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HPDA Lab at UMass Lowell

Lab Description

The High-Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) Lab exploits emerging hardware — such as Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), high-end CPU and Solid-State Drive (SSD) — to build high-performance systems for graph computing, machine learning, computational omics, numerical simulation and cloud computing.

We have won the Best Dissertation Award and are the Champion of 2018 Graph Challenge. Our papers have appeared at top-tier conferences, such as, HPDC '19, DAC '19, SIGMOD '19, SC '18, FAST ’18, FAST '17, SIGMOD ’16, SC ’15 and SC '12. Particularly, our graph traversal systems are ranked highly in both Graph500 and Green Graph500 organizations, which measure the performance and energy efficiency of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

For prospective students: if you are interested in conducting research within our group, please read our Prospective Students requirements webpage.

Recent News

  • April 2019 - SIMD-X is accepted to USENIX ATC '19 which has less than 20% acceptance ratio.
  • March 2019 - One paper is accepted to HPDC '19 which has around 20% acceptance ratio!
  • February 2019 - Our FPGA-accelerated graph traversal paper is accepted to DAC '19!
  • January 2019 - Welcome Santosh to our lab!
  • December 2018 - Our subgraph matching paper (i.e., CECI) is accepted to SIGMOD '19.
  • November 2018 - Our FPGA accelerated BFS work is accepted to FPGA '19.
  • November 2018 - Anil is awarded travel grant to present our paper at IEEE BigData '18. 
  • October 2018 - Invited to serve as a Program Committee member for HPDC 2019!
  • October 2018 - The first paper led by our lab is accepted to IEEE BigData '18 which only has 18.9% acceptance rate this year.
  • September 2018 - Invited to attend NSF CSR PI meeting with NSF support at Seattle, WA.
  • September 2018 - Awarded early career travel support to attend SC '18.
  • August 2018 - Amazon AWS research grant awarded.
  • August 2018 - We won the champion in Graph Challenge 2018!
  • August 2018 - Two papers (i.e., iSpan and TriCore) are accepted by SC '18, see you in Dallas, Tx.
  • August 2018 - Welcome Dr. Aamer Jaleel from Nvidia Research who visited our group!
  • July 2018 - We hosted the talk: NVM-based Secure and Persistent Memory Systems (pdf) from Prof. Yu Hua and Lossy Compression on HPC Scientific Data: 7 Findings (pdf) from Dr. Tao Lu at Ball Hall 301 on July 31, 2018!
  • July 2018 - We have received another donation (Quadro P6000) from NVIDIA, thanks NVIDIA!
  • July 2018 - Our group BBQ (picture).
  • July 2018 - Our group is invited to host a High-Performance Data Analytics project at 2018 Future Engineers High School Summer Camps ! Checkout the photos!
  • May 2018 - Hang Liu, UMass Lowell assistant professor, wins the Best Dissertation Award at ECE of GWU.
  • May 2018 - Hang has attended NSF CSR Aspiring Workshop with travel support from NSF.
  • May 2018 - Hang is invited to serve as a Program Committee member for NAS 2018.
  • February 2018 - Hang presented UKSM at FAST '18 (UKSM presentation slides [pdf]), UKSM is also open source.
  • January 2018 - Welcome Anil and Zhenlin to our lab.

Read about past news on our news page.