Adjunct Professors

Yuan Xie

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California at Santa Barbara
Research Interests : VLSI Design, Electronics Design Automation, Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems Design.

Information below are from Prof. Yuan Xie's official website: URL:


Short Bio: Prof. Xie received his B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Electrical Engineering DepartmentPrinceton University.  Prior to joining Penn State in Fall 2003, he worked as an Advisory Engineer for IBM Microelectronics Division's Worldwide Design Center. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award.   For more information, please click here for the curriculum vitae.

Research Interests : VLSI Design, Electronics Design Automation, Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems Design.

Highlight News: 
--- Yuan Xie is appointed as the Editor-in-Chief for ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC), effective from January 1, 2016.
--- New book Die-Stacking Architecture is published by Morgan Claypool Publishers in 2015.

--- Yuan Xie is elevated to IEEE Fellow (class of 2015) due to the contribution in design automation and architecture for 3D ICs.
--- Two papers accepted by HPCA 2015 with one as Best Paper nomination 
--- Congratulations to Ping Chi for ACM SRC award at ICCAD 2014. 
--- Congratulations to Ping Chi for ICCAD 2014 Best Paper Award (IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award). 
--- Congratulations to Jishen Zhao for her paper accepted by MICRO 2014! 
--- We presented a tutorial on Architectural Modeling for Emerging Memory Technologies at ISCA 2014
--- Tao Zhang and Jishen Zhao successfully defended their Ph.D. dissertations in March, and joined Nvidia and HP Labs, respectively. 
--- Congratulations to Tao Zhang for ISCA 2014 paper. 
--- Our team had 4 papers accepted by DAC 2014. 
--- New book Emerging Memory Technologies: Design, Architecture, and Applications is published by Springer. 
--- Jishen Zhao's paper Kiln: Closing the Performance Gap Between Systems With and Without Persistence Support received the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at MICRO-46. 
--- ISLPED 2014 was held in San Diego. Dr. Xie serves as the General co-chair. 
--- ISLPED 2013 was held in Beijing on Sept.4-6, 2013. Dr. Xie serves as the TPC co-chair. 
--- ASPDAC 2013 was held in Yokohama, Japan. Dr. Xie served as the TPC chair. 
--- Guangyu Sun received 2012 EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award 
--- Best paper award at ISVLSI 2012 
--- Best paper award at ISLPED 2011 
--- Xiangyu Dong named ACM Student Research Contest winner and awarded at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 4, 2011. 
--- More news....

Selected Research Projects: (Click here for more details about his research)
--- [3DIC: EDA,Architecture and Application for Emerging 3D ICs] 
--- [MAAEMO: Modeling, Architecture and Application for Emerging Memory Technologies] 
--- [Variation Aware Design Methdologies] 
--- [Soft Errors Analysis and Mitigation] 
--- [Low Power and Thermal-Aware Design] 
--- [Embedded System Synthesis/Design]



5159 Harold Frank Hall, ECE Dept.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106
Email: yuanxie AT ece dot ucsb dot edu
Phone: 805-893-5563
FAX: 805-893-3262