Bei Yu

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.E. (Tsinghua), Ph.D. (Texas)

Resume/CV (as of Apr. 20, 2018)

“If I knew what I was doing, it wouldn't be called research.” - Albert Einstein.


I'm an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. My research interests include combinatorial algorithm and machine learning with applications in VLSI computer aided design (CAD), cyber-physical system, and computer vision (more about my research). I'm serving as Secretary and web chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). I also have served in the program committees of DAC, ICCAD, ASPDAC, ISPD, GLSVLSI, ISQED, the editorial boards of Integration, the VLSI Journal and IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications.

I am always looking for motivated graduate students with background in computer science, electronic engineering, or mathematics.


E-mail: byu[at]
Phone: (852)-3943-8435
Fax: (852)-2603-5024
Office: Rm 914, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building
Consultation Hours: H13:30–15:30

Call For Papers / Participation


System Design Contest 2018. Click here for more details.

Registration deadline: October 15, 2017.

Recent News

  • Jan/2018: I'm serving as Special Sesion Co-Chair at IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI) 2018. Please submit high-quality paper or special session proposal (Click here for more details).

  • Jan/16/2018: Prof. Xiang Chen from George Mason University visits CUHK-CSE, and delivers a talk with title ‘‘Challenges and Opportunities of Mobile System’’. (photo)

  • Dec/14/2017: Prof. Chengmo Yang from University of Delaware visits CUHK-CSE. Prof. Yang delivers a talk with title ‘‘Nonvolatile Memory Friendly FPGA Synthesis ’’. (Check out more pictures here: photo1, photo2)

  • Nov/21/2017: Prof. Ulf Schlichtmann from TUM and Dr. Siegbert Klee visit CUHK-CSE. Prof. Schlichtmann delivers a talk with title ‘‘New IC Timing Paradigms – Aging-aware Timing and Post-Manufacturing Tuning’’. Dr. Klee also gives a talk with title ‘‘The German Research Landscape and Funding Options for International Collaboration (slides)’’. Also thanks for the helps from Prof. Michael Lyu, Prof. F. Y. Young, and Prof. Ming-Chang Yang in organizing the great event. (Check out more pictures here: photo1, photo2, photo3)

  • Sep/2017: I'm serving as Guest Editor of Integration, the VLSI Journal Special Issue on Emerging Technologies for System Level Design and Interconnects. Please submit your paper to this special issue.

  • May/2017: Graduate students going to Bay Area as data scientist internship: Yuzhe Ma (Cadence), Haoyu Yang (ASML Brion). Wish them a productive summer by working with industry collaborators/experts.

Selected Awards

Best Paper Award ICCAD 2013
Best Paper Award ASPDAC 2012
Best Paper Award ISPD 2017
Best Student Paper Award SPIE 2016
Best Paper Award Nomination DAC 2014
Best Paper Award Nomination ASPDAC 2013
Best Paper Award Nomination ICCAD 2011
Outstanding Dissertation Award EDAA 2014
Outstanding Students Abroad Award China Scholarship Council 2014
SPIE Scholarship SPIE 2013
IBM Ph.D. Scholarship IBM 2012
1st Place Award in CAD Contest ICCAD 2015
2nd Place Award in CAD Contest ICCAD 2013
2nd Place Award in CAD Contest ICCAD 2012
3rd Place Award in ISPD Contest ISPD 2017


2017-2019 RGC Early Career Scheme “A Unified Framework for Layout Optimization and Printability Estimation”
2017-2018 CUHK Academic Equipment Grant “FPGA-based Rapid Prototyping Equipment”
2016-2017 CUHK Direct Grant for Research “VLSI Design for Manufacturability with Advanced Lithography”
2015-2017 CUHK Start-up Fund