Professor of Electrical Engineering

Phone: +86-27-81889933

Email: bryanhu@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: cyber-physical systems, data processing and data mining, computer -aided design for integrated circuits and systems

Dr. Yu Hu is a professor of School of School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, the director of Wuhan Research Institute for Smarter Cities and an elective expert of 1000 Young Talent Plan of China. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He received his B. Eng. and M. Eng. both from the Department of Computer of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University and his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. 


Dr. Hu’s research interests include cyber-physical systems, data processing and data mining, computer-aided design for integrated circuits and systems. He has been the PI for research projects with over CAN$ one million financial support. His research has been funded by agents including Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. The Wuhan Research Institute for Smarter Cities, which he is currently directing, is the official research facility funded by the Wuhan local government as a platform to incubate innovation of the smarter-city applications.


Dr. Hu has published over 50 research papers and received three best paper award nominations from top conferences in the field, including IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2010 and IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) 2009 and 2008. He also received the best contribution award from IWLS 2008 IEEE programming challenge.

Academic Degrees

PhD in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
M.Eng, Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, 2005
B.Eng, Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, 2002

Professional Experience

At Huazhong University of Science and Technology since 2012, School of Optical and Electronic Information, Professor (2012-present);
At University of Alberta since 2010, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Assistant Professor (2010-2012);

Professor
2012/8-prese2012/09-present, School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
nt, Wuhan Research Institute for Smarter Cities
Director
2010/1-2012/7, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta
Assistant Professor
2009/06-2009/12 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Post-doctoral researcher
2005/09-2009/05 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Assistant
2006/06-2006/09 Xilinx Research Lab.

Selected Publications

1. SPECO: Stochastic Perturbation based Clock tree Optimization considering temperature uncertainty. Integration, the VLSI Journal, 46(1): 22-32 (2013)
2. System-in-Package: Electrical and Layout Perspectives, Foundations and Trends in Electronic Design Automation .vol.4 no.4, pp. 223-306 2011.
3. In-Place FPGA retiming for mitigation of variational single-event transient faults, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I (TCAS-I), Vol.58, Jun, 2011
4. Accelerating Boolean Matching Using Bloom Filter, IEICE Transactions, Vol.E93-A,No.10,Oct. 2010.
5. Providing a Cushion for Wireless Healthcare Application Development, IEEE Potentials Magazine, 2010, Jan./Feb. pp. 19-23.
6. Design and Synthesis of Programmable Logic Block with Mixed LUT and Macro-Gate, IEEE TCAD, 2009, 28(4),pp. 591-595.
7. Exploiting Symmetries to Speed-Up SAT-Based Boolean Matching for Logic Synthesis of FPGAs, IEEE TCAD, 2008, 27(10), pp.1751-1760.
8. Dual Vdd Buffer Insertion for Power Reduction, IEEE TCAD, 2008, 27(8), pp. 1498-1502.
9. Physical Synthesis for FPGA Interconnect Power Reduction by Dual-Vdd Budgeting and Retiming, ACM TODAES, 13, 2 (Apr. 2008), pp. 1-29.
10. Fashion: A Fast and Accurate Solution to Global Routing Problem, IEEE TCAD 2008, 27(4), pp.726-737.
11. A full scale solution to the rectilinear obstacle-avoiding Steiner problem, Elsevier INTEGRATION, the VLSI Journal, 2008, 41(3), pp. 413-425.
12. Lambda-OAT: Lambda-Geometry Obstacle-Avoiding Tree Construction with O (nlogn) Complexity. IEEE TCAD, 26(11), 2007, pp. 2073-2079.
13. ACO-Steiner: Ant Colony Optimization Based Rectilinear Steiner Minimal Tree Algorithm, Journal of Computer Science & Technology, 2006, 21(1), pp. 147-152.
14. FORst: A 3-Step Heuristic for Obstacle-Avoiding Rectilinear Steiner Minimal Tree Construction. Journal of Information & Computational Science, 2004, 1(3), pp. 107-116.

Working Papers

1576R: The Role of Culture in the Resolution of Information Incongruity: Additivity versus Attenuation

Selected Cases

M321: Obama and the Power of Social Media and Technology

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, 2014, Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP)
Selected into the 1000 Young Talent Plan by the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, 2012
Best paper award nominations
Design Automation Conference 2010 (1%)
International Conference on Computer-Aided Design 2009 (2%)
International Conference on Computer-Aided Design 2008 (2%)
Best contribution award from IWLS 2008 IEEE programming challenge
UCLA Research Assistant Fellowship, 2007-2009
Outstanding Graduate Student from Tsinghua University, 2005

Courses Taught

Processor Architecture

Embedded System

Centers/Programs

Director of Wuhan Research Institute for Smarter Cities

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