B.Sc. (Wisconsin), Ph.D. (Texas)
Research Assistant Professor

Research Areas
  • Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Machine Learning
  • Computer Engineering
    • Intelligent Systems Integration & Design
    • VLSI Computer-Aided Design



Keren Zhu is currently a research assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2022, he received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, USA. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with the highest distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, in 2016. Dr. Zhu’s research focuses on physical design automation, analog integrated circuit design automation, machine learning for EDA, and computing systems with emerging technologies. During his Ph.D. studies, Dr. Zhu was one of the key contributors to the development of MAGICAL, an open-source analog layout automation software. He has authored dozens of technical papers on electronic design automation, circuit design, and machine learning, which have been published in leading venues, as well as multiple book chapters. His research has received recognition through nominations for best paper awards at several conferences.