• We have released a HLS simulator for real applications COMBA based on comprehensive models. The work received the best paper award in ICCAD,2017. The open source project is fully available on GitHub.
  • We have released a system level simulator for heterogeneous computing architectures, PAAS, supporting flexible architectural configurations. The open source project is fully available on GitHub.
  • We build a full system simulator HeteroSim supporting x86 multicore processors combined with a FPGA via bus-based architecture. The open source project is fully available on GitHub.

Prof. Wei Zhang
Wei Zhang
Associate Professor
Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Prof. Zhang received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University with Wu Prize for research excellence. She joins Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2013 and establishes Reconfigurable Computing Systems Lab. She was an assistant professor in School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 2010 to 2013. She is a co-investigator of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology and works on low-power electronics. She is a collaborator of ASTAR-UIUC Advanced Digital Sciences Center and works on FPGA acceleration for multimedia applications.

Prof. Zhang currently serves as the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems and the Area Editor of Reconfigurable Computing for ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. She serves on many organization committees and technical program committees including CASES, ISLPED, ASP-DAC, FPT, FPL, etc.

Prof. Zhang published more than 60 technical papers in referred international journals and conferences, and authored two book chapters. She receives a best paper award from IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, and currently holds two international patents.

Research Interests:

  • Reconfigurable system and FPGA-based design
  • High-performance and Low-power Embedded Systems
  • Hardware-enhanced Embedded System Security
  • Emerging Technologies



We are working in exciting areas of reconfigurable computing, multicore system, embedded systems, emerging technologies and electronic design automation. If you are a motivated student with MS or BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related disciplines, and interested in the research areas, please send your CV, transcript, available English test scores to Prof. Zhang


We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow in the following areas: reconfigurable computing, multicore system, embedded systems. The research fellow is expected to conduct high quality researches and has opportunities to collaborate with top researchers around the world. The appointment is normally for one year with possible extensions. If interested, please send your CV and representative publications to Prof. Zhang.
The requirements include: (1) A doctor degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or Microelectronics. (2) A good publication record in related research areas. (3) Good English writing skills.


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