Caiwen Ding

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Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
School of Engineering
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269

Phone: (860) 486-0006
Email: caiwen dot ding at uconn dot edu
Address: 371 Fairfield Way Unit 4155 Room 361, Storrs, CT 06269-2155

Caiwen Ding is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He received his Ph.D. degree from Northeastern University (NEU), Boston in 2019, supervised by Prof. Yanzhi Wang. His interests include machine Learning systems; computer architecture and heterogeneous computing (FPGAs/GPUs); computer vision, natural language processing; non-von Neumann computing and neuromorphic computing; privacy-preserving machine learning.

His work has been frequently published in high-impact conferences (e.g., DAC, ICCAD, ASPLOS, ISCA, MICRO, HPCA, SC, FPGA, MLSys, AAAI, ACL, EMNLP, IJCAI, DATE, ISLPED). His work on Block-Circulant Matrix-based Smartphone Acceleration received the Best Paper Award Nomination at DATE 2018; his work on ReRAM-based In-Memory Computing for DNN Acceleration received the Best Paper Award Nomination at DATE 2021.

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To prospective students:

I am always looking for highly-motivated Ph.D. students who have strong interests in FPGAs/GPUs programming (preferred),  or machine learning/deep learning, with full financial support. You are welcome to drop me an email with your materials such as CV and transcripts and mention my name in your application.

Recent News

11/2022  Jiahui receives Eversourse fellowships for Spring 2023. Congrats!

11/2022  Amit receives synchrony fellowships for Spring 2023. Congrats!

11/2022 Our team won first place in accuracy and fourth place overall at the 2022 ACM/IEEE TinyML Design Contest at #ICCAD, among 150 teams from 10+countries.

10/2022 Invited presentation at UConn AI Club.

10/2022 One paper is accepted by 2022 Medical Imaging Meets NeurIPS workshop (MedNeurIPS).

10/2022 One paper is accepted by 2022 IEEE BigData.

10/2022 One paper is accepted by 2022 HPCC.

10/2022 Invited presentation at UConn-Travelers Workshop.

9/2022 Invited presentation at UIUC AMD-Xilinx Center of Excellence.

9/2022 One paper is accepted by Nature Scientific Reports.

8/2022 Shaoyi and Hongwu receive GE Fellowship for Excellence for Spring 2023. Congrats!

8/2022  Shaoyi receives Eversourse fellowships for Fall 2022. Congrats!

9/2022  Xi receives Cigna fellowships for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Congrats!

8/2022 One paper is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC).

7/2022 Two papers are accepted by ICCAD 2022.


6/2022 Invited to serve on EMNLP review committee.

5/2022 Hongwu starts summer intern at PNNL.

5/2022 Shaoyi starts summer intern at ByteDance.

5/2022 Shanglin starts summer intern at Synopsys.

5/2022 Hongwu receives the  Taylor L. Booth Graduate Fellowship, the highest honor for doctoral students at UConn CSE.  Congrats!

5/2022 Shaoyi and Shanglin receive UConn CSE’s Predoctoral Prize for Research Excellence. Congrats!

5/2022 Jieren receives UConn CSE’s Predoctoral Fellowship. Congrats!

4/2022 Our DAC 22 paper “A Length Adaptive Algorithm-Hardware Co-design of Transformer on FPGA Through Sparse Attention and Dynamic Pipelining” has been recognized as a Publicity Paper.

4/2022 Caiwen gave an invited seminar at UConn CEE 5030 Transportation Graduate Seminar.

4/2022 Invited to serve on the External Review Committee (ERC) for the 2023 HPCA.

4/2022 Nathan Choi has been admitted to the graduate program of UC Berkeley. Congrats Nathan!

2/2022 One paper “Sparse Progressive Distillation: Resolving Overfitting under Pretrain-and-Finetune Paradigm” is accepted by the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2022) main conference. Congrats to Shaoyi!

2/2022 Received two more (three in total) Alveo U280 Data Center Accelerator ($7,145 each) from the Xilinx University Program. Thanks to Xilinx!

2/2022 One paper is accepted by DAC 2022; Congrats to Hongwu and Shaoyi!

2/2022 We are excited to join the UIUC Xilinx Center of Excellence as an external collaborator.

1/2022 Invited to give a seminar at UConn CSE 35th Anniversary Lecture Series

1/2022 One paper “QuClassi: A Hybrid Deep Neural Network Architecture based on Quantum State Fidelity” is accepted by MLSys 2022.

1/2022 I am honored to receive a Research Grant from USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (Award No.: 2022-67023-36399) as Co-PI! Link

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