Research

Research projects in the computer systems lab span a wide range of areas, including

Asynchronous VLSI and Architecture:  the theory, automation, design and implementation of asynchronous (clockless/self-timed) circuits, architectures, and systems.

Computer Architecture and Security: improving computer security through design of new computer hardware features to meet today’s emerging security threats, including design of secure hardware-software architectures for servers and mobile devices, virtualization and cloud security, as well as novel security attacks and defenses.

Cryptography and Security: obfuscation, verifiable outsourced computation and secure computation.

FLINT: Certified Systems Software: practical programming infrastructure for constructing large-scale certified systems software by combining recent new advances in programming languages, formal semantics, certified operating systems, program verification, proof assistants and automation, language-based security, and certifying compilers.

Intelligent Computing Lab: algorithm-hardware co-design for energy-efficient and robust computing platforms for deep learning, neuromorphic computing (spiking neural networks) and related applications.

Mobile Networked Systems: wireless and mobile systems, including smartphone based visual communications, mobile traffic management, wireless video, and MIMO systems.

ROSE: Rigorous Software Engineering: programming languages, software verification, automated reasoning, and code synthesis.

Yale Systems Architecture Group: computer architectures, operating systems, and compilers for next-generation systems that process large amounts of data, like data centers, and more exotic ones, like brain-machine interfaces.

Some of the researchers working in computer networking are also part of a broader University-wide initiative known as the Yale Institute for Network Science that includes researchers from areas such as sociology, economics, political science, biology, physics, medicine, public health, and management in addition to computer science and electrical engineering.