Associate Professor
School of Data and Computer Science

Sun Yat-sen University

Guangzhou, China


- 10/2020: Joined Sun Yat-sen University
- 08/2020: One paper got accepted into MEMSYS'2020

> About

Xianwei is an Associate Professor in Sun Yat-sen University. During 2017-2020, he worked in AMD Inc. (Research, RTG) on hardware and software designs for compute-optimized GPUs. He completed his Ph.D in the Computer Science Department at University of Pittsburgh, and obtained his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University. More info can be found in LinkedIn.

> Research

Topics: GPU, Memory System, HPC, Intelligent Computing, Simulation/Modeling/Profiling
Xianwei's research interests lie broadly in hardware and software co-designs to improve the performance and energy efficiency of computing systems. A particular emphasis is on memory system and GPU computing design around the critical aspects of latency, energy and bandwidth, etc.

> Publications

[ see full publication list ]
- Conference/Journal
§ [MEMSYS'20]. X. Zhang and E. Shcherbakov, DELTA: Validate GPU Memory Profiling with Microbenchmarks
§ [IISWC'19]. T. Ta, X. Zhang, A. Gutierrez and B. Beckmann, Autonomous Data-Race-Free GPU Testing
§ [HPCA'18]. A. Gutierrez, B. Beckmann, A. Dutu, J. Gross, M. LeBeane, J. Kalamatianos, O. Kayiran, M. Poremba, B. Potter, S. Puthoor, M. Sinclair, M. Wyse, J. Yin, X. Zhang, A. Jain, and T. Rogers. Lost in Abstraction: Pitfalls of Analyzing GPUs at the Intermediate Language Level.
§ [PACT'17]. X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, B. Childers and J. Yang, DrMP: Mixed Precision-aware DRAM for High Performance Approximate and Precise Computing
§ [HPCA'16]. X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, B. Childers and J. Yang, Restore Truncation for Performance Improvement in Future DRAM Systems
§ [DATE'15]. X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, B. Childers and J. Yang, Exploiting DRAM Restore Time Variations in Deep Sub-micron Scaling
§ [ISLPED'13]. X. Zhang, L. Jiang, Y. Zhang, C. Zhang and J. Yang, WoM-SET: Lowering Write Power of Proactive-SET based PCM Write Strategy Using WoM Code (Best Paper Award)
- Thesis
§ [PhD'17]. Addressing Prolonged Restore Challenges in Further Scaling DRAMs [slides (pdf), pptx]

> Miscellaneous

- Honors/Awards
§ [2019] AMD® Spotlight Award
§ [2016] Andrew Mellon Fellowship
§ [2013] Best Paper Award of ISLPED
§ [2009] Tencent® Technology Excellence Scholarship
- Services
§ [ERC] MICRO (IEEE/ACM Int'l Sym. on Microarchitecture) - 2020
§ [TPC] ICCD (IEEE Int’l Conf. on Computer Design) - 2020, 2019, 2018