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Cross-Layer Resilience

Cross-Layer Resilience
Yanjing Li (University of Chicago)

With enormous complexity and significantly increased vulnerability to failures, resilience to hardware failures becomes a key challenge for a large class of future computing systems, from embedded systems to supercomputers. There is an urgent need to overcome this challenge due to explosive growth in our dependency on such systems. In this talk, we present a cross-layer resilience approach, where resilience techniques are considered from early stages of system design and implemented across multiple layers of the system stack – from circuit and architecture levels to runtime and applications – such that they work together to achieve required degrees of resilience in a highly energy-efficient manner. 

Yanjing Li is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science (Systems Group), University of Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Prior to joining University of Chicago, she was a senior research scientist at Intel Labs. Dr. Li's research interests lie broadly in the area of computer architecture and systems, which include robust system design, energy-efficient systems, and emerging technologies. Dr. Li’s awards and honors include the European Design and Automation Association Outstanding Dissertation Award, the IEEE International Test Conference Best Student Paper Award, the IEEE VLSI Test Symposium Best Paper Award, and multiple Intel Divisional Recognition Awards.