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Faculty and Staff Awards 2024

The College of Engineering recognized faculty and staff at the annual faculty and staff awards event and thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication in support of our students, college, and university during the 2023-2024 academic year. View award recipients and photo gallery.

2023 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2% of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes those […]

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More Efficient Deep Neural Networks for Edge Devices

ECE Associate Professor Yanzhi Wang, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, was awarded a $600K NSF grant for “Expediting Continual Online Learning on Edge Platforms through Software-Hardware Co-designs.”

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Wang Receives Additional Funding for Army Research Office Young Investigator Award

ECE Associate Professor Yanzhi Wang has received $450K in additional funding for his Young Investigator Award from Army Research Office.

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Wang to Organize DACC Workshop at AAAI 2023

ECE Associate Professor Yanzhi Wang will organize the First Workshop on DL-Hardware Co-Design for AI Acceleration to be held in February 2023 at the 2023 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2023).

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Wang Receives APSIPA Distinguished Industrial Leader Award

ECE Associate Professor Yanzhi Wang received the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) Distinguished Industrial Leader award at the APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference 2022 held in November 2022.

2022 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

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Wang Organizes the HALO Workshop at ICCAD 2022

Yanzhi Wang, associate professor at ECE, organized the Workshop on Hardware and Algorithms for Learning On-a-chip (HALO) being held in November 2022 at the 2022 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD 2022).

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Wang Serves as Thrust Leader in NSF Expeditions in Computing

Yanzhi Wang, associate professor at ECE, serves as Thrust Leader for Thrust 5 in the NSF Expeditions in Computing “DISCoVER: Design and Integration of Superconducting Computation for Ventures beyond Exascale Realization“.

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Wang’s Research Paper Receives Honorary Mention at ICLR 2022 Workshop

ECE Associate Professor Yanzhi Wang was awarded an Honorary Mention for his paper “Coarsening the Granularity: Towards Structurally Sparse Lottery Tickets” at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2022) Workshop on Hardware-Aware Efficient Training (HAET) held on July 23, 2022.

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Wang Organized the ROAD4NN Workshop at DAC 2022

Yanzhi Wang, associate professor at ECE, organized the ROAD4NN workshop: International Workshop on Research Open Automatic Design for Neural Networks held on July 10, 2022, at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2022. Over 100 virtual attendees registered for the workshop. Wang also served in the Early Career Workshop at DAC 2022.

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ECE’s Wang and Collaborators Awarded $15M by NSF for Developing Superconducting Technology for Faster, More Efficient Computing

Yanzhi Wang, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering (ECE), is part of a multi-university team that was awarded a $15 million, six-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Expeditions in Computing program. With collaborators from the University of Southern California, Cornell University, Auburn University, and the University of Rochester, Wang is exploring the use of novel superconductor electronics as a viable next step in computing technology.

Faculty and Staff Awards 2022

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2021-2022 academic school year.

COE Professors Selected in Stanford University List of Top 2% Scientists Worldwide

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

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$1.5M NSF Award for Real-Time Mobile Air Quality Monitoring and Intervention

CEE Assistant Professor Qi Ryan Wang is leading a $1.5M NSF grant, in collaboration with ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, CEE/MES Assistant Professor Amy Mueller, CAMD Associate Professor Brooke Foucault Welles, and Adrienne Katner from the LA State University Health Science Center, to work on “Toxic-Free Footprints to Improve Community Health against Respiratory Hazards.”

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Spin Out Company from ECE Lab Receives NSF SBIR Phase I Funding

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang is co-founder of a startup company CoCoPIE, LLC that was awarded a $250K Small Business Innovation Research Phase I NSF grant for “Enabling Real-Time AI on End Devices through Compression-Compilation Co-Design.”

The CoCoPIE Framework from Yanzhi Wang’s Group Featured in Communications of the ACM

The CoCoPIE framework from ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang’s group is reported in the featured article “CoCoPIE: Enabling Real-Time AI on Off-the-Shelf Mobile Devices via Compression-Compilation Co-Design” in Communications of the ACM.

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ECE Research Paper Nominated for DATE Best Paper Award

Computer engineering PhD student Geng Yuan, PhD’23, and ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang’s research paper on “TinyADC: Peripheral Circuit-aware Weight Pruning Framework for Mixed-signal DNN Accelerators” was nominated for the Best Paper Award at Design Automation and Test Conference in Europe (DATE).

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Yanzhi Wang Awarded Best Paper at ICLR Workshop

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang was awarded the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award (YIP) through the US Army Research Laboratory for his proposal entitled “PatDNN: Towards 100X Acceleration and Real-Time DNN Execution on Mobile Platforms.”

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Wang Receives IEEE TCSDM Early-Career Award

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang received the IEEE Technical Committee on Secure and Dependable Measurement (TCSDM) Early-Career Award for his “contribution to deep learning model compression and real-time, mobile deep learning AI acceleration for precise calibration.”

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ECE PhD Student Wins 1st Place at CGO 2021

Computer Engineering PhD student Malith Jayaweera won First Place in the student research competition at the International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) 2021 for his research on “Data vs Instructions: Runtime Code Generation for Convolutions”.

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Wang Receives Multiple Funding and Gift Awards from Industry

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang received multiple funding and gift awards from industry, including DiDi USA, Kwai USA, Snap Inc., Perception Inc., and Tencent USA.

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Wang organized the SpicyFL workshop at NeurIPS 2020

Yanzhi Wang, assistant professor at ECE, organized the SpicyFL Workshop on Scalability, Privacy, and Security in Federated Learning, at NeurIPS 2020. The workshop has 7 keynote talks, 1 panel, 10 paper presentations, and over 30 lightning talks.

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Using a Heterogeneous Multi-GPU Cluster to Support Exploration at Scale

ECE Professor David Kaeli and Assistant Professors Yanzhi Wang, Xue Lin, and Devesh Tiwari were awarded a $570K NSF grant for the “Acquisition of a Heterogeneous Multi-GPU Cluster to Support Exploration at Scale.”

ECE Team won First Place in ISLPED 2020 Design Contest

ECE Assistant Professors Yanzhi Wang and Xue Lin and their graduate students were part of a collaborative Northeastern University and College of William and Mary team that won first place at the design contest at ISLPED 2020 for their demonstration titled, “CoCoPIE: A Framework of Compression-Compilation Co-design Towards Ultra-High Energy Efficiency and Real Time DNN Inference on Mobile Devices.”

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Wang organized the ROAD4NN workshop at DAC 2020

Yanzhi Wang, assistant professor at ECE, organized the ROAD4NN workshop: International Workshop on Research Open Automatic Design for Neural Networks, at DAC 2020. Over 400 virtual attendees registered for the workshop.

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Yanzhi Wang Receives Army Young Investigator Award to Bring Deep Neural Network Machine Learning to Mobile Devices

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang has been awarded a prestigious Young Investigator Program Award from the Army Research Office (ARO) on ultra-efficient, real-time DNN acceleration on mobile platforms. The ARO YIP is awarded to outstanding scientists beginning their independent careers to attract them to pursue fundamental research in areas relevant to the Army, to support their research in these areas, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

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Producing Ultra-High Performing and Energy-Efficient Electronics

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, in collaboration with Massoud Pedram from the University of Southern California, was awarded a $500K NSF grant for “Advanced Circuits, Architectures and Design Automation Technologies for Energy-efficient Single Flux Quantum Logic.”

Kaushik Chowdhury, Pau Closas, Deniz Erdogmus, Tommaso Melodia, and Yanzhi Wang

$1M DARPA Grant for Signal Processing in Neural Networks for Wireless IoT

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, Assistant Professor Pau Closas, Professor Deniz Erdogmus, Professor Tommaso Melodia, and Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang received $1M funding from DARPA for their project titled Signal Processing in Neural Networks (SPiNN) for Wireless IoT.

ECE Visiting Student/Postdoc Chen Pan to become an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

The ECE visiting student/postdoc Chen Pan (supervisor Prof. Yanzhi Wang) has accepted the offer as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, starting Fall 2020. He works on embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, and embedded AI systems.

Hao Sun, Yanzhi Wang, and Jerome Hajjar

Applying Deep Learning and Physics Modeling to Structures Subjected to Earthquakes

CEE Assistant Professor Hao Sun, ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, and CEE Professor & Chair Jerome Hajjar were awarded a $600K NSF grant for “Physics-Reinforced Deep Learning for Structural Metamodeling.”

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ECE PhD Candidate Ao Ren to become an Assistant Professor at Clemson University

ECE PhD candidate Ao Ren, advised by Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, has accepted an offer as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University, starting Fall 2020.

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Running Deep Neural Networks on Mobile Devices

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang has developed technology to allow deep neural networks to run on a smartphone or similar-sized device.

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Wang Receives SRC Grant

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, together with collaborators at Syracuse University, received a $280K grant from SRC (Semiconductor Research Corporation), entitled “Reliable Perception and Control for UAV Navigation in 3D Space”.

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Wang Receives Supplement Grant for a NSF CPS Grant

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, together with collaborators at Syracuse University, received a $133K supplement grant for the NSF CPS grant, entitled “CPS: Medium: Enabling Multimodal Sensing, Real-time Onboard Detection and Adaptive Control for Fully Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems”.

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Wang Receives MA ACORN Innovation Award

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang received a 2020 ACORN Innovation Award from The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center for his project entitled “Real-Time Acceleration of Deep Learning Applications on Mobile Edge Devices”.

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Ioannidis to Lead $1M NSF Grant for Real-Time Learning for Next Generation Wireless Systems

ECE Assistant Professor Stratis Ioannidis is leading a $1M NSF grant, with Professors Jennifer Dy, Tommaso Melodia, Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, and Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, to develop “Efficient and Adaptive Real-Time Learning for Next Generation Wireless Systems”.

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Wang Is Part of a Collaborative NSF Grant for Deep Neural Networks

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang is the Northeastern lead as part of a $1.2M NSF grant that is in collaboration with Xuehai Qian and Viktor Prasanna from the University of Southern California, to create a “FASTLEAP: FPGA based compact Deep Learning Platform”.

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Wang Receives $500K NSF Grant to Improve VR Streaming Performance and Bandwidth

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang (PI) has been awarded a $500K award from the National Science Foundation, titled “CNS Core: Small: Collaborative: Content-Based Viewport Prediction Framework for Live Virtual Reality Streaming.”

ECE PhD Candidate Caiwen Ding to become an Assistant Professor at University of Connecticut

Our ECE PhD candidate Caiwen Ding (advisor Prof. Yanzhi Wang) has accepted the offer as an Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Connecticut, starting Fall 2019. He works on hardware acceleration of deep learning algorithms, deep learning applications, cyber-physical systems, etc.

Providing Students with Access to Superconducting Electronics and Circuits

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang and ECE Chair Srinivas Tadigadapa were awarded a $300K NSF IRES grant for a “U.S.-Japan International Research Experience for Students on Superconducting Electronics.”

New Faculty Spotlight: Yanzhi Wang

Yanzhi Wang joins the Electrical & Computer Engineering department in August 2018 as an Assistant Professor.