Xuehan Zhang


University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) Sept. 2021–present

School of the Gifted Young (skipped the last two years of high school)

Major in Computer Science


Genuine Computer Architecture
for Artificial Intelligence

Instruction set architecture: Investigating the development of specialized ISAs that enhance the execution of AI algorithms, while focusing on the balance between general-purpose computing and domain-specific optimizations.

Microarchitecture (organization): Exploring the design of microarchitectures that effectively support AI functionality, as well as organization mechanisms customized for the unique demands of neural network computation.

Hardware: Analyzing the impact of hardware technologies including GPUs, FPGAs and emerging memory, with a particular interest in the co-design of processors and accelerators that are tailored for AI applications.


Languages: C/C++, Python, Java, Verilog, SQL, Assembly (x86, arm)

Tools: Bash, Git, GDB, CUDA, PyTorch, gem5, LaTeX