Guowei Zhang (张帼玮)

I am a fourth year Ph.D. student at MIT CSAIL. My advisor is Professor Daniel Sanchez.

I work in computer architecture with experience in digital circuits. My current research focuses on making systems more data-centric, by transforming the memory hierarchy into an active agent that collaborates with processors to reshape computation and minimize data movement.


Guowei Zhang and Daniel Sanchez, “Leveraging Hardware Caches for Memoization,” in IEEE Computer Architecture Letters (CAL), 2017

Guowei Zhang, Virginia Chiu, Daniel Sanchez, “Exploiting Semantic Commutativity in Hardware Speculation,” in Proceedings of the 49th annual IEEE/ACM international symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO-49), October 2016
(IEEE Micro’s Top Picks 2016 Honorable Mention)
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Guowei Zhang, “Architectural Support to Exploit Commutativity in Shared-Memory Systems,” Master Thesis, MIT, June 2016
(William Martin Thesis Award for the best master's thesis in computer science at MIT)
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Guowei Zhang, Webb Horn, Daniel Sanchez, “Exploiting Commutativity to Reduce the Cost of Updates to Shared Data in Cache-Coherent Systems,” in Proceedings of the 48th annual IEEE/ACM international symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO-48), December 2015
(Best Paper Award)
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Guowei Zhang and Peter A. Beerel, “Stochastic analysis of Bubble Razor,” in Proceedings of the conference on Design, Automation & Test in Europe (DATE-2014), European Design and Automation Association, March 2014
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Curriculum Vitae

In June 2016, I received a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Before joining MIT, I earned a Bachelor Degree in Microelectronics and a Second Bachelor Degree in Economics from Tsinghua University, China (2014), where I worked with Professor He Qian and Professor Lei Zhang. I was also an exchange student at University of Southern California in 2013, where I worked with Professor Peter Beerel.

My curriculum vitae is here: English version or 中文版.

Contact information

Address: MIT CSAIL, 32 Vassar St, 32G-742
Cambridge, MA 02139