Graduate Students



  • Ashutosh Dhar (Ph.D. Candidate)
  • Di He (Ph.D. Candidate)
  • Sitao Huang (Ph.D. Candidate), co-advised with Prof. Wen-Mei Hwu
  • Dae Hee Kim
  • Gregory Knox
  • Huiren Li
  • Yuhong Li
  • Yi Liang (Ph.D. Candidate)
  • Jong Bin Lim (Ph.D. Candidate)
  • Xinheng Liu (Ph.D. Candidate)
  • Chetna Malhotra
  • Anand Ramachandran (Ph.D. Candidate)
  • Wei Ren
  • Kenny Umenthum
  • Vibhakar Vemulapati
  • Xiaofan Zhang
  • Jianwei Zheng (visiting Ph.D. student)
  • Wei Zuo (Ph.D. Candidate)

ADSC Researchers



    Dr. Yao Chen

Undergraduate Researchers



  • Yikuan Chen
  • Qin Li
  • Junhao Pan
  • Yujia Qiu
  • Mang Yu

Alumni from UIUC



  • Lei Cheng, Ph.D., 2007 (co-advised with Prof. Martin Wong; joined Synplicity)
  • Shoaib Akram, M.S., 2009 (joined Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece)
  • Scott Cromar, M.S., 2009 (joined law school, UIUC)
  • Scott Chilstedt, M.S., 2010 (joined IBM)
  • Greg Lucas, M.S., 2010 (joined Intel)
  • Chi-Chen Peng, M.S., 2010 (joined Springsoft; now Synopsys)
  • Chen Dong, Ph.D., 2010 (joined Magma; now Synopsys)
  • Artem Rogachev, M.S., 2012 (joined TI)
  • Lu Wan, Ph.D., 2012 (joined Tensilica; now Cadence)
  • Alex Papakonstantinou, Ph.D., 2012 (joined NVidia)
  • Jacob Tolar, M.S., 2013 (joined Yahoo)
  • Chong Li, M.S., 2013 (joined University of Washington as a Ph.D. student)
  • Amit Sangai, M.S., 2013 (joined law school, India)
  • Chunan Wei, M.S., 2014 (joined Qualcomm)
  • Ying Chen, M.S., 2015 (joined Google)
  • Pranay Vissa, M.S., 2015 (joined a startup in silicon valley)
  • Yun Heo, Ph.D., 2015 (joined Samsung)
  • Ying-Yu Chen, Ph.D., 2015 (joined Synopsys)
  • Warren Kemmerer, M.S., 2016 (joined Intel)
  • Yan Yan, M.S., 2016 (joined Google)
  • Zelei Sun, M.S., 2016 (joined Google)
  • Sven Choden Konigsmark, Ph.D., 2017 (co-advised with Prof. Martin Wong; joined Google)
  • Daniel Chen, M.S., 2017 (joined a startup in silicon valley)
  • Gowthami Manikandan, M.S., 2017 (joined Apple)
  • Keith Campbell, Ph.D., 2017 (technical consultant)
  • Chuanhao Zhuge, M.S., 2017 (joined Apple)
  • Chen-Hsuan Lin, Ph.D., 2017 (joined Google)
  • Zhangqi Xu, M.S., 2018 (joined a startup in silicon valley)

  • Undergraduate Researchers: Bryan Clodfelter, Jaeho Lee, Kyungmin Lee, Allyson Moisan, Andrew Ryan, Alexander Uribe, Yohannes Kifle, Christine Lee, Wenxun Huang, Artem Rogachev, Shuotao Xu, Sai Ma, Chunan Wei, Tielong Su, Liana Nicklaus, Yangyang Yu, Daniel Chen, Chuanhao Zhuge, Xinheng Liu, Leon He, Danny Kim, Kenny Umenthum, Huiren Li: many of them are either in top graduate schools (such as MIT, Berkeley and UIUC) or in high-tech companies (such as Microsoft and TI).

Alumni from ADSC



  • Eric (Yun) Liang, postdoc researcher of ADSC (2010-2012), now Assistant Professor in CECA center, Peking University, China
  • Gabriel Noaje, postdoc researcher of ADSC (2013-2014), now Senior Computational Scientist at A*STAR Computational Resource Centre, Singapore
  • Dr. Swathi Gurumani, postdoc researcher (Principal Research Engineer) of ADSC (2012-2016), now VP of Engineering of Inspirit IoT, Inc.
  • Dr. Kyle Rupnow, postdoc researcher (Senior Scientist) of ADSC (2010-2016), now CTO of Inspirit IoT, Inc.
  • Mr. Tan Nguyen (Software Engineer) of ADSC, now Ph.D. student of UC Berkeley
  • Dr. Liwei Yang (Software Engineer) of ADSC, now Senior Software Engineer of Inspirit IoT, Inc.