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Yanzhi Wang

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 617.373.8805

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Research Focus

Energy-efficient and high-performance implementations of deep learning and artificial intelligence systems; neuromorphic computing and non-von Neumann computing paradigms; cyber-security in deep learning systems; emerging deep learning algorithms/systems such as Bayesian neural networks, generative adversarial networks (GANs) and deep reinforcement learning

Education

  • PhD, University of Southern California, 2014

Research Overview

Energy-efficient and high-performance implementations of deep learning and artificial intelligence systems; neuromorphic computing and non-von Neumann computing paradigms; cyber-security in deep learning systems; emerging deep learning algorithms/systems such as Bayesian neural networks, generative adversarial networks (GANs) and deep reinforcement learning

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Selected Publications

  • R. Cai, A. Ren, N. Liu, X. Qian, M. Pedram, Y. Wang, VIBNN: Hardware Celeration of Bayesian Neural Networks, ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), 2018
  • Y. Wang, C. Ding, Z. Li, G. Yuan, Towards Ultra-High Performance and Energy Efficiency of Deep Learning Systems: An Algorithm-Hardware Co-Optimization Framework, The Thirty Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018
  • Z. Zhao, K. Pugdeethosapol, S. Lin, Z. Li, C. Ding, Y. Wang, Q. Qiu, Learning Topics using Semantic Locality, International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2018
  • X. Ma, Y. Zhang, G. Yuan, A. Ren, Z. Li, J. Han, J. Hu, Y. Wang, An Area and Energy Efficient Design of Domain-Wall Memory Based Deep Convolutional Neural Networks using Stochastic Computing, International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), 2018
  • Y. Liu, S. Liu, Y. Wang, F. Lombardi, J. Han, A Stochastic Computational Multi-Layer Perceptron with Backward Propagation, IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2018
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Faculty

Jun 21, 2020

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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Faculty

Jun 15, 2020

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.”

Faculty

May 07, 2020

$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.

PhD

Apr 13, 2020

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.

Faculty

Apr 03, 2020

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.”

PhD

Mar 13, 2020

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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Faculty

Jan 30, 2020

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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Faculty

Jan 10, 2020

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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Faculty

Jan 09, 2020

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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Faculty

Jan 09, 2020

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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