Christopher Torng

Ph.D. Candidate

Computer Systems Laboratory
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Cornell University

office: 471-B Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
email: clt67 at cornell edu

I am a final-year PhD student in electrical and computer engineering working under Professor Christopher Batten at Cornell University. My research lies primarily in computer architecture, but my research approach also focuses on tying computer architecture up to software and down to VLSI.

My research on software-defined hardware specialization focuses on creating system architectures that specialize for productive software domains and yet leverage novel circuits techniques. I am also interested in the challenge of enabling rapid ASIC development and building open-source hardware. Throughout my PhD, I have built a total of six research test chips, and I was the project lead / university student lead for three of the chips including BRGTC2 (2018), Celerity (2017), and BRGTC1 (2016).


Additional Talks and Research Presentations

Media Coverage

Test Chips and Prototyping

Teaching Experience

Industry Experience


Professional Activities

Light Contributions to Open Source Projects