The embedded systems and software group at UCSD is part of the Computer Science and Engineering department and spans research in various aspects of embedded systems hardware and software, particularly for microelectronic implementations. Our current projects include innovative processor architectures, VLSI design automation for billion-scale microelectronic systems-on-chip, aggressive parallelization techniques, architectural modeling and compiler optimizations for multiprocessor heterogenous architectures, fault-tolerance and manufacturing test for microscale and nanoscale devices, ultra low-power hardware and software designs, applications programming, systems software for sensor networks and systems, reconfigurable computing, and novel non-traditional embedded system architectures.
The Core Laboratories and Faculty
The embedded systems and software group is composed of three core laboratories and is affiliated with other labs in the computer science and engineering department, the electrical computer and engineering department, and CalIT2. Please check out each of the lab web pages for current news, publications, research projects, and contact information.
The Microelectronic Embedded Systems Laboratory is led by Professor Rajesh Gupta and is interested in most aspects of embedded computer systems and sensor networks. Some of our current focus is on energy efficiency across subsystems, location-aware computing, embedded sensor network and actuation, high level synthesis for system-on-chip designs, and developing novel systems using non-volatile memories.
The Synergy Lab is led by Dr. Yuvraj Agarwal and is interested in systems research that addresses energy efficiency and sustainability at all levels, from IT infrastructure to whole buildings. Our work revolves around developing systems that reduce energy consumption in mobile devices, PCs, servers, and up to HVAC and lighting in buildings.
The System Energy Efficiency Laboratory is led by Professor Tajana Rosing and is concerned with energy efficiency in systems of all sizes, from sensor nodes to data center processors. Our research projects span the range from ultra-low power energy harvested sensor nodes, to thermal modeling and management in system-on-chips, algorithms for power conservation in a wireless healthcare sensor networks and energy management in data centers.
The Kastner Group is led by Professor Ryan Kastner and is broadly interested in designing future generations of embedded computing systems. Of particular interest are non-traditional computing devices, reconfigurable computing for digital signal processing, and computer systems targeting marine science research.
Affiliated Labs and Faculty
The ESS group also works with other faculty members and their respective labs at UCSD.
- Steven Swanson – Computer Architecture Group
- C. K. Cheng – VLSI Design Lab
- Alex Orailoglu – Architecture, Reliability, and Testing Lab
- Andrew B. Kahng – VLSI CAD Lab
- Sorin Lerner – Programming Systems Group
- Vineet Bafna – Bioinformatics Group
- Ingolf Krueger – Service-Oriented Software and Systems Engineering Lab