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Paper accepted to DAC 2015

February 17th, 2015 No comments

Congratulations! Our paper “Optimizing Stream Program Performance on CGRA-based Systems,” authored by Hongsik Lee, Dong M. Nguyen, and Jongeun Lee (all currently at UNIST) is accepted to DAC (Design Automation Conference) this year. This work was in large part based on the work of Seongseok Seo, who graduated UNIST with a master’s degree one year ago. Seongseok’s primary work, which was presented at the last year’s CODES+ISSS conference, was about a light-weight yet highly effective hardware extension for mapping nested loops often found in DSP (Digital Signal Processing) applications. This work takes it to another level, developing application-level mapping strategies for stream applications with comparisons to GPU mapping results.

The DAC conference is frequently the highest ranked conference in the area of electronic design automation. It is also widely recognized as one of the most prestigious conferences in the electrical engineering and computer science discipline.

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Paper presentations at the 22nd KCS

January 31st, 2015 No comments

(Image from via google image)

The 22nd Korean Conference on Semiconductors (KCS) is one of the largest conferences held in Korea in the electronic engineering discipline. Last year KCS attracted about 1,300 attendees from academia and industry. KCS also boasts a strong technical program consisting of about 300~400 oral+poster presentations annually.

This year the ECL lab has three oral paper presentations, on high-level synthesis presented by Atul Rahman, coarse-grained reconfigurable architecture by Hongsik Lee, and application mapping for GP-GPUs (General-Purpose Graphics Processing Units) by Dong M. Nguyen.

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Welcome dinner

September 4th, 2014 No comments


Welcoming Atul!

Photo credit: Hyeon Uk took this photo.

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Paper accepted to CODES+ISSS 2014

June 30th, 2014 No comments


Our paper, titled “Flattening-based Mapping of Imperfect Loop Nests for CGRAs” by Jongeun Lee, Seongseok Seo, Hongsik Lee, and Hyeon Uk Sim, is accepted to this year’s CODES+ISSS (International Conference on Hardware-Software Codesign and System Synthesis).

CODES+ISSS is is a premier conference for embedded systems and hardware software co-design research, and held as part of ESWEEK (Embedded Systems Week) event, which also includes CASES (International Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems) and EMSOFT (International Conference on Embedded Software), along with a host of workshops and symposia. Congratulations again to those who did the hard work!

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Paper accepted to LCTES 2014

May 2nd, 2014 No comments


Our paper titled “Improving Performance of Loops on DIAM-based VLIW Architectures” in collaboration with SNU, was accepted for this year’s LCTES (Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems), a premiere conference on compilation for embedded systems. The conference will be held in Edinburgh, UK, in June.

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Asking Questions

March 26th, 2014 No comments

First I admit I myself am not a good questioner, especially in large lectures.

But I do realize the importance of asking questions as a means of learning and doing research, and encourage my students to do so (how?).

Here is a good article that may motivate you in that direction (see the bottom of the exerpt). This is on Leslie Lamport, this year’s Turing Award winner.


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Paper accepted to RAW 2014

March 8th, 2014 No comments

Our first paper on runtime binary translation is accepted to the 21st Reconfigurable Architecture Workshop (RAW 2014), held in Phoenix, Arizona, May 19~20, 2014. The conference is associated with the 28th Annual International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2014). Congratulations to Toan and others who have contributed to this paper!

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Best Paper Award at the 21st KCS conference

February 25th, 2014 No comments
Best paper award at 21st KCS conference

Yeonghun with Dongbu HiTek VP

Our paper titled “Selective Execution of Conditional Statements for CGRAs” by Yeonghun Jeong, Seongseok Seo, and Jongeun Lee is awarded Dongbu HiTek Best Paper Award today at the 21st Korean Conference on Semiconductors (KCS).

The Best Paper Award at KCS is very competitive and given to few select papers (about 10) out of 263 accepted papers/posters. With generous prize money, the award certainly carries a high prestige. 🙂

Congratulations again to those who co-authored the paper!


Yeonghun Jeong, Jongeun Lee, and Seongseok Seo, after the award ceremony.

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Yeonghun receiving best paper award

February 25th, 2014 No comments


For detail, please read this post.

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Korean Government Scholarship Program

February 19th, 2014 No comments

The UNIST Graduate School will open its admissions for the 2014 KGSP from February 17th through March 21st, 2014.

The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) under Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) is sponsored by the National Institute for International Education (NIIED) and is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students. The aim of this scholarship program is to promote international exchange in education and mutual friendship amongst the participating countries.


  • Application deadline: March 21st, 2014
  • Document Review: March 25th ~ March 28th, 2014
  • Interview: April 1st ~ April 7th, 2014
  • Final Result Notification by NIIED: June 17th, 2014
  • Entry to KOREA: August 25th ~ 27th, 2014
  • NIIED Orientation: August 28th ~ 29th, 2014
  • Korean Language Course or Graduate Program: Starting from September 1st, 2014

For further information, see this.

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