About

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I am a professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering with a concurrent appointment in the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. My B.S. degree is from Tianjin University, China; M.S. degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York (now New York University Tandon School of Engineering); and Ph.D. degree from Purdue University. I worked for General Motors Research Labs for almost 4 years before I started my academic career. Between 1993 and 1996, I was an assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

Through my many years of research, I have developed a wide ranges of research interests and expertise including

  • power, temperature and reliability aware system-level design,
  • circuit and architecture design with emerging technologies,
  • resource management for real-time embedded systems,
  • algorithm and hardware co-design for medical applications, and
  • computer-aided design of VLSI circuits and systems.

I have had the privilege of working with many talented students and colleagues, and authored/co-authored over 400 referred papers. I received the Best Paper Award from the ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) in 2001; from the IEEE Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NanoArch) in 2009; and from the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) in 2018. One of my papers was named one of “The Most Influential Papers of 10 Years Design, Automation, and Test in Europe Conference (DATE)”. I also received numerous research grants from both the U.S. government agencies and private industry. I have participated in several large industry and government sponsored center-level projects. I received the CAREER award from U.S. National Science Foundation in 1997.

I have contributed to the community through various service roles. I was the General Chair of DAC in 2018 and the TPC co-chair of DAC in 2015 and 2016. I am the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES). I also served as Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing, and on the editorial board of IEEE Design and Test Magazine; and is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on CAD. I was the Technical Program Chair and General Chair of IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) in 2019 and 2020, respective. I was the Technical Program Co-Chair of the 9th International Symposium on Hardware/Software Codesign (CODES’2001) and the General Co-Chair of the same conference in 2002. (The conference is now part of Embedded Systems WEEK.) I was a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Council of Electronic Design Automation, and a Fellow of the IEEE.

I am the Chair of the Executive Committee of ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA), and was a memberof the Executive Committee of IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TCRTS). I also served as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of ACM SIGDA; and Secretary/Treasurer of the Executive Committee of ACM Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems (SIGBED).

I also served the University of Notre Dame in various capacities. I had been the Director of Graduate Studies for 10 years in the department of Computer Science and Engineering. I was Senior Assistant Provost for ND International between 2012-2013, and the Associate Dean for Professional Development at the Graduate School between 2013-2015.

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