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Welcome to the SPEAR (Systems for Performance, Energy, And Resiliency) Lab!

The team conducts research spanning various areas of parallel and distributed systems including cluster management, interconnection networking, performance modeling and simulation, power and energy efficiency, and fault tolerance. Our mission is to unify systems and AI, where we are committed to creating software systems to expedite AI applications (Sys4AI) and exploring advanced AI technologies to tackle critical research challenges in computer systems (AI4Sys).

[PhD RAship/TAship] Multiple openings are available in the SPEAR Lab. If interested, please email your CV and transcript(s) to zlan AT or papka AT Heading link

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  • New DOE grant

    The project, Tachyon: Intelligent Multi-Scale Modeling of Distributed Resilient Infrastructure and Workflows for Data Intensive HEP Analyses (DOE), runs through August 2028, and involves five institutions:  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, University of Illinois Chicago, and University of California at Davis. Each institution received an equal share of funding, with a total budget of $7.5 million. [UIC CS News]

  • Responsible & Sustainable AI at IEEE WISC'23

    Zhiling was a panelist, along with scientists/researchers from IBM, Meta, and MSR, to discuss responsible and sustainable AI at IEEE WISC (Women In Services Computing) 2023 [link]

  • ACM SIGSIM-PADS'23 Best Short Paper Award

    Elkin’s paper has been selected as the best short paper at IPADS’23. This is a joint work between RPI, ANL, and Illinois Tech. Congratulations to Elkin@RPI!

  • Ph.D. Defense

    Congratulations to Xin Wang for successfully defending her PhD thesis in August 2023!

  • Ph.D. Defense

    Congratulations to Boyang Li for successfully defending his PhD thesis in July 2023!

  • Ph.D. Defense

    Congratulations to Yao Kang for successfully defending his PhD thesis in November 2022!

  • SC'22 Paper

    Our paper “Mitigating Network Contention with Intelligent Routing” was accepted by SC’22. Congrats to Yao!

  • Cluster'22 Paper

    Our paper “MRSch: Multi-Resource Scheduling for HPC” was accepted by Cluster’22. Congrats to Boyang!

  • IPDPS'22 Paper

    Our paper “Hybrid Workload Scheduling on HPC Systems” was accepted by IPDPS’22. Congrats to Yuping!

  • HPDC'21 Paper

    Our paper “Q-Adaptive: A Multi-Agent Reinforcement learning Based Routing on Dragonfly Network” was accepted by HPDC’21. Congrats to Yao!

  • WORDS'21 Paper

    Our paper “A Study of NPB and CANDLE on Commercial Off-the-Shelf Disaggregated Memory” was accepted by WORDS’21 (The 2nd Workshop on Resource Disaggregation and Serverless Workshop, co-located with ASPLOS2021). Congrats to Melanie!

  • IPDPS'21 Paper

    Our paper “Deep Reinforcement Agent to Scheduling in HPC” was accepted by IPDPS’21. Congrats to Yuping!

  • Keynote Talk at ICPPW'20

    Zhiling delivered a keynote talk at the ICPP SRMDPS worksop. Her keynote title is “Toward Smart HPC via Intelligent Scheduling”