Dr. Hu is the director of EARL. He joined the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Alberta in 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, and his M.Eng and B.Eng degrees both from Computer Science Department at Tsinghua University, China.
His Ph.D. research was mainly focused on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). Particularly, it involved the development of minimal-overhead (area, performance, power and design flow) automatic synthesis tools for fault-tolerant FPGA-based designs, considering the soft error in the Nano-scale CMOS technology and the manufacture defects in the emerging devices. The front-end FPGA synthesis flow developed by Dr. Hu was awarded the Best Contribution Award at the 3rd IEEE Programming Challenge at the International Workshop of Logic Synthesis in 2008. His work for fault-tolerant FPGA synthesis has been nominated twice for the Best Paper Award at International Conference on Computer-Aided Design in 2008 and 2009, and at Design Automation Conference in 2010.
His current research interests covers all aspects of FPGAs, including architectures, CAD tools and applications. To learn more on my recent research, please go to my blog.
He is also interested at emerging technologies-enabled applications, including Wireless Healthcare and Pervasive Computing. He was one of the founding members in the engineering team of Perseus Medical Technologies, a startup company developing the state-of-the-art endoscope. The Perseus team was the winner of the first prize of Knapp Business Plan Competition 2009.
Email: bryanhu at ece dot ualberta dot ca
Office: ECERF W2-081, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2V4, Canada
Phone: (780) 492- xxxx,