Research Interests


  • System-level and high-level synthesis
  • Nanotechnology-centric device modeling, circuit design, and architecture exploration
  • Computational biology
  • GPU optimization and GPU computing
  • Reconfigurable computing
  • Computation in smart grid
  • Hardware security
  • SoC design and CAD under parameter variation

Past and Current Research Projects


  • Title: Novel Logic Synthesis for the New Challenges in FPGAs
  • Title: Modeling, Mitigating, and Tolerating Faults due to Parameter Variation in Multicores: A Microarchitecture and CAD Approach
  • Title: New Techniques in Synthesis and Physical Design for FPGAs
  • Title: High-performance Reliable Computing: Addressing the Parameter-variation Challenge through a Cross-disciplinary Architecture, CAD, and Compiler Approach
  • Title: CAREER: Nano-Centric Design Methodology for Nanoscale FPGAs
  • Title: SOS: A Nanotube-Based Configurable Logic Fabric
  • Title: Novel FPGA Synthesis for Low Power
  • Title: Reliable Circuit Design Methodology
  • Title: Parallel Programming Flow for Efficient FPGA Execution
  • Title: GPU, Reconfigurable Computing, and High-level Synthesis for Application Acceleration
  • Title: High-Level Synthesis for Accelerator Evaluation and Generation
  • Title: Developing an Interdisciplinary Research Program in Cancer Genomics
  • Title: Collaborative Research: From High-level Synthesis to Layout: a Cross-layer Methodology for Large-scale Reliable IC Design
  • Title: Scalable Synthesis, Exploring Emerging Technologies for Accelerators, and Mapping Diverse Software to Heterogeneous Architectures
  • Title: Customized Polyhedral Compilation for Low‐Power High‐Level SoC Synthesis
  • Title: DNA Data Error Correction and Compression with IBM Power8 System

Research Highlights


Honors and Awards


  • Achievement Award for Excellent Teamwork, Aplus Design Technologies, Inc, 2001
  • Arnold O. Beckman Research Award, UIUC, 2007
  • Strathmore's Who's Who, 2007-2008
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2008
  • On the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students, Spring 2008
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE/ACM Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Symposium on Application Specific Processors, 2009
  • ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award, 2010
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, Symposium on Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing, 2011
  • Best Paper Award Nomination, IEEE International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis, 2013
  • 10-Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award Nomination, IEEE/ACM Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, 2014
  • IBM Faculty Award, 2014

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