Lorri (Gengyu) Rao

They/Them | PhD Student | Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

I am currently a PhD student at University of Southern California, advised by Xuehai Qian.

Please refer to our group’s webpage for my research.


Feb 1, 2022 One paper published in asplos.
Jul 1, 2021 One paper published in TOCS.
Aug 1, 2020 Joined Xuehai Qian’s group at USC as a PhD student
Jun 1, 2020 Graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a bachelor degree in computer science



  1. SparseCore: stream ISA and processor specialization for sparse computation
    Rao, Gengyu, Chen, Jingji, Yik, Jason, and Qian, Xuehai
    In Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems 2022


  1. Distributed Graph Processing System and Processing-in-memory Architecture with Precise Loop-carried Dependency Guarantee
    Zhuo, Youwei, Chen, Jingji, Rao, Gengyu, Luo, Qinyi, Wang, Yanzhi, Yang, Hailong, Qian, Depei, and Qian, Xuehai
    ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS) 2021


  1. IntersectX: An Accelerator for Graph Mining
    Rao, Gengyu, Chen, Jingji, and Qian, Xuehai
    arXiv e-prints 2020