Hardware Innovation Lab

We are innovating modern computing systems from various aspects of hardware design:
Circuits, Architecture, Systems, and Technology

!! Notice !!

CastLab is recruiting Masters and Ph.D students for 2020 spring semester! If you are passionate about the following subjects,  please send your resume and transcript to professor’s e-mail jooyoung1203 at kaist . ac . kr by 9/18/2019. We currently have openings for Government-Sponsored Scholarship and KAIST Program Scholarship (KEPSI, EPSS, LGenius). Please be noted that we don’t have openings for KAIST Scholarship.

  • Digital circuits, VLSI design, Domain-specific processors (ML, Big data)
  • Computer architecture and simulation, Hardware/software co-design, Design automation
  • Collaboration with international research centers (MSR, MSR Asia, U of Washington, SRA)

We also have an open position for post-doctoral researcher. If interested, please send your resume to professor’s e-mail.

AI Chip

Recently, machine learning (ML) becomes the hottest computing paradigm as it revolutionizes how computers handle cognitive tasks based on a massive amount of observed data. As more industries are adopting the technology, we are facing fast-growing demand for hardware support to enable faster and more energy efficient processing. Read More

Datacenter SoC

Cloud computing is rapidly changing how enterprises run their services by offering a virtualized computing infrastructure over the internet. Datacenter is a power house behind the cloud computing, which physically hosts millions of computer servers, communication cables, and data storages.Read More

Memory-Centric Computing

Traditionally CPU that executes arithmetic and logic calculation is the center of the computing systems while a few layers of memory are built around it to feed the data. However, as compute unit gets much faster than memory unit with technology scaling, it is no longer the most time and energy consuming part of the system. Instead, the cost of moving data to the locations where computations happen becomes the bottleneck. Read More

Secure IoT Platform

Internet-of-Things (IoT) connects billions of physical objects by harnessing them wireless communication with embedded electronics. While modern CPUs are somewhat resilient to sophisticated attack scenarios with software patches, embedded microprocessors in IoT devices are vulnerable even to known attacks due to limited computing and power budget. Read More