News

  • [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!
  • [06/2018] Our work with Kaveh Shamsi and Prof. Yier Jin from UFL on TimingSAT: Decamouflaging Timing-based Obfuscation is accepted by ITC 2018. Cheers!
  • [06/2018] Our work with Prof. Bei Yu from CUHK on Split Manufacturing is accepted by TCAD. This is an extension based on our ASPDAC 2018 paper. Cheers!
  • [06/2018] Our collaborative work with Kaveh Shamsi and Prof. Yier Jin from University of Florida on the approximation resiliency of logic obfuscation is accepted by TIFS. This is an extension based on our HOST 2017 paper. Cheers!
  • [05/2018] Our collaborative work with Kaveh Shamsi and Prof. Yier Jin from University of Florida on logic locking win best paper award in GLSVLSI 2018. Cheers!
  • [05/2018] I received the first place in the ACM Student Research Competition and I was invited to ACM Award Banquet. Cheers!
  • [02/2018] Our paper on Cross-Lock: Dense Layout-Level Interconnect Locking using Cross-bar Architectures will appear at GLSVLSI 2018. This is a collaborative work with Kaveh Shamsi and Prof. Yier Jin from University of Florida.
  • [01/2018] I received the Best Poster (Presentation) Award at ASPDAC Student Research Forum organized by ACM SIGDA in ASPDAC 2018. Cheers!

Research Interest

Hardware Reliability

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

Working Experience

Research Scientist

  • Facebook Oculus, 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. Candidate

  • 2016 - present
  • 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

  • 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

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012