Acting Department Head of Microelectronics Thrust
Professor of Microelectronics Thrust
Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering Department
OPTICS Lab (光电协同计算实验室)
Big Data System Lab (大数据系统实验室)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Office: Room 2438 (accessible by Lift 25-26)
Phone: +852 2358-5036
Fax: +852 2358-1485
Prof. Xu received his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 2007 and B.S. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology as the No.1 of his class in the elite school (英才学院). From 2001 to 2002, he worked at Bell Labs in US as a Research Associate and discovered the First Generation Dilemma (FGD) in platform-based SoC design methodologies. He was a Research Associate at NEC Laboratories America in US from 2003 to 2005 and working on Network-on-Chip designs and implementations. He joined a startup company, Sandbridge Technologies, in US from 2005 to 2007 and developed and implemented two generations of NoC-based ultra-low power Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip.
In 2007, Prof. Xu joined the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He established Big Data System Lab, Xilinx-HKUST Joint Lab, and OPTICS (Optical/Photonic Technology for Interconnected Computing System) Lab. He currently serves as the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems and IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems. He served on the steering committees, organizing committees, and technical program committees of many international conferences, including DAC, DATE, ICCAD, CASES, ICCD, CODES+ISSS, NOCS, HiPEAC, ASP-DAC, etc.
Prof. Xu is awarded IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor as a Charter Member in 2021. He was an ACM Distinguished Speaker and an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor. He and his students received IEEE Technical Committee on VLSI Best Paper Award of ISVLSI in 2018, Best Paper Award from IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI in 2009, and Best Poster Award from AMD Technical Forum and Exhibition in 2010. He coauthored a book titled Algorithms, Architecture and System-on-Chip Design for Wireless Applications (Cambridge University Press).