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 140 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, conferences and books, and received the best paper candidate awards from ASP-DAC 2020, 2019 and 2016, CASES 2015, CODES+ISSS 2009, and the best poster paper awards from SRF@ASP-DAC 2020 and 2017, RTCSA 2017, AMD-TFE 2010. 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

  • Best Paper Candidate Award, GLSVLSI, US, 2022
  • Publicity Paper, DAC, US, 2022
  • 3rd Place, IEEE EDAthon EDA Programming Competition, Hong Kong, 2020
  • Best Poster Award (Presentation), ACM SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASP-DAC, China, 2020
  • Best Paper Candidate Award, ASP-DAC, China, 2020
  • Best Paper Candidate Award, 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, US, 2017
  • Best Poster Paper Award, RTCSA, Taiwan, 2017
  • Best Poster Award (Most Popular), ACM SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASPDAC, Japan, 2017
  • Best Paper Candidate Award, 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



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SRF@ASP-DAC 2021 is online.

I am looking for self-motivated PhD 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. Please feel free to drop me an email if interested!