Yangdong (Steve) Deng received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, in 2006. He received his ME and BE degrees in Electronic Department from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 1998 and 1995, respectively. He developed the first generation 3-D VLSI layout design tools and implemented several real world designs, such as a microprocessor and a reconfigurable datapath chip, into 3-D integration. He joined Incentia design Systems in 2004 as Senior Software Engineer (before finishing his Ph.D. dissertation). From 2006 to Feb. 2008, he was with Magma Design Automation as Software Architect. He received an award from Magma Design Automation for his technical contributions. Since Mar. 2008, he has been with Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, as Aassociate Professor. His research interests include parallel electronic design automation (EDA) algorithms, electronic system level (ESL) design, and parallel computing. Especially, he initialized the effort of using GPU to accelerate the time-consume VLSI design verification process, which has been the bottleneck of modern VLSI development. His works achieved the best results in GPU based sparse-matrix operations, logic simulation, and software routers. He also developed world’s first GPU based software IP router. His research is supported by the EDA Key Project of China Ministry of Science and Technology, Tsinghua-Intel Center of Advanced Mobile Computing Technology, Intel University Programs, NVidia Professor Partnership Awards, and others. He leads the systems modeling team of the Tsinghua-Intel Center of Advanced Mobile Computing Technology. He is the author of 3 books and over 20 papers. As one of the first researchers to work on GPU based general purpose computing, his work was also reported by major technology media such as CSDN, sino.com, and Zhongguancun Online.
Biography Updated on 9 June 2010