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

Prof. Wei Zhang is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University with Wu Prize for research excellence. She was an Assistant Professor with the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from 2010 to 2013. She was a co-investigator of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, and a collaborator of ASTAR-UIUC Advanced Digital Sciences Center. She joined HKUST in 2013 and established Reconfigurable Computing Systems Lab. She has authored over 100 technical papers in referred international journals and conferences and authored three book chapters. Her team has won the best paper award in ISVLSI 2009, ICCAD 2017, and ICCAD 2022.

Prof. Zhang currently serves in several editorial boards as Associate Editor including ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS), IEEE Transaction on Very Large Scale Integration (TVLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS), and ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC). She also serves on many organization committees and technical program committees, such as DAC, ICCAD, CASES, FPGA, FCCM, etc.

Research Interests:

  • Reconfigurable system and FPGA-based design
  • Hardware based accelerating for machine learning
  • High-performance, low-power multicore systems
  • Secure embedded systems
  • Electronic design automation

News !!!

  • Mar. 2023: One paper accepted by FCCM 2023: "Tensor-Product-Based Accelerator for Area-efficient and Scalable Number Theoretic Transform"
  • Feb. 2023: Two papers accepted by DAC 2023: "PertNAS: Architectural Perturbations for Memory-Efficient Neural Architecture Search" and "PROPHET: Predictive On-Chip Power Meter for Hardware DNN Accelerator"
  • Nov. 2022: One paper accepted by FPGA 2023: "FADO: Floorplan-Aware Directive Optimization for High-Level Synthesis Designs on Multi-Die FPGAs"
  • Nov. 2022: One paper accepted by DATE 2023: "Cache Side-channel Attacks and Defenses of the Sliding Window Algorithm in TEEs"
  • Oct. 2022: Best Paper Award at ICCAD 2022: "Attack Directories on ARM big.LITTLE Processors".



We are working in exciting areas of reconfigurable computing, machine learning acceleration, multicore system, embedded systems 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, machine learning acceleration, multicore system and 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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