Embedded System Design Challenge

October 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Embedded System Design Challenge

February, 18, 2017

  • What to do: Optimized design/implementation of “Faster RCNN”
  • How to win: Minimize Energy Concumption
    • Satisfying recognition rate constraint, and
    • Satisfying real-time performance constraint
  • Platform? There are two.
    • Mobile AP (including mobile GPU): Odroid XU4, or
    • BYOB (Bring Your Own Board): anything is okay… (Hardware/software co-design including FPGA, DSP, ASIC, etc.)
    • No network connection allowed
  • Prize: cash prize, internship opportunity, paper recommendation, etc.
  • Interested? Apply here: https://sites.google.com/site/esdc2017/
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Paper accepted to ASP-DAC 2017

October 10th, 2016 Comments off

A paper titled “Scalable Stochastic-Computing Accelerator for Convolutional Neural Networks” authored by Hyeonuk Sim and others is accepted to the 22nd Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC 2017), to be held in Tokyo, Japan in January, 2017. Congratulations!

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Aidyn Zhakatayev

September 20th, 2016 Comments off

Aidyn Zhakatayev

Aidyn Zhakatayev started his M.S. program in September, 2016. He majored in EE with a double major in CSE from UNIST, which should give him a perfect background for his research into various aspects of stochastic computing and deep neural networks. He enjoys football, and is from Kazakstan.

He is the first author of a paper presented at Design Automation Conference, June 2018. After graduation he joined Deeplite, an AI-driven deep neural network optimizer company, in Montréal, Canada.

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Daewoo Kim

September 3rd, 2016 Comments off

Daewoo Kim

Daewoo Kim joined the lab in August, 2016 for his M.S. program staring in Fall, 2016. He has a CS background but is also very competent in various areas of hardware design including processor design, accelerator design for emerging application such as deep learning, and high level synthesis.

After graduation he joined LG Electronics, in the Home Appliance Division, in Guro-gu, Seoul, Korea.

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Joint-lab Workshop between UNIST & SNU

May 21st, 2016 Comments off

snu joint-workshop

We had a joint-lab workshop with SNU last Friday, May 20. The photo is at the Gwanak-mountain hiking right after the workshop.

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Paper accepted to DAC 2016

February 22nd, 2016 Comments off

DAC is the premiere conference in the area of design automation and embedded systems optimization.

For DAC 2016, we are presenting a paper titled “Dynamic Energy-Accuracy Trade-off Using Stochastic Computing in Deep Neural Networks”, which is in collaboration with Prof. Choi’s group at SNU.  Congratulations!

DAC 2016


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Congrats! Samsung Human Tech Paper Award

February 15th, 2016 Comments off


Atul Rahman and other members (Hyeon Uk Sim and Dong Nguyen) of the Renew Lab have won the highly competitive Samsung Human Tech Paper Award. The paper is titled “Efficient FPGA Acceleration of Convolutional DNNs Using 3D Compute Array”, and the only entry from UNIST in the category of CSE (Computer Science and Engineering). The award is extremely selective, and the acceptance rate was only about 6% this year.

This is the first time this award was given to School of ECE, UNIST, though there are three other teams from the school who won the award, all in different categories.

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Paper accepted to DATE 2016

November 12th, 2015 Comments off

The ICCL lab at UNIST has one paper accepted to the 2016 Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference, to be held in Dresden, Germany, March 14 ~ 18, 2016. Following is the information of the accepted paper:

  • Title: Efficient FPGA Acceleration of Convolutional DNNs Using Logical 3D Compute Array
  • Authors: Atul Rahman, Jongeun Lee and Kiyoung Choi


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Paper accepted to CGO 2016

November 11th, 2015 Comments off

The ICCL lab has one paper accepted to the 2016 International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO), to be held in Barcelona, Spain, March 12 ~ 18, 2016. The following is the information of the accepted paper:

  • Title: Communication-aware Multi-GPU Mapping for Stream Graphs
  • Authors: Dong Nguyen and Jongeun Lee


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ICCL members

June 4th, 2015 Comments off

ICCL members in front of Engineering Building 2.

ICCL Members in front of Engineering Building 2, on a beautiful day in May.

Tip: You can watch more pictures like this in Categories | Album.

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