©2019 by Dingwen Tao

Lab Mission

The High Performance Data Analytics and Computing (HiPDAC) lab conducts research and development in the broad area of high performance computing and big data analytics. The lab mission is to develop techniques, design algorithms, and build software to improve the performance, reliability, and energy efficiency for large-scale computations and big data applications. The current research topics include (but not limited to) accelerator-based computing (GPU/FPGA/MIC), fault tolerance and resilience techniques at extreme scale, energy-efficient computing, scientific data analytics, compression algorithms and software, numerical algorithms and software, HPC simulations, and large-scale machine learning.

 

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR

 

DR. DINGWEN TAO

Dingwen Tao is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California, Riverside in 2018 and his B.S. degree in Mathematics from University of Science and Technology of China in 2013. Contact him at tao@cs.ua.edu.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

SIAN JIN (PH.D. STUDENT, JOINED IN FALL 2018)

Mr. Sian Jin received his B.S. degree in Physics from Beijing Normal University (BNU) in 2018. During his undergraduate studies at BNU, Mr. Jin received twice Scholarship of Beijing Normal University. He won First Prize in National Olympiad in Informatics (Advanced group) in 2012. He also won First Prize in the 12th China Adolescent Robotics Competition. Mr. Jin joined Computer Science Department at The University of Alabama in Fall 2018. His research interests include High Performance Computing, Compression Algorithms, Artificial Neural Networks, and Parallel Computing. Contact him at sjin6@crimson.ua.edu.

JIANNAN TIAN (PH.D. STUDENT, JOINED IN SPRING 2019)

Mr. Jiannan Tian received his bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Dalian Maritime University in 2013 and received his master's degree in Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2017. He finished his master thesis "Analyzing Spark Performance on Spot Instances". Jiannan Tian joined The University of Alabama in Spring 2019. He is interested in High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, Parallel Computing, Energy Efficient Computing, and general technologies for Big Data Analytics. Contact him at jtian10@crimson.ua.edu.

CHENGMING ZHANG (PH.D. STUDENT, JOINED IN FALL 2019, CO-ADVISED WITH DR. ZHE JIANG)

Mr. Chengming Zhang received his B.S. degree in Integrated circuit design from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2017. He respectively won the third prize and the first prize in the National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest in 2015 and 2016. He designed three digital chips for accelerating artificial neural network in 2018, and all chips were fabricated with standard 130 nm or 55 nm CMOS technology. Mr. Zhang joined Computer Science Department at The University of Alabama in Fall 2019. His research interests include High Performance Computing, Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Parallel Computing. Contact him at czhang82@crimson.ua.edu.

SULTAN ASIRI (PH.D. STUDENT, JOINED IN FALL 2019)

Mr. Sultan Asiri received his B.S degree in  Computer Information Systems from King Khalid University in 2014. He worked as a teaching assistant at the same university for two years.  He received his master's degree in Computer Information Science - Information Analytics from Gannon University in May 2019. His master research was "Bird species detection using Mask RCNN". Sultan Asiri joined The University of Alabama in Fall 2019. His research interest in High-Performance Computing, Big data Analytics, Deep Learning, Data mining, and Parallel Computing. Contact him at saasiri@crimson.ua.edu.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Cody Rivera (joined in Summer 2019)

Mr. Cody Rivera is an undergrauate student studying Computer Science and Mathematics at The University of Alabama from Fall 2018. He is also in the Randall Research Scholars Program, an honors interdisciplinary undergraduate research program. His research interests include computer science theory, algorithms, and high-performance computing. Contact him at cjrivera1@crimson.ua.edu.

Aashman Gupta (joined in Summer 2019, co-advised with Dr. Zhe Jiang)

Mr. Aashman Gupta is a senior undergrauate student studying Computer Science at The University of Alabama. He is from Phoenix but has spent most of his life in India. He is working on parallel radar data processing on HPC cluster. Contact him at agupta20@crimson.ua.edu.

Jack O'Donohue (joined in Summer 2019, co-advised with Dr. Zhe Jiang)

Mr. Jack GuO'Donohue is a junior undergrauate student studying Computer Science at The University of Alabama. He is working on radar data processing framework optimization. Contact him at jrodonohue@crimson.ua.edu.