Current Team

Abdurrashid Ibrahim SANKA
Post-doctoral Fellow
hkabdulsanka@gmail.com

Dr. 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 since 2012. Mr. Sanka joined the CALAS group in 2017 for his Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, and he received his Ph.D. degree in 2022.

His research interests include:
– Blockchain Technology
– Systems design and developments with FPGA
– Hardware and Information Security
– Embedded systems developments

Weipei HUANG (Vic)
Post-doctoral Fellow
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 received his Ph.D. degree in 2022 from 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:
– VLSI implementation of tensor decomposition
– Hardware acceleration of computing

Songyang LYU (Yang)
Ph.D. Candidate
tju_sl@hotmail.com

Mr. LYU Songyang received the B.Eng degree in 2016 from the School of Precision Instrument and Opto-Electronic Engineering, Tianjin Unversity, Tianjin. He is now a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the 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)

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 at the LIRMM in 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 started his Ph.D. study in the 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
gaoyumao3-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

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:
– Hardware/Software Co-design Architecture
– Hardware Design for Post-Quantum Cryptography

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.

Shutong JIN (Claire)
Ph.D. Candidate
Shutonjin97@gmail.com

Miss Shutong JIN received her B.Eng degree from Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong in 2020. She is now a Ph.D. candidate supervised by Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung.

Her research interest includes:
– Deep learning
– Hardware acceleration of computing

Zewen YE (Lucas)
Ph.D. Candidate
lucas.zw.ye@outlook.com

Mr. Lucas Zewen Ye received his bachelor’s degree in microelectronics science and
engineering from Zhejiang University (ZJU) in 2020. He is currently pursuing
the joint Ph.D. degree at the Intelligent Security and Ubiquitous Computing Lab (ISUC),
Zhejiang University (ZJU) and the CityU Architecture Lab for Arithmetic and Security
(CALAS), City University of Hong Kong (CityU), advised by Dr. Kejie Huang
and Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung.

His research interest includes:
– Cryptographic hardware design
– Deep learning hardware
– Security of RISC-V

Yuhan SHE
Ph.D. Candidate

Mr. Yuhan SHE received his bachelor’s degree from Zhejiang University (ZJU) majoring in Electrical Engineering in 2021. He is now a Ph.D. student at the City University of Hong Kong supervised by Prof. Yan Hong and Dr. Ray.

His research interests include:
– Reconfigurable processor design
– ASIC design on machine learning

Yile XING
Ph.D. Candidate
ylxing2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Miss. Yile XING received her B.Eng degree in 2021 from Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). She is now a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the City University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung.

Her research interests include:
– Hardware design for FHE (fully homomorphic encryption)
– Hardware acceleration of computing

Shuai YUAN
MPhil  Candidate
shuayuan4-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. Shuai YUAN received his B.Eng degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2021. He is now an MPhil student in the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong supervised by Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung.

His research interests include:
-Remote sensing image understanding
-High-performance computing

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

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 the 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 the CALAS group and under the supervision of Dr. Ray C.C. CHEUNG.

His research interests include:
– Network Coding
– Systems design and developments with FPGA

Wenqiu SHI
Master Student

 

Miss. Wenqiu SHI received her B.Eng degree in 2021 from Chengdu University of Information Technology, Sichuan. She is now a master student in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the City University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung.

Her research interest includes:
– Reconfigurable Secure Processor Design

Wei JIANG
Master Student

Mr. JIANG Wei received his B.Sc degree in 2021 from the College of Electronic Science & Engneering, Jilin University. He is currently a master student supervised by Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung in the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong.

His research interests include:
– Reconfigurable deep learning architecture
– Deep learning hardware acceleration

Haohao YANG
Master Student
Haohayang5-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. YANG received his BEng degree in Communication Engineering at the Xi’an University of Posts and Telecommunications. He is currently a master student in Electronic Information Engineering at the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the CALAS group and under the supervision of Dr. Ray C.C. CHEUNG.
His research interests include:
– System design and developments with FPGA.
– Digital programmable meta materials.

Tingjiang TAN(Rick)
Master Student
tingjitan2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. TAN received his BEng degree in Electronic Information Engineering at the Harbin Institute of Technology in 2021. 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 the CALAS group and under the supervision of Dr. Ray C.C. CHEUNG.

His research interests include:
– Deep learning network
– AI-Empowered Underwater Robotics Design with FPGA

MA Haoxuan (Josh)
Undergraduate Student (Campus Research Intern)
haoxuanma2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Mr. MA Haoxuan is an undergraduate student at the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. He is the recipient of the CityU Mainland Full Tuition scholarship. He is now passionate about FPGA and is a member of the CALAS group.

His research interests include:
– Deep learning network
– System design and developments with FPGA

Yip Hoi Shun (Anson)
Undergraduate Student (Final Year Project)
Hoisyip4-c@my.cityu.edu.Hk

Mr. Yip is an undergraduate student at the Department of Electrical Engineering, majoring in Computer data engineering, City University of Hong Kong. He is currently a research intern at HiSilicon Hong Kong.

 

His research interests include:
– IoT Technology
– Computer Architectures Development

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 the CityU Mainland Full Tuition scholarship. He’s now a sophomore with a great passion for FPGA and is a member of the 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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