Applications Driving Architectures Center

Reimagining How Computers Are Designed


ADA Fall Symposium 2020: November 9-13



Task Liaison Meetings

Calling All Task Liaisons

ADA Center students are presenting their research at online task liaison meetings each Wednesday. Task liaisons and other interested sponsors are invited to join. Registration is not necessary, but please visit our complete liaison meeting schedule for info on how to attend each meeting.

Eastern Time

Yi Li

Princeton University

PhD Student

Eastern Time

Sam Thomas

Samuel Thomas

Cornell University

Postdoc Researcher

- Efficient Computation on Always-Encrypted Data
Lauren Biernacki, PhD Student (University of Michigan)

Looking for interns or permanent hires?

Visit ADA's directory of students and postdoc researchers available for both industry and academic opportunities.

ADA Center News

Baris Kasikci Recognized as Rising Star by Intel

Prof. Baris Kasikci has been selected as a recipient of Intel’s Rising Star Award, which recognizes early career faculty who show great promise in developing future computing technologies. The program also fosters long-term collaborative relationships with senior technical leaders at Intel.

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Sarita Adve Gives Keynote at PACT 2020

ADA PI Sarita Adve gave the Keynote at the 29th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT). Her talk was called "Scalable Specialization: Applications, Architectures, and Interfaces."

Adve Fights to Offset Discrimination and Harassment in her Research Community

Thank you to ADA PI Sarita Adve for continuing to fight against discrimination and harassment in the architecture research community. Adve's work with CARES has gone a long way already.

ADA PI Baris Kasikci Receives 1.8 Million Grant for Ironpatch Research

Even the most advanced cars and other vehicles hide a rat’s nest of electronics—hundreds of processors and millions of lines of code that were designed separately but now must work together under the hood for years at a time. Keeping such a hodge-podge of systems updated and free of… Read more









As the computing industry struggles to maintain its historically rapid pace of innovation, the ADA Center, based at the University of Michigan, aims to streamline and democratize the design and manufacturing of next-generation computing systems.

The Center for Applications Driving Architectures, or ADA, is developing a transformative, "plug-and-play" ecosystem to encourage a flood of fresh ideas in computing frontiers such as autonomous control, robotics and machine-learning.

Today, analysts worry that the industry is stagnating, caught between physical limits to the size of silicon transistors and the skyrocketing costs and complexity of system design.

"The electronic industry is facing many challenges going forward, and we stand a much better chance of solving these problems if we can make hardware design more accessible to a large pool of talent," said Valeria Bertacco, an Arthur F. Thurnau professor of computer science and engineering at U-M and director of the ADA Center. "We want to make it possible for anyone with motivation and a good idea to build novel high-performance computing systems."

The center is a five-year project that includes researchers from several leading universities.


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