Deming Chen


Dr. Deming Chen obtained his BS in computer science from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1995, and his MS and PhD in computer science from University of California at Los Angeles in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He worked as a software engineer between 1995-1999 and 2001-2002. He joined the ECE department of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005 and has been a full professor in the same department since 2015. He is a research professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory and an affiliate professor in the CS department. His current research interests include reconfigurable computing, hybrid cloud, machine learning, system-level and high-level synthesis, and computational genomics. He has given more than 120 invited talks sharing these research results worldwide.

Dr. Chen has been a technical committee member for a series of top conferences and symposia on EDA, FPGA, SoC and VLSI design, and computer design. He has also served as General or Program Chair, Track Chair, Session Chair, Panelist, Panel Organizer, or Moderator for many of these conferences. He has been an associated editor for several leading ACM or IEEE journals. He obtained the Achievement Award for Excellent Teamwork from Aplus Design Technologies in 2001, the Arnold O. Beckman Research Award from UIUC in 2007, the NSF CAREER Award in 2008, and nine Best Paper Awards. In addition, he received the ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award in 2010, IBM Faculty Award in 2014 and 2015, and Google Faculty Award in 2020. In 2017 and 2019 respectively, he led teams to win the championships of the DAC International System Design Contest. He is included in the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent in 2008 and 2017.

Dr. Chen is the Donald Willett Faculty Scholar and the Abel Bliss Professor of the Grainger College of Engineering of UIUC, an IEEE Fellow, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, and the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS). He is also the Director of Xilinx Center of Excellence and the Chief Scientist of IBM-Illinois Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research.