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 three research themes:


Dr. Yiyu Shi

Dr. Yiyu Shi is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering (concurrent appointment) at the University of Notre Dame, and the director of Sustainable Computing Lab (SCL). He was an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology from 2010 to 2015, where he was the site founding co-director of the NSF I/UCRC Net-Centric Software and Systems Center.

He received his B.S. degree (with honor) 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 include low-power design, three-dimensional integration, hardware security and renewable energy applications. In recognition of his research, eight of his papers have been nominated for the Best Paper Award and one paper have received the Best Paper in Track, all in top conferences (DAC'05, ICCAD'07, ICCD'08, ASPDAC'09, DAC'09, ISPD'13, ICCAD'14, ISPD'15, DAC'16). He was also the recipient of IBM Invention Achievement Award in 2009, 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, all in 2014, and the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2015 and 2016. He has served on the technical program committee of many international conferences including DAC, ICCAD, DATE, ISPD, ASPDAC and ICCD. He is also a member of IEEE CEDA Publicity Committee and IEEE Smart Grid R&D Committee, and an associate editor of IEEE TCAD, ACM JETC, VLSI Integration, IEEE VLSI CAS Newsletter, IEEE TCCCPS Newsletter and ACM SIGDA Newsletter. He is a senior member of IEEE.

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




[2015/6] I will move to the University of Notre Dame as an associate professor (with tenure) in Sept. 2015.

[2015/6] Congratulations to Tianchen and Tao for their papers' acceptance to ICCAD 2015!

Currently openings are available for
Ph.D. students interested in:

Preference will be given to M.S. students with strong background in maths (especially statistics or optimization) and/or C/C++ programming.

If interested, you may send an email with a copy of your CV and transcript to the email address listed above. Due to the large number of applications, not all emails will be replied.