Welcome to
System, and
Algorithm lab!


Parallel Architecture, System, and Algorithm (PASA) Lab in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Merced performs research in core technologies for large-scale parallel systems. The core theme of our research is to study how to enable scalable and efficient execution of enterprise and scientific applications on increasingly complex large-scale parallel systems. Our work creates innovation in runtime, architecture, performance modeling, and programming models; We also investigate the impact of novel architectures (e.g., non-volatile memory and accelerator with massive parallelism) on the designs of applications and runtime. Our goal is to improve the performance, reliability, energy efficiency, and productivity of large-scale parallel systems.

See our Research and Publications pages for more information about our work. For information about our group members, see our People page.


  • 10/2019 Congratulate Luanzheng for winning the Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, because of his outstanding performance during PhD study!
  • 8/2019 Welcome Zhen Xie to join PASA as a postdoc!
  • 8/2019 Congratulations to Wenqian, Jie Liu, and Zhen for their SC'19 paper!
  • 7/2019 Attended Persistent Programming in Real-Life workshop in San Diego.
  • 5/2019 Anzheng and Jiawen went to Rio, Brazil (IPDPS'19) to present our papers. Enjoy the trip!
  • 4/2019 Attended SysML'19 with Jiawen, Jie Liu and Xin at Stanford.
  • 3/2019 Attended the annual non-volatile memory workshop in San Diego to present our work!
  • 2/2019 Congratulations to Wenqian Dong and Luanzheng Guo for their internship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
  • 01/2019 Welcome our new PhD student, Jie Liu!
  • 01/2019 Welcome Dr. Naoya Maruyama from Lawrence Livermore National Lab to visit the PASA lab!
  • 01/2019 Three papers on non-volatile memory were accepted in 10th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop.