Sustainable Computing Laboratory (SCL)

The mission of Sustainable Computing Laboratory is to address reliability and security challenges emerged in problems at device, circuit and system scales. Supported by federal agencies including National Science Foundation and Air Force Research Lab, and industry companies including IBM, Intel, ITRI and Ameren, we focus on four research themes:


Dr. Yiyu Shi

Dr. Yiyu Shi is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, the site director of National Science Foundation I/UCRC Alternative and Sustainable Intelligent Computing, and the director of the Sustainable Computing Lab (SCL). He is also a visiting scientist at Boston Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric program of Harvard Medical School. He received his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2005, the M.S and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007 and 2009 respectively. His current research interests focus on hardware intelligence and biomedical applications. In recognition of his research, more than a dozen of his papers have been nominated for or awarded as the best paper in top journals and conferences, including the 2021 IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design Donald O Pederson Best Paper Award. He is also the recipient of Facebook Research Award, IBM Invention Achievement Award, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Faculty Invitation Fellowship, Humboldt Research Fellowship, IEEE St. Louis Section Outstanding Educator Award, Academy of Science (St. Louis) Innovation Award, Missouri S&T Faculty Excellence Award, NSF CAREER Award, IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award, the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, and IEEE Computer Society Mid-Career Research Achievement Award. He has served on the technical program committee of many international conferences. He is the deputy editor-in-chief of IEEE VLSI CAS Newsletter, and an associate editor of various IEEE and ACM journals. He is an IEEE CEDA distinguished lecturer and an ACM distinguished speaker.

(You can find his updated CV here: Download CV )




[2019/12] Lei Yang and Weiwen Jiang’s paper "Co-Exploring Neural Architecture and Network-on-Chip Design for Real-Time Artificial Intelligence” is nominated for Best Paper Award at ASPDAC’20.

[2019/11] Prof. Yiyu Shi receives 2019 IEEE Computer Society TCLVSI Mid-Career Award for his contribution on hardware/software co-exploration for neural architecture design and acceleration.

[2019/10] Dr. Lei Yang joins the SCL as a postdoctoral scholar. Welcome!