Associate Professor, Ph.D. Purdue University, 2012
Office: Engineering E-223
Office Hours: MWF: 1-3PM, or by appointment
Phone: (618) 453-7028
Lab: VLSI System Research
Dr. Lu's research interests include (a) HEVC/H.265 real-time video encoding algorithms and VLSI hardware architecture, and (b) Deep neural network algorithm and VLSI hardware architecture (for smart building, self-driving, pattern recognition, and video/image processing applications).
I have opening positions in my VLSI system research lab for PhD students on exciting projects with funding support. Please contact me with your complete resume if you are interested in working together with me.
ECE 327 Digital Circuit Design with HDL
ECE 426/516 Implementation of VLSI Systems with HDL
ECE 515 Three Dimensional Integration Systems
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Ph.D. Electrical and Comp. Engineering 12/12
Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology M. Eng. Electrical and Comp. Engineering 07/07
Nankai University, Tianjin, China B. Eng. Microelectronics 05/04
08/15-Present Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
09/14-08/15 3D IC Chip Designer, Tezzaron Semiconductor, IL, 60563
01/13-09/14 R&D Circuit Design Engineer, Arctic Sand Technologies, Cambridge, MA
08/08-12/12 Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
05/11-08/11 Intern Engineer, Silicon Laboratories Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
08/05-08/07 Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
08/04-08/05 Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research and develop cutting-edge IC technology/circuit/platform.
Architect, design and verify circuits from schematic through layout.
Assist in develop and implement test circuit and test plan.
Prototype chip testing to validate analog circuit and system performance.
Technical Program Committee of ACM International Symposium on Low-Power Electronics and Design (2015), IEEE/ACM Great Lake Symposium on VLSI (2011-2014)
Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Elsevier, 2012-Present
◦ IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC)
◦ IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems
◦ IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I)
◦ IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS-II)
Tang, Z., Luo*, L., Xie, B., Zhu, Y., Zhao, Z., Bi, L., Lu, C.* (2022). Automatic sparse connectivity learning for neural networks. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 2022.
Huang, T., Zhao, R., Bi, L., Zhang, D.*, Lu, C.* (2022). Neural embedding singular value decomposition for collaborative filtering. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 2022.
Zheng, J., Lu, C., Hao, C., Chen, D., Guo, D. (2021). Improving the generalization ability of deep neural networks for cross-domain visual recognition. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Development Systems, 13(3), 607-620.
Hu, J., Xu, H., Wang, J., Liang, K., Lu, C., Li, G. (2021). A 26-ppm/oC, 13.2-ppm/V, 0.11%-inaccuracy Picowatt Voltage Reference with PVT Compensation and Fast Startup. Microelectronics Journal [Elsevier], 115, 105189.
Wei, B.*, Lu, C.* (2021). Exploring device-circuit co-design in LC VCO circuits using monolayer transition metal dischalcogenide MoS2 field-effect transistors. International Journal of Electronics and Communications [Elsevier], 138, 153867.
Hu, J., Lu, C., Xu, H., Jin, W., Ke, L., Li, G. (2021). A novel precision CMOS current reference for IoT systems. International Journal of Electronics and Communications [Elsevier], 130, 153577.
Yan, X., Xiao, Z., Lu, C. (2020). Characteristic investigation of highly-oriented Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 thin films resistive memory devices. Applied Physics Letters, 116, 013506. [Impact factor: 3.521]
Y. Zhang, C. Lu*, "High-performance algorithm adaptations and hardware architecture for HEVC intra encoders", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, accepted, 2019.
Jianwei Zheng, Chao Lu, Jing Guo, Deming Chen, Donghui Guo, “A Hardware-efficient Block Matching Algorithm and Its Hardware Design for Variable Block Size Motion Estimation”, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, vol. 24, no. 2, article 15, January 2019.
Yuanzhi Zhang, Chao Lu “Efficient algorithm adaptations and fully-parallel hardware architecture of HEVC intra encoder”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, accepted, 2018.
Z. Zhang, Y. Wu, C. Lu, S. Ahmed, “Electron mobility in β-Ga2O3: an ensemble Monte Carlo study”, Applied Physics A [Springer], vol. 124, no. 637, 2018.
H. Wang, D. Ren, C. Lu, X. Yan, “Investigation of multilayer WS2 flakes as charge trapping stack layers in non-volatile flash memories”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 112, no. 23, 2018.
S. Li, Y. Zhang, H. Luo, Y. Chen, C. Lu, D. Guo, “Race-condition-aware and hardware-oriented task partitioning and scheduling using entropy maximization”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 1589-1604, July 2018.
Huachao Xu, Yuanzhi Zhang, Chao Lu, Guofeng Li, "A 0.45 ppm analog temperature compensated crystal oscilator using novel compensation algorithm and network", International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 90, pp. 69-78, June 2018.
Yuanzhi Zhang, Chao Lu, "A Highly-Parallel Hardware Architecture of Table-based CABAC Bit Rate Estimator in HEVC Intra Encoder", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, accepted, 2018.
Xiaoqiang Li, Ruifeng Liu, Yuanzhi Zhang, Wenshen Wang, Huimin Liu, Chao Lu, "A 5.7~6 GHz CMOS PLL with low phase noise and -68dBc reference spur", International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 85, pp. 23-31, 2018.
Meijuan Zhang, Ruifeng Liu, Yuanzhi Zhang, Wenshen Wang, Huimin Liu, Chao Lu, "A fully Integrated RSSI and ultra low power ADC for 5.8 GHz DSRC China ETC transceiver", International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 86, pp. 154-163, 2018.
Baolin Wei, Chao Lu, "Transition Metal Dichalcogenide MoS2 Field-Effect Transistors for Analog Circuits: A Simulation Study", International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 88, pp. 110-119, 2018.
Linglig Cao, Ruifeng Liu, Yuanzhi Zhang, Meijuan Zhang, Xiaoqiang Li, Wenshen Wang, Huimin Liu, Chao Lu, "A 5.8GHz Digitally Controlled DSRC CMOS Receiver with A Wide Dyanmic Range for Chinese ETC System", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, accepted, 2018.
Yan, H. Wang, Z. Zhang, C. Ho, H. He, C. Lu, X. Jia, Y. Zhang, T. Yang, J. Zhao, Z. Zhou, M. Zhao, "A graphene oxide quantum dots embedded charge trapping memory with enhanced memory window and data retention", IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society, vol. 6, pp. 464-467, 2018.
Yuanyuan Zhang, Tao Yang, Xiaobing Yan, Zichang Zhang, Gang bai, Chao Lu, Xinlei Jia, Bangfu Ding, Jianhu Zhao, and Zhenyu Zhou, "A Metal/Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3/SiO2/Si Single Film Device for Charge Trapping Memory Towards a Large Memory Window", Applied Physics Letter, 110, 223501, 2017.
Chih-Hisang Ho, Dung-Sheng Tsai, Chao Lu, Sooyoun Kim, Selin Mungan, Yuanzhi Zhang, Jr-Hau He, "Device Process and Circuit Application Interaction for Harsh Electronics: Radiation-Hardening Hf-In-Zn-O Thin Film Transistors as an Example", IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 1039-1042, August, 2017.
Sizhao Li, Yuanzhi Zhang, Yan Chen, Chao Lu, Donghui Guo, "Race-Condition-Aware Task Partitioning and Scheduling Using Entropy Maximization", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, accepted, 2017.
Min Chen, Yuanzhi Zhang*, Chao Lu, "Efficient Architecture of Variable Size HEVC 2D-DCT for FPGA Platforms", International Journal of Electronics and Communications, in press, 2017.
S. Baytok, C. Lu, C. H. Ho, V. Raghunathan, K. Roy, “Effects of Deposition Process on Poly-Si Micro-scale Energy Scavenging Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 1650-1657, April, 2016.
X. Wang, C. Lu, Z. Mao, "Power efficient SRAM design with integrated bit line charge pump", International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 70, no. 10, pp. 1395-1402, 2016.
X. Wang, C. Lu, Z. Mao, “Charge recycling 8T SRAM design for low voltage robust operation”, International Journal of Electronics and Communications, 2015.volume 70, issue 1, pp. 25-32, January, 2016.
C. H. Ho, C. Lu, K. Roy, “An enhanced voltage programming pixel circuit for compensating brightness variation in AMOLED displays”, IEEE Journal of Display Technology, vol. 10, issue 5, pp. 345-351, January, 2014.
C. Lu, C. Y. Tsui, W. H. Ki, “Vibration energy scavenging system with maximum power tracking for micro power applications“, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, vol. 19, issue 11, pp. 2109-2119, November, 2011.
C. Lu, V. Raghunathan, K. Roy, “Efficient design of micro-scale energy harvesting systems”, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, vol. 1, issue 3, pp. 254-266, September, 2011.
C. W. Lin, C. H. Ho, C. Lu, D. Fang and K. Roy, “A process/device/circuit/system compatible simulation framework for poly-Si TFT based SRAM design”, SISPAD, 2013.
S. H. Choday, C. Lu, V. Raghunathan, K. Roy, ”On-chip energy harvesting using thin-film thermoelectric materials”, Semi-Therm, 2013.
C. H. Ho, G. D. Panagopoulos, C. Lu, K. Roy, “A physical model to predict the vth variation of poly-si TFTs induced by grain boundaries”, SISPAD, 2012.
S. Baytok, C. Lu, K. Roy, V. Raghunathan, “Modeling, design and cross-layer optimization of polysilicion solar cell based micro-scale energy harvesting system”, ISLPED, 2012.
C. Lu, S. P. Park, V. Raghunathan, K. Roy, “Low overhead maximum power point tracking for micro-scale solar energy harvesting systems”, VLSI Design, 2012.
C. Lu, V. Raghunathan, K. Roy, “Maximum power point considerations for micro-scale solar energy harvesting systems”, ISCAS, 2010. (Invited)
C. Lu, V. Raghunathan, K. Roy, “Micro-scale energy harvesting: a system perspective”, ASPDACP, 2010. (Invited)
C. Lu, C. Y. Tsui, W. H. Ki, “Vibration energy scavenging and management for ultra-low power Applications”, ISLPED, 2007. (Best Paper Award, 2 out of 192 submissions, 1%)