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  Emerging Computing Technology Laboratory at SJTU


About the Group
The group consists of Prof. Weikang Qian and his students in the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In our research, we study how emerging technologies, such as new computing paradigms and novel devices, will affect the design and synthesis of digital circuits and systems. Broadly speaking, our research activities include both hardware and software development. In the hardware aspect, we design novel digital circuits and architectures for many different applications, such as image processing and machine learning, emphasizing the impact of emerging technologies. In the software aspect, we develop algorithms to aid the design of integrated circuits and systems.

We welcome you to explore this website of our group:
  • See our "People" page for a list of everyone in the group.
  • See our "Research" page for an overview of our research activities.
  • See our "Publications" page for our papers.
  • See our "Teaching" page for courses that Weikang teaches.
  • See our "Activities" page for activities that Weikang engages in.
  • See our "Links" page for some useful links.

Open Positions
We are constantly hiring graduate students and postdocs who are interested in electronic design automation (EDA), circuit design, or computer architecture. However, students/postdocs with various backgrounds from Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Automation, or Mathematics are also welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with strong backgrounds in math (especially discrete math, probability and random processes, or optimization) and/or programming.

We also have positions for undergraduate students. Preference will be given to these undergraduate students who are highly-motivated and interested in joining our group for further graduate study.

If interested in any of the above positions, please send an email with a copy of your CV to Weikang at

Current Announcement
Past Announcement
  • We presented our work on synthesizing stochastic computing circuits at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design in November, 2014. This work is first-authored by Yili Ding, a JI undergraduate student.
  • We presented our work on synthesizing single-electron transistor circuits at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design in November, 2014. This work is first-authored by Zheng.
  • Zili and Xuesong joined our group as master students in September, 2014. Welcome, Zili and Xuesong!
  • We received a general-program grant from National Natural Science Foundation of China (jointly with Prof. Bo Yuan from CS Department at SJTU) to study how to design stochastic computing circuits and architectures for machine learning and inference applications.
  • We received a grant from Capital Microelectronics Corporation to study how to accelerate FPGA technology mapping using multicore processors.
  • Chen obtained his master of science degree in March, 2014. Congratulations! Chen will continue for a Ph.D. study in our group.