News

  • [04/2020] I will serve as in the technical program committee of ICCAD 2020 and the session chair of DAC 2020.
  • [03/2020] I am promoted to Senior Research Scientist and Tech Lead in Facebook On-Device AI group leading the effort on building efficient neural networks for Facebook AR/VR applications.
  • [02/2020] Our work with Univeristy of Notre Dame and Georgia Tech on neural network and hardware co-optimization through joint architecture search is accepted by DAC 2020.
  • [10/2019] Two papers on energy-efficient neural network algorithm and hardware are accepted by NeurIPs EMC2 Workshop. The full papers available on Arxiv.
  • [05/2019] I receive the Margarida Jacome Outstanding Dissertation Prize from the ECE Department of UT Austin. Cheers!
  • [03/2019] I receive the EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award. Cheers!
  • [11/2018] I will serve in the technical program committee in HOST 2019.
  • [11/2018] Two papers on hotspot detection are accepted by ASPDAC 2019 and DATE 2019. Cheers!
  • [09/2018] I joined Facebook working on energy-efficient deep learning acceleration.
  • [08/2018] I successfully defended my dissertation. Cheers!

Research Interest

Efficient DL on the Edge

  • Efficient hardware architecture for DL acceleration
  • Hardware/Network Co-Design and Co-Optimization
  • Pruning, Quantization, Architecture Search

Hardware Reliability

  • Single event upset
  • Random Telegraph Noise
  • Negative Bias Temperature Instability

Working Experience

Senior Research Scientist

  • Facebook On-Device AI, 09/2018 - Present
  • Energy-efficient deep learning acceleration

Research Intern

  • Arm Inc, summer 2017
  • Mentor: Vikas Chandra, Liangzhen Lai
  • Privacy-preserving deep learning

Research Intern

  • Arm Inc, summer 2016
  • Mentor: Vikas Chandra, Liangzhen Lai
  • System security evaluation

R&D Intern

  • Cadence Design Inc, summer 2014
  • Mentor: Sharad Mehrotra
  • Fast timing analysis engine

Education

Ph.D.

  • 2016 - 2018
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • The University of Texas at Austin

Master of Science

  • 2013 - 2015
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Science

  • 2009 - 2013
  • Microelectronics
  • Peking University

Honors

  • Margarida Jacome Outstanding Dissertation Prize - by UT Austin 2019
  • EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award - by EDAA 2019
  • Best Paper Award - by ACM GLSVLSI 2018
  • First place at ACM Student Research Competition - by ACM 2018
  • Best Poster (Presentation) Award at ASPDAC Student Research Forum - by ACM SIGDA 2018
  • Gold Medal at Design Automation Student Research Competition - by ACM SIGDA 2017
  • Best Paper Award - by HOST 2017
  • Cockrell School Graduate Student Fellowship - by University of Texas at Austin 2013
  • Pacemaker to Merit Student - by Peking University 2012
  • Merit Student - by Peking University 2012
  • Yang Fuqing and Wang Yangyuan Academician Scholarship - by Peking University 2011
  • Li Yanhong Baidu Scholarship - by Peking University 2010

Publications

Preprint

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012