Prof. Zhiru Zhang has been an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University since August 2012. He is a member of the Computer Systems Laboratory.
Prof. Zhang received an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and received a B.S. in computer science from Peking University. In 2006, he co-founded AutoESL Design Technologies, Inc. based on his dissertation research on high-level synthesis. AutoESL was acquired by Xilinx in 2011. Prior to joining Cornell, he served as a software development manager at Xilinx, where he received the 2012 Ross Freeman Award for Technical Innovation, the highest technical award given by Xilinx.
Prof. Zhang's research has earned several awards, among them a best paper award from the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) and a best paper nomination at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD).
Prof. Zhang is broadly interested in computer-aided design methodologies, optimization algorithms, and automation tools for highly integrated very-large-scale electronic systems. More specifically, his current research focuses on computer-aided design for heterogeneous computing, including platform-based system- and high-level synthesis, architecture and compiler optimization for hardware customization, and parallel programming for reconfigurable systems.
Digital Logic Design, Electronic Design Automation
- 2014. "Architectural Specialization for Inter-Iteration Loop Dependence Patterns." Paper presented at 47th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Micoarchitecture (MICRO), December. .
- 2014. "Multithreaded Pipeline Synthesis for Data-Parallel Kernels." Paper presented at International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), November. .
- 2015. "Mapping-Aware Constrained Scheduling for LUT-Based FPGAs." Paper presented at International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), February. .
- 2015. "High-Level Synthesis for Low-Power Design." IPSJ Transactions on System LSI Design Methodology. .
- 2014. "CASA: Correlation-Aware Speculative Adders." Paper presented at International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), August. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- NSF Career Award (National Science Foundation) 2015
- IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award (Council on Electronic Design Automation) 2015
- Best Paper Award (ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems) 2012
- Ross Freeman Award for Technical Innovation (Xilinx) 2012
- Best Paper Award Nomination (IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design) 2009
- BS (Computer Science), Peking University, 2001
- MS (Computer Science), University of California, Los Angeles, 2003
- Ph D (Computer Science), University of California, Los Angeles, 2007