Professor (tenured) School of Microelectronics

Dr. Yu obtained his B.S. degree from Fudan University (Shanghai China) and obtained M.S/Ph. D degrees both from electrical engineering department at UCLA, USA, with major of integrated circuit and embedded computing. He was a senior research staff at Berkeley Design Automation (BDA), and later with school of electrical and electronic engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Dr. Yu has 260 peer-reviewed and referred publications [conference (170+) and journal (82)], 8 books, 9 book chapters, 1 best paper award in ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), 1 Springer PhD thesis award (advisor), 3 best paper award nominations (DAC’06, ICCAD’06, ASP-DAC’12), 3 student paper competition finalists (SiRF’13, RFIC’13, IMS’15), 2 keynote talks, 1 inventor award from semiconductor research cooperation (SRC), and 20 granted patents. He is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Circuit and System (2017-), Associate Editor of Elsevier Integration, the VLSI Journal (2016-), Elsevier Microelectronics Journal (2016-), Nature Scientific Reports (2016-), ACM Trans. on Embedded Computing Systems (2017-) and IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (2017-), and Technical Program Committee member of several conferences (DAC’15-16, DATE’15-17, ICCAD’10-12, ISLPED’13-15’17, ASP-DAC’11-13’15-16, A-SSCC’13-17, APMC’17, BioCAS’16, ICCD’11-13, ISCAS’10-13, RFIT’15,IWS’13-14, NANOARCH’12-13, ISQED’09).

Personal Profile

Dr. Yu obtained his B.S. degree from Fudan University (Shanghai China) and obtained M.S/Ph. D degrees both from electrical engineering department at UCLA, USA, with major of integrated circuit and embedded computing. He was a senior research staff at Berkeley Design Automation (BDA), and later with school of electrical and electronic engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Dr. Yu has 260 peer-reviewed and referred publications [conference (170+) and journal (82)], 7 books, 9 book chapters, 1 best paper award in ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), 1 Springer PhD thesis award (advisor), 3 best paper award nominations (DAC’06, ICCAD’06, ASP-DAC’12), 3 student paper competition finalists (SiRF’13, RFIC’13, IMS’15), 2 keynote talks, 1 inventor award from semiconductor research cooperation (SRC), and 20 granted patents. He is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Circuit and System (2017-),  Associate Editor of Elsevier Integration, the VLSI Journal (2016-), Elsevier Microelectronics Journal (2016-), Scientific Reports (2016-), ACM Trans. on Embedded Computing Systems (2017-) and IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (2017-), and Technical Program Committee member of several conferences (DAC’15-16, DATE’15-17, ICCAD’10-12, ISLPED’13-15’17, ASP-DAC’11-13’15-16, A-SSCC’13-17, APMC’17, BioCAS’16, ICCD’11-13, ISCAS’10-13, RFIT’15,IWS’13-14, NANOARCH’12-13, ISQED’09). His main research interest is about smart energy-efficient data analytics, links and sensors with multi-million government (PI of 1 NRF-CRP, 2 MOE-TIER-2 etc.) and industry (Intel, Huawei, BGI etc.) funding. His industry work at BDA is also recognized with an EDN magazine innovation award and multi-million venture capital funding. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of ACM.

Education

2002 – 2007 University of California at Los Angeles Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Degree: M.S. (2005)/Ph. D. (2007) Electrical Engineering

Major: Integrated circuit and embedded computing system

Research Work: High-speed and high frequency RF and interconnect circuit design

1994 – 1999 Fudan University (Shanghai, China)

Degree: B. S. with honors in physics (Solid-State)

Research Work: Non-equilibrium transport phenomena in nano-scale semiconductor devices

Working Experiences

2017-present Southern University of Technology and Science (SUSTech, Shenzhen China)

Professor: School of Microelectronics

 

 2010–2017 Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Assistant Professor: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Program Director of VIRTUS IC Design Center of Excellence since 2010

Program Director of VALENS Biomedical Center of Excellence since 2014

Cluster Director of Energy Research Institute @ NTU since 2016 since 2016

 

2007 – 2009 Berkeley Design Automation Inc (Santa Clara, CA, USA)

Senior technical staff: analog/RF circuit and system design platform; system-level design platform of 60GHz communication system

Secured 3M USD investment from Panasonic Investment in 2009

2001 – 2003 Analog Devices Inc (Wilmington, MA, USA)

Research summer intern: design and simulation of ADI’s high-speed ADC and RF platform

 

Honor and Awards

9th Wu Wen Jun AI Science & Technology Award for Technology Invention (2019)

The 2018 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (2018)

Chinese 1000-talent-plan (young investigator) (2017-)

Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society  (2017-)

Best Journal Paper Award, at ACM Trans. on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) (2010)

 

Research Introduction

Research Interest

CMOS Emerging Technology for Data Sensing, Links and Analytics

High-speed 3D-IC and THz interconnect

Energy-efficient data analytics accelerator (CNN/BNN/TNN machine learning SoC)

Smart multi-modal (pH, image, THz) sensor for personalized biomedical diagnosis

1)5G IC Design

Professor Yu's Team devotes to the developing of PA, LNA, Switch, ADC chips.

 

2)AI IC Design

 

Achievements in AI Chip design

Deep-Learning-Chip for Edge Computing

 

 

Research

CMOS Emerging Technology for Data Sensing, Links and Analytics

• High-speed 3D-IC and THz interconnect

• Energy-efficient data analytics accelerator (CNN/BNN/TNN machine learning SoC)

• Smart multi-modal (pH, image, THz) sensor for personalized biomedical diagnosis


Teaching

Mentoring/Mentored Students about 10 PhD students(like To be faculty track at Technological University of Vienna, Europe; senior R&D engineer at Advantest (set up R&D center), Singapore; postdoc researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Teaching Courses

• SUSTech EE334 Advanced IC Design - Machine Learning On-chip ~64 students

• SUSTech EE334 Advanced IC Design – Microprocessor design ~64 students


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Yu hao is an internationally renowned expert in the design of edge computing artificial intelligence and 5G MMW communication chips. He has been focusing on the design of high-performance integrated circuit chips for a long time. He has accumulated more than 20 years of scientific research in related fields (>30 times 28nm-180nm stream), and his research level is at the international advanced level. Professor yu has achieved many original achievements in the field of high-performance integrated circuits (artificial intelligence chips, terahertz communication chips, DNA sensor chips) and is an internationally renowned expert in this field. Professor yu has published more than 260 academic papers (82 IEEE/ACM core journals), such as Nature Scientific Reports, IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, IEEE Trans. An ieee-biocas-2018 best paper award, professor yu hao's work on high-speed terahertz interconnection won the international federation of semiconductor industries (SRC) innovative invention award, and his research results have been reported many times in online technical journals. Professor yu has written several English monographs (one of the top 100 best-sellers of circuit design on AMAZON) and has obtained 20 patents.

News More

  • Professor Yu was invited to The 9th Wu Wenjun Award Ceremonies for Artificial Intelligence Science & Technology

    2019-12-02
  • MPEG: "DEEPEYE: Lightweight and Accurate Traffic Video Analysis on Constrained Hardware"

    2019-10-17
  • 9th Wu Wen Jun AI Science & Technology Award for Technology Invention

    2019-10-12

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