Sampa is an inter-disciplinary computer architecture group that explores research crossing multiple layers of the system stack, from hardware to programming languages and applications. Our research is motivated by new device technologies and new applications. We are part of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. We work closely with the PLSE and Syslab folks.


Research Themes





Undergraduate Students

    Past Undergraduate Students

    • Wyatt Muntean
    • Artem Minyaylov
    • Evan Blajev
    • Xinyu Sui
    • Patrick Howe
    • Sandeep Chowdary
    • Justin Kotalik
    • Wei Lin
    • Chenfan (Frank) Sun
    • Felipe Augusto
    • Cody Ohlsen
    • Austin Arechiga
    • Zach Simon
    • Sui Pang (Beck)
    • Wenjie (Marissa) He
    • Yufang Sun
    • Chengfeng Shi
    • Tianchi Liu
    • Luyi Lu
    • Daniel Noteboom
    • Umaymah Khan
    • Joshua Yip
    • Collaborators

      • Alvin Cheung Assistant Professor, UW CSE Department
      • Preston Briggs
      • Simon Kahan
      • Ali Farhadi Assistant Professor, UW CSE Department
      • Visvesh Sathe Assistant Professor, UW EE Department
      • Sungpack Hong Oracle Labs
      • Michael Delorimier Oracle Labs
      • Shri Hariharasubrahmanian Oracle Labs


  • Djordje Jevdjic Postdoc 2015–2017. Now at Microsoft Research.
  • Brandon Holt Ph.D., 2016. Now at Apple.
  • Brandon Myers Ph.D., 2016. Now faculty at Iowa.
  • Jacob Nelson Ph.D., 2014. Postdoc 2014–2016. Now at Microsoft Research
  • York Wei B.S., 2015. Now at VMWare.
  • Katelin Bailey M.S., 2015. Now at Microsoft.
  • Brett Boston B.S., 2015. Now a PhD student at MIT.
  • Adrian Sampson Ph.D., 2015. Now faculty at Cornell.
  • Andre Baixo M.S., 2015. Now at ARM.
  • Eric Mackay M.S., 2015. Now at Amazon.
  • Ben Ransford Postdoc, 2013–2014.
  • Benjamin Wood Ph.D., 2014. Now faculty at Wellesley.
  • Tom Bergan Ph.D., 2014. Now at Google.
  • Michael Ringenburg Ph.D., 2014. Now at Cray.
  • Brandon Lucia Ph.D., 2013. Now faculty at CMU.
  • Hadi Esmaeilzadeh Ph.D., 2013. Now faculty at Georgia Tech.
  • Joe Devietti Ph.D., 2012. Now faculty at UPenn.
  • Emily Fortuna M.S., 2011. Now at Google.
  • Nick Hunt Now guiding at RMI.
  • Owen Anderson M.S., 2010. Now at Apple.
  • Angda (Andy) Chen B.S. 2008. Now at Amazon.
  • Cody Schroeder B.S. 2012, M.S. 2013. Now at Google.
  • Kristian Lieberg B.S. Now at Clean Power Research.


Our work is supported by the National Science Foundation, the state of Washington, the C-FAR Center for Future Architectures, DARPA, and generous gifts from Microsoft, Intel, Google, Qualcomm and NetApp.