I am an Associate Professor at the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). My research interest focuses on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) related technologies, which span multiple areas including FPGA-based reconfigurable hardware accelerators, FPGA-based emulation and prototyping, next-gen FPGA architecture, EDA algorithms and tools for efficient FPGA configuration, and FPGA applications in networking, arithmetic circuits and more.
My broader research group (led by Professor Yungang Bao) at ICT focuses on open-source chip design and verification using agile methodologies.Therefore I am now particularly interested in FPGA-accelerated agile design and verification for processor designs.
I received my Ph.D. from Imperial College London, under the supervision of Professor George A. Constantinides. I then worked as an FPGA design engineer at Intel for several years, providing system-level solutions for top-tier cloud customers. I was heavily involved in developing Intel’s first IPU (Infrastructure Processing Unit), codenamed Big Springs Canyon.
For students: I normally have one position available for Master student admission each year, please reach out early as the application can be competitive.
There are post-doc positions open in the group, and I am constantly hiring visiting students & interns.
If you are interested in doing research with me, please email me your most updated CV at: shikan[at]ict.ac.cn