Professor Jason Cong, Computer Science
Faculty Spotlight: Jason Cong, Computer Science
Professor Jason Cong's research interests include computer-aided design of very-large-scale-integration (VLSI) circuits and systems, design and synthesis of system-on-a-chip, programmable systems, novel computer architectures, nano-systems, and highly scalable algorithms. CEED undergraduate students have worked in Professor Cong's lab over the last few years.
Professor Cong (Left), SMARTS students, and Professor Glenn Reinman (Right) at the SMARTS 2010 Research Poster Session
This past summer, four students participating in CEED's pre-college summer program (SMARTS) had the opportunity to conduct research in Professor Cong's lab. Under the guidance of graduate student Ming Yan, Professor Alex Bui, Professor Glenn Reinman and Professor Luminita Yese. Their research, entitled “Parallel Programming of Medical Imagining Application on Many-Core Processors” focused on two techniques to program many-core systems: (1) concurrent collections CnC and (2) threaded building blocks TBB. Microprocessor designers have shifted to integrating more processing cores onto a single piece of silicon, which means that future application writers will need to learn how to coordinate these cores to provide high performance for their applications. The SMARTS students learned the basics of parallel programming, made use of the two techniques to parallelize a medical imaging application, analyzed the speedup obtained and suggested areas of further improvement.
Example of fluid registration used in medical imaging processing pipelines.