Yi-Shan Lu

PhD Student
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Austin
yishanlu AT utexas DOT edu



I am interested in making parallel computing more accessible to programmers in different application fields so that more people can enjoy the performance gain from parallel computing. This involves programming languages, compilers, computer architectures and understanding of applications.

I work with Prof. Keshav Pingali in Intelligent Software Systems research group.


I would like to come up with programming models suitable for constrained optimization/constraint satisfaction algorithms. I am exploring such models by using Galois framework to parallelize graph algorithms from the following application fields.

Selected Publications

Please see here for the full list of my publication.

Conference Papers

  1. Vinicius Possani, Yi-Shan Lu, Alan Mishchenko, Keshav Pingali, Renato Ribas, André Reis. Unlocking Fine-Grain Parallelism for AIG Rewriting. In 37th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), San Diego, CA, November 5-8, 2018. [DOI]

  2. Chad Voegele, Yi-Shan Lu, Sreepathi Pai, Keshav Pingali. Parallel Triangle Counting and k-Truss Identification using Graph-centric Methods. In IEEE/DARPA/Amazon Graph Challenge 2017 at IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC), Waltham, MA, September 12-14, 2017. (Graph Challenge Champion) [pdf][slides][DOI]

Workshop Papers

  1. Yi-Shan Lu, Samira Ataei, Jiayuan He, Wenmian Hua, Sepideh Maleki, Yihang Yang, Martin Burtscher, Keshav Pingali, Rajit Manohar. Parallel Tools for Asynchronous VLSI Systems. In 1st Workshop on Open-Source EDA Technology (WOSET), San Diego, CA, November 8, 2018. [pdf]

Book Chapters

  1. Lu Y.-S., Pingali K. (2018) Can parallel programming revolutionize EDA tools?. In Reis A., Drechsler R. (eds) Advanced Logic Synthesis. Springer, Cham. [DOI]

Professional Activities