Weichen Liu

Nanyang Assistant Professor
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University Singapore


Dr. Weichen Liu is a Nanyang Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Before that, he was a faculty member at Chongqing University, China. He received his PhD degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the MEng and BEng degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology, China.

Dr. Liu served as the chairs, technical program committee members, organizing committee members and associate editors for over 20 premier international conferences and journals. He authored and co-authored more than 100 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, conferences and books, and received the best paper candidate awards from ASP-DAC 2019 and 2016, CASES 2015, CODES+ISSS 2009, the best poster paper award from RTCSA 2017 and AMD-TFE 2010, and the most popular poster award from ASP-DAC 2017. His research is supported by the leading industrial partners including Intel, AMD, Xilinx, MediaTek, Huawei and HP.

Research Interests

  • Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  • Many-Core Systems
  • Electronic/Photonic Network-on-Chip
  • Machine Learning Acceleration
  • Computer Architecture

Honors & Awards

  • 3rd Place, IEEE EDAthon EDA Programming Competition, Hong Kong, 2020 (w/ Shien Zhu)
  • Best Presentation Award, Student Research Forum at ASP-DAC, China, 2020 (w/ Peng Chen)
  • Best Paper Candidate Award (ranked 1st in the track), ASP-DAC, China, 2020
  • Best Paper Candidate Award (ranked 1st in the track), ASP-DAC, Japan, 2019
  • Founding Investigator, HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab, Singapore, 2018 (News: 1, 2)
  • Nanyang Assistant Professorship Award, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2018 (Link)
  • A. Richard Newton Young Student Advisor Award, DAC, Austin, USA, 2017
  • Best Poster Paper Award, RTCSA, Taiwan, 2017
  • Most Popular Poster Award, SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASPDAC, Japan, 2017
  • Best Paper Candidate Award (ranked 1st in the track), ASP-DAC, Macau, 2016
  • Best Paper Candidate Award, CASES, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2015
  • Best Paper Candidate Award, CODES+ISSS, Grenoble, France, 2009
  • Best Poster Award, AMD Technical Forum and Exhibition (AMD-TFE), Taiwan, 2010
  • 100-Outstanding-Scholar Award, Chongqing University, China, 2013
  • Chongqing Outstanding Talents, Chongqing Government, China, 2014
  • MediaTek Inc. & Wu Ta-You Scholar Award, MediaTek Inc., Taiwan, 2005



SRF@ASP-DAC 2021 is online now.

I am looking for self-motivated students who have strong academic background and plan to pursue PhD/Master degree at NTU. Please send me your CV if interested!

I am looking for postdoctoral fellows in the broad areas of machine learning acceleration, in-memory computing, electronic/photonic network-on-chip, many-core systems, scheduling, real-time systems and embedded systems. Please feel free to drop me an email if interested!

I am looking for exchange PhD/Undergraduate students for 6-12 months visiting at NTU. Financial support is possible. Please feel free to drop me an email if interested!