Howdy! I am Tiancheng Xu, a 3rd-year Ph.D. student at Rice CS, working with Prof. Scott Rixner and Prof. Alan Cox.

Prior to Rice, I spent two wonderful years at University of Rochester CS (M.S.). I had great fun working with Dr. Yuhao Zhu, and I was fortunate to be instructed by Dr. Sreepathi Pai.

I completed my undergrad study in IoT at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. During my senior year, I worked with Dr. Xin Yang and Dr. Hien Nguyen Van.


  • An FPGA Accelerator for Genome Variant Calling PDF | IEEE Link | Code | News Tiancheng Xu, Scott Rixner, Alan L. Cox FCCM 2022
  • Mesorasi: Enabling Efficient Point Cloud Analytics via Delayed-Aggregation PDF | IEEE Link | Code | Talk | Slides Yu Feng*, Boyuan Tian*, Tiancheng Xu*, Paul Whatmough, Yuhao Zhu (*: Co-primary authors) MICRO 2020
  • Tigris: Architecture and Algorithms for 3D Perception in Point Clouds PDF | ACM Link | Code Tiancheng Xu*, Boyuan Tian*, Yuhao Zhu (*: Co-primary authors) MICRO 2019
    Best Paper Nominee

Research Artifacts

Services & Awards

  • Artifact Evaluation Committee Member, IISWC 2022.
  • Student Volunteer-ship: PLDI 2022/2021/2020, SPLASH 2020.
  • Ken Kennedy Institute Computational Science and Engineering Fellowship.
  • Steering Committee member, Computer Architecture Student Association (CASA).

Email: txu {AT} rice [DOT] edu