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 investigates new algorithms, methodologies, and tools to extend the frontiers of design automation for high-performance and energy-efficient computer systems. More concretely, my recent publications focus on the topics of high-level synthesis, architecture and compiler optimization for hardware specialization, and software-defined reconfigurable systems. My research has been recognized with a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2015), the IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award (2015), an NSF CAREER Award (2015), the Ross Freeman Award for Technical Innovation from Xilinx (2012), a Best Paper Award from the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (2012), and two best paper nominations (ICCAD'2009, FPGA'2017). On the teaching side, I received the Michael Tien'72 Excellence in Teaching Award from College of Engineering in 2016.

Prior to joining Cornell, I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Upon graduation, 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 and the AutoESL tool was later rebranded as Vivado HLS; from 2011 to 2012, I served as a software development manager at Xilinx. I have a B.S. in Computer Science from Peking University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from UCLA.


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