Welcome to the HiAccel lab website, which is directed by Prof. Zhenman Fang. We work on customizable computing with specialized hardware acceleration. HiAccel stands for High-performance, High energy-efficient, High-level software-defined, Hierarchical hardware Acceleration architectures and systems. We are building our lab. If you are interested in joining the HiAccel lab, please refer to the recruiting page.

HiAccel Founder and Director

  
  Prof. Zhenman Fang

Current HiAccel Members

  Alec Lu, PhD student, since Sept 2018
  Transferred from MASc to PhD since Jan 2020
  Co-supervised with Prof. Lesley Shannon (Primary supervisor: Prof. Fang)
  Bachelor, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2018
  Papers: [C30, DATE 2023][C29, HPCA 2023][C28, ECCV 2022][C25, FPL 2022][C23, FPGA 2022][C20, FPGA 2021]
                [C19, FPT 2020][C14, FCCM 2019][J11, TRETS 2023][J9, TRETS 2022][J7, TRETS 2022]
                [A13, DAC 2022 LBR][A12, DAC 2022 LBR][A11, DAC 2022 WIP]
  
  Xingyu Tian, PhD student, since Sept 2019
  Transferred from MASc to PhD since May 2021
  Bachelor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2019
  Papers: [J11, TRETS 2023]


  Weihua Liu, MASc student, since Sept 2019
  Bachelor, Marquette University, USA, 2017
  Research Assistant, Marquette University, USA, 2019
  Papers: [C20, FPGA 2021]
  
  Kartik Samtani, MASc student, since Jan 2021
  Award: SFU Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship (GDES)
  Bachelor, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India, 2017
  Industry experience: Samsung and Texas Instruments, Bangalore, India, 2017-2021
  
  Moazin Khatti, MASc student, since Sept 2021
  Bachelor, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan, 2020
  
  Junzhe Liang, MASc student, since Sept 2021
  Bachelor, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2021
  
  Kenny Liu, Accelerated MASc student, since May 2021
  Award: NSERC USRA (Undergraduate Student Research Awards), 2021
  Bachelor/MASc combined program, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  Papers: [C29, HPCA 2023]
  
  Dilshan Sampath, MASc student, since Sept 2022
  Bachelor, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2018
  Industry experience: Synopsys Inc., Sri Lanka, 2018-2022
  
  Abdul Wadood, MASc student, since Sept 2022
  Bachelor, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan, 2019
  Industry experience: Alba Engineering Company and Turing, Pakistan, 2019-2022
  
  Manoj BR, MASc student, since Sept 2022
  Award: Mitacs Globalink Graduate Fellowship, 2022
  Bachelor, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, India, 2022
  
  William Xue, Accelerated MASc student, since Sept 2022
  Award: NSERC USRA (Undergraduate Student Research Awards), 2022
  Bachelor/MASc combined program, Simon Fraser University, Canada



Past HiAccel Members


Lab Facility

We have built a modern 10-node cluster that has 16 Xilinx Alveo FPGA boards, 4 Samsung/Xilinx SmartSSD FPGA boards, and 3 Nvidia V100 GPU boards.


Sponsors

We thank the generous funding from all sponsors (no specific order)!