang

Yanzhi Wang joins the Electrical & Computer Engineering department in August 2018 as an Assistant Professor.