Welcome to XZ Group at Washington University in St. Louis! We work at the intersection of IC design/VLSI, computer architecture, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

LATEST NEWS:

One paper accepted by MICRO 2018 (07/18/2018)

One paper accepted by MICRO 2018 (07/18/2018)
An’s paper titled “Voltage-stacked GPUs: A Control Theory Driven Cross-Layer Solution for Practical Voltage Stacking in GPUs” is accepted by 51st IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO).

Two papers accepted by ISLPED 2018 (05/04/2018)

Two papers accepted by ISLPED 2018 (05/04/2018)
Xin’s paper titled “AxTrain: Hardware-Oriented Neural Network Training for Approximate Inference” and Liu’s paper titled “NNest: Early-Stage Design Space Exploration Tool for Neural Network Inference Accelerators” are accepted by ISLPED 2018 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design.

One paper accepted by IEEE JETCAS (04/30/2018)

One paper accepted by IEEE JETCAS (04/30/2018)
Xin’s paper titled “Joint Design of Training and Hardware Towards Efficient and Accuracy-Scalable Neural Network Inference” is accepted by IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems.

Prof. Zhang receives Outstanding Teacher Award (4/18/2018)

Prof. Zhang receives Outstanding Teacher Award (4/18/2018)
Prof. Xuan ‘Silvia’ Zhang is recognized for her teaching efforts and receives Outstanding Teacher Award conferred by the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis.

Prof. Zhang and the PiCar team featured on HEC-TV (3/8/2018)

Prof. Zhang and the PiCar team featured on HEC-TV (3/8/2018)
The bio-inspired low-cost autonomous robotic platform, also known as PiCar, is featured on HEC-TV. The platform is developed by a team of five Washington University students under the guidance of Prof. Xuan ‘Silvia’ Zhang and Prof. Humberto Gonzalez. In the interview, Prof. Zhang and the PiCar team introduced their motivation and the technology used in […]