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  • Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering

Professional Service

  • IEEE/ACM ICCAD CAD Contest. Chair/Co-chair. 10/2020 - 10/2022
  • International Workshop on Logic Synthesis (IWLS). Publicity Chair. 01/2020 - 08/2020
  • ACM SIGDA CADathlon International Programming Contest. Chair/Co-chair. 10/2018 - 10/2021
  • ACM TAU Timing Analysis Contest. Co-chair. 03/2018 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Humboldt Research Fellowship Award. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 03/14/2022
  • Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award. NSF, 01/16/2022
  • Best Paper Award for “GPU-Accelerated Path-based Timing Analysis”. ACM TAU Workshop, 03/2021
  • Champion of the Large Sparse Graph Challenge. IEEE HPEC/MIT/Amazon, 08/2020
  • Second Prize of Open-source Software Competition. ACM Multimedia Conference, 10/2019
  • Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award (thesis title: “Distributed Timing Analysis”). ACM SIGDA, 06/2019
  • Best Electronic Design Automation Tool Award (OpenTimer). WOSET at ACM/IEEE ICCAD, 11/2018
  • Best Open-source Software Award. ACM Multimedia Conference, 10/2018
  • First Place of the CADathlon International Programming Contest. ACM SIGDA , 11/2017
  • Yi-Min Wang and Pi-Yu Chung Endowed Research Award. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 08/2016
  • First Place of the Timing Analysis Contest. ACM TAU Workshop, 03/2016
  • Rambus Computer Engineering Fellowship. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 08/2015
  • Second Place of the Timing Analysis Contest. ACM TAU Workshop, 03/2015
  • Second Place of CADathlon International Programming Contest. ACM SIGDA, 11/2014
  • First Place of the Timing Analysis Contest. ACM TAU Workshop, 03/2014
  • Study Abroad Scholarship for Outstanding EECS Students. Taiwan's Ministry of Education , 08/2012
  • Second Place of the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Final. ACM, 06/2011

Internal Service

  • Graduate Student and Admission. Committee, 09/2021 - present. Department service.
  • University of Utah Asia Campus Faculty Search. Committee, 06/2021 - present. Department service.
  • University of Utah Asia Campus Students Summer Visit Program. Committee, 05/2021 - 09/2021. Department service.
  • Faculty Search. Committee, 09/2019 - 05/2020. Department service.

Outreach

  • Chair, University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) Summer Student Visit Program. 07/19/2021 - 08/01/2021

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