Lisa Wu

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at UC Berkeley under the advisement of Professor Krste Asanovic. In my former life, I was an architect at Intel and then a research scientist at Intel Labs. I enjoy solving difficult problems surrounding compute. My research interests include computer architecture and microarchitecture, hardware-software co-designs, accelerators, and emerging application domains especially those in healthcare such as precision medicine.

577 Soda HallUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyCA94720     ✉︎lisakwu at berkeley dot edu

About Me



Accelerator for Graph Analytics.  

T.J. Ham, L. Wu, N. Sundaram, N.R. Satish, and M. Martonosi, “Graphicionado: High-Performance and Energy-Efficient Accelerator for Graph Analytics”. International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) 2016. Best Paper Award.



Database Processing Units (DPUs).  

L. Wu, A. Lottarini, T.K. Paine, M.A. Kim, and K.A. Ross. “Q100: The Architecture and Design of a Database Processing Unit”. Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) 2014. IEEE Micro Top Picks 2015.


Hardware Accelerated Data Partitioner.  

L. Wu, R.J. Barker, M.A. Kim, and K.A. Ross. “Navigating Big Data with High-Throughput Energy-Efficient Data Partitioning”. International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) 2013. IEEE Micro Top Picks 2014. ACM TOCS 2014.



Datatype Acceleration.  

L. Wu and M.A. Kim. “Acceleration Targets: A Study of Popular Benchmark Suites”. Dark Silicon Workshop (DaSi) 2012.

L. Wu, M.A. Kim, and S.A. Edwards. “Cache Impacts of Datatype Acceleration”. Computer Architecture Letters (CAL) 2011. Best of CAL.


Cryptographic Application-Specific Co-processor.   

L. Wu, C. Weaver, and T. Austin. “Cryptomaniac: A Fast Flexible Architecture for Secure Communication”. International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) 2001.