email: wysem at cs dot washington dot edu
I am a Ph.D. student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. I am a member of the Sampa group and am advised by Mark Oskin. My primary field of research is computer architecture.
I am currently (WI'18) teaching CSE 351: The Hardware/Software Interface.
I spent all of 2017 on leave from UW CSE, working as a Post-Grad Scholar at AMD Research. My work at AMD focused on GPU architecture and microarchitecture optimizations for accelerating GPGPU applications.
I received my M.S. Computer Science and Engineering and B.S. Computer Engineering from the Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington in December 2015 and June 2014, respectively.
My (hopefully, but often not, up-to-date) CV can be found here.
Broadly speaking, my research interests are in the field of computer architecture. More specifically, my current interests revolve around general purpose parallel computing accelerators (e.g., GPGPU's and similar). I am interested in evaluating and re-architecting data parallel compute architectures in the context of scientific applications and the use of specialized accelerators within heterogeneous architectures and systems.
Aside from technical research, I also have interests related to computer engineering education and curricula. As the underlying technology of computing systems changes, how should that change the curriculum we provide and teach?
My past research has spanned a variety of topics, including data processing for novel DNA sequencing technology, modeling approximate computing techniques (see REACT), and the evaluation and comparison of a neural network accelerator on reconfigurable hardware using high level synthesis (see SNNAP).