Welcome to the
System Level Design Group

Everything we do is about understanding and harnessing computation and communication in technological and natural systems. We believe in thinking out-of-the-box and discovering the path not taken when discovering "new things".

We challenge the status quo by bringing science and engineering together. Specifically, we develop methods and tools to explore various angles in system design. Our current topics of interest include, but are not limited to, embedded, biological, and social applications. Our topics target computational platforms of the future and go beyond traditional silicon platforms.

We illustrate our vision by exploring embedded, biological, and social applications. Our research results are highly visible, widely cited, and consistently funded. Would you like to join us?


  • Paper on modeling and experimental characterization of serratia marcescens dynamics published in Phys. Rev. E. Full paper available here
  • Paper on stem cells dynamics published in Nature’s Scientific Reports. Full story and paper available here
  • Paper on multidrug resistance reduction via quorum sensing inhibition presented at the 1st ACM Intl. Conf. on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NANOCOM), Atlanta, GA, May 13-14, 2014. Link
  • Paper on collective behaviors identification in Social Media to be presented at the 6th ASE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Stanford, CA, May 27-31, 2014. Link


    Recent Events

  • Keynote @ IGCC 2014 Sustainable Communication and Communication for Sustainability
  • Tutorial @ DATE 2014 Wireless NoC as Interconnection Backbone for Multicore Chips: Promises, Challenges, and Recent Developments
  • Keynote @ PATMOS 2013 Design of Future Integrated Systems: A Cyber-physical Systems Approach
  • Keynote @ NOCS 2013 Understanding Networks-on-Chip: A Decade and Beyond
  • Keynote @ SiPS 2012: Design of Future Integrated Systems: A Cyber-physical Systems Approach
  • Tutorial @ ASPLOS 2012: Power Management of Multicore Systems: Challenges, Approaches, and Recent Developments


  • Revolutionising Multicore Architecture Design

  • Carnegie Mellon's Radu Marculescu Wins Most Influential Paper Award

    Recent Awards

  •  The 2013 CIT Outstanding Research Award from the College of Engineering for seminal contributions to the modeling, design and optimization of network-on-chip (NoC) communication architectures for integrated systems 
  •  2013 Most Influential Paper Award: 10-Year Retrospective from the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference - J. Hu, R. Marculescu 
  •  2013 Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference Best Paper Award - Hiroki Matsutani, Paul Bogdan, Radu Marculescu, Yasuhiro Take, Daisuke Sasaki, Hao Zhang, Michihiro Koibuchi, Tadahiro Kuroda, Hideharu Amano photo 
  •  2012 IEEE/ACM Intl. Conference on Hardware/Software Co-design and System Synthesis (CODES-ISSS) Best Paper Award - Z Qian, P. Bogdan, G. Wei, C.-Y. Tsui, R. Marculescu 
  •  2012 International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS) Best Paper Award - P. Bogdan, S. Jain, R. Tornero, R. Marculescu 
  •  2012 D.O. Pederson Best Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems - U. Ogras, P. Bogdan, R. Marculescu pic1 pic2 video