CANDLE: Computer Architecture and Machine Learning Lab

Welcome to the webpage of Computer Architecture aND machine LEarning (CANDLE) research lab at CSE, IIT Hyderabad!

We work on the intersection of many interesting areas, e.g., autonomous driving vehicles, computer architecture, processor architectures for machine learning, neural network accelerators, VLSI, high-performance computing, approximate computing, etc.

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  • 2019/11: Survey paper on reliability of DNN algorithms and architectures accepted in JSA.
  • 2019/09: Paper on group convolution accepted in VLSID 2020.
  • 2019/08: Survey paper on Deep Learning on GPU got accepted in JSA. It got covered by HPCWire.
  • 2019/08: Bhargav is co-guided by Dr Biswa from IIT Kanpur and he will spend one semester (Aug-Dec 2019) at IIT Kanpur.
  • 2019/07: Our survey paper on Micron's automata processor got accepted in JSA. It got covered by InsideHPC.
  • 2019/07: Dr Sparsh delivered an invited talk at Xilinx Hyderabad. Thanks to Mr Kishore for hosting!
  • 2019/06: Our survey paper on Xeon Phi is here!
  • 2019/04: Shraiysh Vaishay has been selected for summer internship at NTT-AT, Japan and Chander Shekhar has been selected for internship at University of Tokyo, Japan. Congratulations to them.
  • 2019/04: Our paper on Approximate Value Prediction in GPUs accepted in ICS 2019. This is a collaborative work with Dr Adwait Jog (College of William and Mary, USA).
  • 2019/03: Poonam has been selected for summer internship at Fujitsu, Japan. Congratulations to Poonam!
  • 2019/03: Subhrajit Nag has been selected for IITH-Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) joint PhD program. Congratulations to Subhrajit!
  • 2019/01: Survey Paper on Deep Learning on NVIDIA Jetson Platform is accepted in JSA!
  • 2018/12: Survey paper on mobile web browsing accepted in Concurrency and Computation.
  • 2018/11: Survey paper on Spintronic architectures for PIM and neural networks accepted in JSA.
  • 2018/11: Our recent survey papers have been covered by TheMemoryGuy website. Survey paper on Encoding techniques for reducing data-movement energy accepted in JSA.
  • 2018/11: Our VLSID 2019 paper is one of the 12 (out ot 84 total) papers to get invitation to submit its extension for a special issue of IEEE TVLSI.
  • 2018/10: Survey paper on FPGA-based accelerators for CNNs accepted in NCAA. It got covered by InsideHPC website.
  • 2018/09: Survey paper on DRAM reliability accepted in Elsevier JSA. It got covered by StorageSearch website.
  • 2018/09: Paper on ramifications of making DNNs compact is accepted in VLSID 2019.
  • 2018/08: Received funding from Semiconductor research corporation (SRC) for research on autonomous driving vehicles.
  • 2018/06: Happy to host Mr. Sanjeev from Swaayatt Robots for a talk on "self-driving technology in India".
  • 2018/05: Irfan is selected for summer internship in Japan under Sakura Science Plan. Congratulations to Irfan!
  • 2018/05: Survey paper on GPU security techniques is accepted in HASS. Our article on GPU security is covered in HPCWire.
  • 2018/05: Survey paper on branch predictor is highlighted on Survey paper on ReRAM-based NN architectures is highlighted on
  • 2018/04: Survey paper on branch predictor and survey paper on memristor (ReRAM)-based PIM and neural network architectures accepted.
  • 2018/04: We have an MTech (RA) position for Aug 2018 round of admission. Apply here.
  • 2018/02: Survey paper on security-techniques for non-volatile memory is accepted in Springer HASS 2018.
  • 2017/11: We have PhD position and MTech (RA) position for Dec 2017 round of admission. The PhD position is the prestigious "Intel PhD Fellowship". Deadline for application has passed.
  • 2017/10: Dr Sparsh's proposal for recruiting student on Intel PhD Fellowship 2018 is approved
  • 2017/10: Dr Sparsh gives seminar on "Improving Clarity in Paper-Writing". See the video recording here (3 minute onwards).
  • 2017/04: Dr Sparsh receives ECR grant from SERB.
  • 2017/01: We have formed CANDLE research lab. Stay tuned.