Hi, I am David (Seungwon) Min. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advised by Prof. Wen-mei Hwu.
My research focus mainly lies in the accelerator-centric data communication architecture. I am particularly interested in improving the data transfer efficiency of heterogeneous CPU-GPU or CPU-FPGA system in multiple levels, including hardware interconnect, operating system, and application.
During my Ph.D., I interned twice at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, focusing on improving the data transfer efficiency between IBM POWER CPU and FPGA over Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI).
In general, I like learning the behavior of existing hardware in-depth, and I developed several FPGA-based probing logics for my research projects. I quite enjoy prototyping proof-of-concept designs on FPGA and closely monitoring/manipulating hardware and software interactions. Rather than solely relying on software space exploration, I find having more hands-on experience with hardware gives a better research outcome.