Computer Architecture and SysTems Research Lab (CASTL)

Address: 114 Milton Carothers Hall (MCH), Tallahassee, FL 32306; Contact: Dr. Weikuan (Will) Yu (yuw@cs.fsu.edu), 850-644-5442

Dr. Yu is always looking for motivated Ph.D. graduate students

Dr. Weikuan Yu is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University. He directs the Computer Architecture and Systems Laboratory (CASTL) with an 81-node heterogeneous GPU+CPU computer cluster. Yu has research interests on big data, high-performance computing, computer architecture, file and storage systems, and interdisciplinary research on climate modeling and computational biology. His research has been sponsored by NASA, NSF, DOE, ORNL, LLNL, Intel, Mellanox, NVIDIA, SolarFlare, Scitor, Alabama Department of Commerce, and Auburn University, and has won the 2012 Alabama Innovation Award and the First Prize in the 2012 Grand Finals of ACM Student Research Competition. Recent graduates have joined prestigious organizations such as Amazon, Oak Ridge National Lab, and IBM T.J. Watson (twice). For more information, please visit: http://castl.cs.fsu.edu/

Openings for Graduate Research Assistants

We have openings for 1-2 Graduate Research Assistants to work on projects in the area of high speed networking, file systems, and high-performance computing. Motivated students are encouraged to contact Dr. Weikuan Yu with their resumes.

Requirements are listed as follows:

• Good communication and inter-personal skills
* Self-motivated for research/development in computer science 
* Interested in learning new techniques/skills
* Courses taken in computer organization, operating system, and computer networks. 
* Programming experiences in Linux/Unix environment
* Students from under-represented groups (women and minorities) are encouraged
* System administration/configuration experience is a plus

Last but not least, please read one or two recent papers as listed in our publication page and share your thoughts during a discussion with Dr. Yu and his group.

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