Shiyan Hu, Ph.D.

 

             Associate Professor

             Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
             EERC 518 
             Michigan Technological University

             1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI, 49931

             Phone: 906-487-2941
             Email: shiyan@mtu.edu


 

 

Short Biography

 

Professor Shiyan Hu received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University, where he is the Director of Michigan Tech VLSI CAD Research Lab. He has been a Visiting Professor at IBM Research (Austin) during Summer 2010. His research interests are in the area of Computer-Aided Design of VLSI Circuits and Smart Home Cybersecurity, and he has published over 70 technical papers in the refereed journals and conferences. He is a recipient of ACM SIGDA Richard Newton DAC Scholarship (as the faculty advisor), a recipient of Faculty Invitation Fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.

 

Prof. Hu¨s ultra fast slew buffering technique has been widely deployed in industry. As an example, it became a default option in the IBM physical synthesis flow for designing various microprocessors and ASICs such as IBM flagship chip POWER 7 and it can accelerate the traditional buffering technique by over 100 times. His work on timing driven minimum cost buffer insertion develops the first fully polynomial time approximation scheme running in O(m2n2b/ε3+n3b2/ε) time, settling a major open problem in the field (paper, slides). His microfluidic biochip physical synthesis research was featured in the front cover of IEEE Transactions on Nanobiosciences in March 2014, which has been highlighted in IEEE Spectrum, Communications of ACM, Science Daily, Daily News and various other media. He is among 62 researchers selected from the European Union and the United States to attend the EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium of National Academy of Engineering in 2014. His papers have been nominated for IEEE/ACM ICCAD William J. McCalla Best Paper Award in 2009 and IBM Pat Goldberg Best Paper Award in 2008 and 2010.

 

Prof. Hu is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. He has served as General Co-Chair Chair for ACM SIGDA DAC Ph.D. Forum in 2014 and 2013, respectively, as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Subcommittee Chairs for the premier conferences IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) in 2014 and 2015 and IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) in 2011, and as TPC members for a number of conferences such as DAC, ICCAD, ISPD, ICCD and ISQED. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

 

Research

        Research Topics

         Nanometer Interconnect Optimizations (read this work and this work)

         Power, Variation and Reliability Aware Physical Design (read this work)

         Microfludic Biochip CAD (current focus)

         Carbon Nanotube VLSI CAD (current focus)

         Smart Home Cybersecurity (read this work and this work, current focus)

        Publications

 

Teaching


Professional Services (Selected)

 

Associate Editor

 

         Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (II)

         Associate Editor, International Journal of Electronics and Communications (Elsevier)

         Associate Editor, International Journal of Electronics

         Associate Editor, Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, 2008-2010

 

Guest Editor

 

         Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, special section on Building Automation, Smart Homes, and Communities

         Guest Editor, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, special issue on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient, Reliable, and Secure Smart Homes

         Guest Editor, VLSI Design Journal, special issue on CAD for Gigascale SoC Design and Verification Solutions

 

 

General Chair, Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair and TPC Subcommittee Chair

 

         TPC Subcommittee Chair for Physical Verification, Lithography and DFM Track, IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2014, 2015

         TPC Subcommittee Chair for Optimization in Physical Design Track, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2011

         General Co-Chair, ACM SIGDA DAC PhD Forum, 2013, 2014

         TPC Co-Chair, ACM SIGDA DAC PhD Forum, 2012

         TPC Track Co-Chair for Power Aware System Design (PSD) Track, International Symposium on Electronic System Design (ISED), 2011

         TPC Subcommittee Co-Chair for Design of Reliable Circuits and Systems (DFR) Subcommittee, International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), 2012

         TPC Track Co-Chair for CAD and Layout Track, IEEE Annual Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), 2008, 2009

         TPC Track Chair for Computer-Aided Network Design Track, IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), 2008

 

TPC Membership

 

         TPC member, IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

         TPC member, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2009, 2010, 2011

         TPC member, ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD), 2011, 2012, 2013    

         TPC member, IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

         TPC member, IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

         TPC member, IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) PhD Forum, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

         TPC member, IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), 2009, 2010

         TPC member, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

         TPC member, IEEE International SOC Conference (SOCC), 2008, 2009, 2010

         TPC member, International Symposium on Electronic System Design (ISED), 2011, 2014

         TPC member, IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), 2008, 2009

         TPC member, IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SoC), 2008

         TPC member, International Workshop on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation (PATMOS), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

         TPC member, IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

 

Session Chair

 

         Session Chair, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014

         Session Chair, IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), 2014

         Session Chair, IEEE Annual Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), 2008

 

Panelist and Technical Reviewer

 

         NSF Panelist

         Member, IEEE Technical Committee of the Building Automation, Control and Management

         Technical Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on CAD, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications, IET Circuits, Devices and Systems, Integration, The VLSI Journal, Microelectronics Journal, Microelectronics Reliability,  VLSI Design

 

 

University Services

 

         University Curricular Policy Committee, 09/2014-present

         University Academic Policy Committee, 09/2013 - 05/2014

         ECE Undergraduate Program Committee, 09/2013 - present

         ECE Faculty Search Committee, 09/2012 - 05/2013, 09/2014-present

         ECE Graduate Program Committee, 09/2011 - 08/2012

         College of Engineering Computing Committee, 03/2009 - 12/2009

         ECE Research Committee, 09/2008 - 08/2011

 

 

Research Group

          

  Highly motivated students are sought. Please send me your resume if interested.