Current Team

 

Dr. Yao LIU (Yao)
Postdoctoral Fellow
liuyaoja@gmail.com

Dr. LIU Yao received his Ph.D. degree at the City University of Hong Kong in 2019. He is now the postdoctoral fellow in the CALAS group. His research interest mainly focuses on cryptographic devices, lightweight security systems, computer networks, and related hardware architectures.

 

Dr. Wangchen DAI (Winston)
Visiting Scholar
w.dai@my.cityu.edu.hk

Wangchen Dai received the B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, in 2010,the M.A.Sc degree from the University of Windsor, Canada, in 2013, and the Ph.D degree from the City University of Hong Kong, in 2018. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include high-performance hardware implementation of computer arithmetic, architecture design and optimization of cryptographic algorithms, and reconfigurable computing.


Weipei HUANG (Vic)

Ph.D. Candidate  (co-supervise with Prof. Hong YAN)
weipei.huang@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. HUANG Weipei received the B.Eng and M.Eng degree in 2013 and 2016 respectively from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou. He is now a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the City University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Professor Hong Yan and Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung. His research interest includes:

                    • VLSI implementation of tensor decomposition
                    • Hardware acceleration of computing

Abdurrashid Ibrahim SANKA
Ph.D. Candidate
hkabdulsanka@gmail.com

Mr. Abdurrashid SANKA hailed from Kano State, Nigeria. He received his B.Eng Electrical (first class) in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Bayero University, Kano in 2011. He then got his master degree in Embedded Microelectronics and Wireless Systems from Coventry University, United Kingdom (UK) in 2014. He works as a lecturer at Bayero University, Kano from 2012. Mr. Sanka joined the CALAS group in 2017 for his Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include:

                    • Blockchain Technology
                    • Systems design and developments with FPGA
                    • Hardware and Information Security
                    • Embedded systems developments

Songyang LYU (Yang)
Ph.D. Candidate
yang.lyu@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. LYU Songyang received the B.Eng degree in 2016 from School of Precision Instrument and Opto-Electronic Engineering, Tianjin Unversity, Tianjin. He is now a Ph.D student in the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung. His research interest includes:

                    • Hardware implementation of ELM (Extreme Learning Machine) algorithms
                    • Hardware acceleration of computing and ASIP (Application-specific Instruction set processors)

Mehdi Hasan CHOWDHURY
Ph.D. Candidate, HK PhD Fellowship Scholar
chowdhury.ee@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. Mehdi Hasan Chowdhury has received the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) in 2018. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree supervised by Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung in the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. Mr. Chowdhury received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Department of EEE, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh. He has been working there as a faculty member in that same department since 2013, and at present, he is on study leave. His research interests include:

                    • Embedded Systems
                    • Biomedical Engineering

Muhammad IRFAN
Ph.D. Candidate
m.irfan@my.cityu.edu.hk

Muhammad Irfan received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, in 2013 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan, in 2016, respectively. He worked as a Lecturer for two years and is on leave from the Electrical Engineering department at CECOS University of IT and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan. He has joined the City University of Hong Kong as a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering department in 2018. He works on the designing/optimization of ternary content-addressable memory on FPGAs. His research interests include

                    • High-speed low power digital systems design
                    • Reconfigurable computing, embedded systems
                    • Advanced computer architecture

Guangyan LI (Gavin)
Ph.D. Candidate
guangyali5-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. Guangyan LI received the B.Eng degree in 2020 from the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. He joined the overseas internship scheme to the LIRMM at Montpellier, France from June to August of 2019.  He was a research-based FYP student under the supervision of Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung. He will start his Ph.D. study in CityU EE department in 2020/21. His research interest includes:

  • Reconfigurable computing with FPGA.
  • Hardware and information security.
  • Lightweight PQC cryptography.

Zhewen ZHANG (Candice)
Ph.D. Candidate
zhewzhang3-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Miss. ZHANG Zhewen received the B.Eng degree in 2020 from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin. She is now a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung.
Her research interests include:

  • ASIC design of memory
  • Big data IC design

Gaoyu MAO (Gary)
Ph.D. Candidate
maogaoyu97@gmail.com

Mr. Gaoyu MAO received his B.Eng from Shandong University in 2020. He is now a Ph.D. student supervised by Dr. Ray C.C.Cheung in the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include:

  • Efficient system design with FPGA
  • Hardware and Information Security
  • RISC V processor design

Ajita Misra
Ph.D. Candidate (co-supervise with Prof. Hong YAN)
ajita24101996@gmail.com

Miss. Ajita Misra received the B.Tech degree in 2018 from SRM University, India in the department of ECE. Later she received her M.Tech. degree in ICT with specialization in VLSI in 2020 from DAIICT, India. She will start the Ph.D. study in CityU EE department in 2020/21. Her research interests include: system design using FPGA, machine learning, VLSI digital design.

Muhammad Ashraf
Ph.D. Candidate
mabdelgaw2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. Muhammad Ashraf received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Minia university faculty of engineering, Egypt, in 2017. He worked as a teaching assistant for two years and is on leave from the Electrical Engineering department at Minia University, Egypt. He is now a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the City University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Professor Hong Yan and Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung.
His research interests include

  • High-performance hardware acceleration of computing.
  • ASIP (Application-specific Instruction set processors).
  • FPGA implementation of tensor decomposition.

Tsz Lun Einstein WONG (John)
Research Assistant
tljewong@cityu.edu.hk

Mr. John Wong received his B.Sc from the University of Hong Kong in 2016. He is now a research assistant supervised by Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung in the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong.

His research interests include:
– Hardware Design of BATS Codes, Network Coding
– Pattern recognition
– Application and hardware implementation of deep learning

Junjie LIU (Jack)
Research Assistant
junjieliu4@cityu.edu.hk

Mr. Junjie LIU received his BEng degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from City University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Dr. Ray Cheung in 2017 and Mphil degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2020. He is currently a research assistant in the CALAS group. His research focuses on efficient machine learning system with software/hardware co-design that combines neural architecture search, neural network compression algorithms and dedicated hardware architecture designs. Mr. Junjie LIU received his BEng degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from City University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Dr. Ray Cheung in 2017 and Mphil degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2020. He is currently a research assistant in the CALAS group.

His research focuses on:

  • efficient machine learning system with software/hardware co-design that combines neural architecture search
  • neural network compression algorithms and dedicated hardware architecture designs.

Yiqing ZHANG (John)
Research Assistant
yiqzhang3-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. John ZHANG received the B.Eng (Major in CDE) in 2020 from the Electrical Department at City University of Hong Kong. He is currently an MScEIE student in the EE department, City University of Hong Kong, and a research assistant in the CALAS group.

His research interests include:

– IoT application
– Sport Science
– Wireless communication

Runzhou GUO (Ranger)
Master Graduate
runzhoguo3-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. GUO received his BEng in Optic-Electronic Information Engineering at the Nanjing Institute of Technology in 2018.  He is currently a master student in Electronic Information Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong.
He is a member of CALAS group and under the supervision of Dr. Ray C.C. CHEUNG. His research interests include:
-Sensor fusion technology
-Visual location and navigation system design and developments with FPGA

Fengzhi CAI (Fred)
Master Graduate
fengzhcai2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. CAI received his BEng in Electronic Information Science and Technology at the South China Normal University in 2019. He is currently a master student in Electronic Information Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. He is a member of CALAS group and under the supervision of Dr. Ray C.C. CHEUNG. His research interests include:
– Network Coding
– Systems design and developments with FPGA

Zhao Yifei (Faye)
Undergraduate student (Final Year Project Student)
yifeizhao5-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Miss Zhao Yifei is an undergraduate student, major in Electronic and Communication Engineering at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, City University of HongKong. She is the recipient of CityU Scholarship. She joined the FYP team supervised by Dr. Ray on the topic of Reconfigurable Secure Processor Design.

Her research interests include:
Systems design and developments with FPGA
Hardware acceleration of the neural network

 

Kwun Yu WU (Kelvin)
Undergraduate Student (Final Year Project)
kwunyuwu2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. WU, Kwun Yu is an undergraduate student, majoring in Computer and Data Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering. He joined the FYP team supervised by Dr. Ray on the topic of Secure AIoT Design with a focus on deep learning acceleration.

His research interests include:

  • Parallel Computing
  • Machine Learning System

Feng CHENG (Vince)
Undergraduate Student (Campus Research Intern)
qingcheng4-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. CHENG Feng is an undergraduate student at the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. He is the recipient of CityU Mainland Full Tuition scholarship. He’s now a sophomore with great passion for FPGA and is a member of CALAS group. His research interests include:

  • Hardware acceleration of the neural network
  • Brain-computer interface

Jierui LIU (Jerry)
Undergraduate Student  (Campus Research Intern)
jieruiliu2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Miss. LIU Jierui is an undergraduate student at the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. She is the recipient of the CityU Mainland Full Tuition Scholarship. She has a great passion for FPGA technologies and is a member of the CALAS group. Her research interests include:

  • System design and developments with FPGA
  • Natural Language Processing

Yang Hao (Frank)
Undergraduate Student  (Campus Research Intern)
hyang28-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. YANG Hao is an undergraduate student major in Electronics and Communication Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. He is the recipient of the CityU Mainland Full Tuition scholarship and the HKSAR government scholarship. His research interests include:

  • System design and developments with FPGA
  • Reconfigurable embedded systems

 

 

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