Zhiru Zhang [CV]
Assistant Professor

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

office: 320 Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
phone: (607) 255-5954
email: zhiruz -at- cornell.edu

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University and a member of the Computer Systems Laboratory. My research currently 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. My work has been recognized with 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).

Prior to joining Cornell, I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2006, I co-founded AutoESL Design Technologies, Inc. based on of my dissertation research at UCLA on high-level synthesis. AutoESL was acquired by Xilinx in 2011. From 2011 to 2012, I served as a software development manager at Xilinx, where I received the 2012 Ross Freeman Award for Technical Innovation, which is the highest technical award given by Xilinx; I have a B.S. in Computer Science from Peking University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from UCLA.