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Ph.D. Student

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

University of California, Merced

kwu42@ucmerced.edu

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Recent News

  • (10/2018) One paper, "Understanding Application Recomputability without Crash Consistency in Non-Volatile Memory" is accepted in MCHPC'18.
  • (09/2018) Kai is selected to receive student travel grant for OSDI 2018
  • (06/2018) One paper, "Runtime Data Management on Non-Volatile Memory-based Heterogeneous Memory for Task-Parallel Programs", is accepted in SC'18.
  • (05/2018) One paper, "Modeling Application Resilience in Large Scale Parallel Execution", is accepted in ICPP'18.
  • (03/2018) Kai is selected to receive student travel grant for ASPLOS 2018
  • (02/2018) Kai is selected to receive student travel grant for NVMW 2018, San Diego!
  • (01/2018) Two posters are accepted in NVMW'18.
  • (09/2017) One poster, "Characterization and Comparison of Application Resilience for Serial and Parallel Codes", is accepted in SC'17.
  • (08/2017) Kai is selected to receive NSF student travel fund for Cluster 2017, Hawaii !!!
  • (06/2017) One paper, "Algorithm-Directed Persistent Memory for High Performance Computing", is accepted in Cluster'17.
  • (06/2017) One paper, "Unimem: Runtime Data Management on Non-Volatile Memory-based Heterogeneous Main Memory", is accepted in SC'17.
  • (06/2017) One paper, "Performance Evaluation and Modeling of HPC I/O on Non-Volatile Memory", is accepted in NAS'17.
  • (05/2017) Kai will do summer intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory(LANL) in May.
  • (05/2017) One submitmissions for NAS 17.
  • (05/2017) Kai received UC Merced Bobcat scholarship.
  • (04/2017) Kai traveled back to China.
  • (04/2017) Two submitmissions for SC 17.
  • (03/2017) Kai is selected to receive student travel grant for NVMW 2017.
  • (01/2017) Happy Chinese new year !
  • (11/2016) Kai is selected to be student volunteer for SC 16 with travel fund. Go to Salt lake city !
  • (06/2016) Kai joined PASA lab!
  • (05/2016) Kai graduated from MSU!

About Me

Looking for a research internship in high performance computing or computer system in Spring, Summer and Fall 2019!

My name is Kai Wu (吴凯). I am a Computer Science PhD student in EECS at University of California, Merced, where I am a member of Parallel Architecture, System, and Algorithm Lab (PASA)and advised by Dr. Dong Li. Before coming to UC Merced, I earned my master degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Michigan State University.

Research Interests

My research broadly falls into general areas of high-performance computer system design (large-Scale parallel/distributed systems). Specially, I focus on the following areas:
  • Heterogeneous computing
  • Parallel programming models and runtime
  • Performance optimization and modeling

Publications

[SC'18] Kai Wu, Jie Ren and Dong Li. "Runtime Data Management on Non-Volatile Memory-based Heterogeneous Memory for Task-Parallel Programs". In 30th ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2018.
[ICPP'18] Kai Wu, Wenqian Dong, Qiang Guan, Nathan Debardeleben and Dong Li. "Modeling Application Resilience in Large Scale Parallel Execution". In 47th International Conference on Parallel Processing.
[MCHPC'18] Jie Ren, Kai Wu and Dong Li. "Understanding Application Recomputability without Crash Consistency in Non-Volatile Memory". In Workshop on Memory Centric High Performance Computing held in conjunction with SC’18.
[SC'17] Kai Wu, Yingchao Huang and Dong Li. "Unimem: Runtime Data Management in Non-Volatile Memory-based Heterogeneous Main Memory". In 29th ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2017.
[SC'17] Kai Wu, Qiang Guan, Nathan DeBardeleben and Dong Li. "Characterization and Comparison of Application Resilience for Serial and Parallel Codes". Poster in 29th ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2017.
[Cluster'17] Shuo Yang, Kai Wu, Yifan Qiao, Dong Li and Jidong Zhai. "Algorithm-Directed Persistent Memory for High Performance Computing". In 19th IEEE Cluster Conference.
[NAS'17] Wei Liu, Kai Wu, Jialin Liu, Feng Chen and Dong Li. "Performance Evaluation and Modeling of HPC I/O on Non-Volatile Memory". In 12th International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage, 2017.
[TR] Kai Wu, Qiang Guan, Frank Ober, Shari Hamlin, and Dong Li. Early Evaluation of Intel Optane Non-Volatile Memory with HPC I/O Workloads. Technical Report, PASA Lab.
Kai Wu, Jie Ren and Dong Li. "Architecture-Aware, High Performance Transaction for Persistent Memory" (In submission)
Kai Wu, Yingchao Huang and Dong Li. "High Performance Data Persistence in Non-Volatile Memory for Resilient High Performance Computing" (In submission)

Experience

Research Intern / Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(LLNL)
Mentor: Maya B Gokhale
May 2018 - Aug 2018

Research Intern / Los Alamos National Laboratory(LANL)
Mentor: Nathan DeBardeleben, Qiang Guan
May 2017 - Aug 2017

Graduate Student Researcher / UC Merced
Aug 2017 - Current

Teaching Assistant / UC Merced
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Professional Activities

  • External reviewers: IPDPS'17, Cluster'17, HPCC'17, NAS'17, SC'18, etc.
  • Student Volunteer: SC'18, SC'16.

Awards

  • Student travel grants: OSDI 2018, ASPLOS 2018, NVMW 2018, CLUSTER 2017, NVMW 2017, SC'16
  • UC Merced Bobcat Fellowship 2017
  • China National Scholarship 2013

Personal

I am doing sports like basketball, badminton, tennis, and hiking. I am always interested in great food!