Zheyu Yan

Email:  zyan2 at nd.edu
Office: 254 Fitzpatrick


Zheyu is currently a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Notre Dame.  He received B.S. from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, and joined the Notre Dame family in 2019. He is co-advised by Dr. Yiyu Shi and Dr. X. Sharon Hu.

His general research direction is hardware/software co-design for neuromorphic computing. His current interests are uncertainty modeling of non-volatile emerging device-based neural accelerators and achieving efficient DNN inference via co-design efforts.

His CV can be found here.


Ph.D. Student, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame, IN, 2019 – present
B.S., Electronic Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 2019

Skills and Awards

Coding:   Verilog, Assembly, C, Python
Toolkits:  PyTorch, Vivado, Altium Designer

  • First place, the 31st ACM SIGDA University Demonstration at DAC 2021
  • Design Automation Conference (DAC) Young Fellows 2021
  • China National Scholarship (top 0.2%)

Leadership and Services

Academic Director/Organizer, Model United Nations Association of Zhejiang University, 2015-2018
Teaching Assistant, Theory of Computing, Fall 2019
Teaching Assistant, Elements of Computing II, Spring 2019

Selected Publications

  1. Zheyu Yan, X. Sharon Hu and Yiyu Shi, “Computing-In-Memory Neural Network Accelerators for Safety-Critical Systems: Can Small Device Variations Be Disastrous?,” in Proc. of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2022
  2. Zheyu Yan, X. Sharon Hu and Yiyu Shi, “SWIM: Selective Write-Verify for Computing-in-Memory Neural Accelerator,” in Proc. of IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2022
  3. Zheyu Yan, Weiwen Jiang, Xiaobo Sharon Hu, Yiyu Shi, “RADARS: Memory Efficient Reinforcement Learning Aided Differentiable Neural Architecture Search,” in Proc. of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), 2022
  4. Zheyu Yan, Yiyu Shi, Wang Liao, Masanori Hashimoto, Xichuan Zhou, Cheng Zhuo, “When Single Event Upset Meets Deep Neural Networks: Observations, Explorations, and Remedies” in Proc. of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), 2020
  5.  Zheyu Yan, Da-Cheng Juan, X. Sharon Hu and Yiyu Shi, “Uncertainty Modeling of Emerging Device based Computing-in-Memory Neural Accelerators with Application to Neural Architecture Search,” in Proc. of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), 2021 (Invited Paper)
  6. Lei Yang, Weiwen Jiang, Zheyu Yan, Tushar Krishna, Hyouk Jun Kwon, Meng Li, Yiyu Shi, “Co-Exploration of Neural Architectures and Heterogeneous ASIC Accelerator Designs Targeting Multiple Tasks,” Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2020
  7. Weiwen Jiang, Qiuwen Lou, Zheyu Yan, Lei Yang, Jingtong Hu, X. Sharon Hu and Yiyu Shi, “Device-Circuit-Architecture Co-Exploration for Computing-in-Memory Neural Accelerators,” IEEE Transactions on Computers