Qi Zhu

Qi Zhu

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Computer Science (by courtesy)
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

qzhu at northwestern dot edu

IDEAS - Design Automation of Intelligent Systems Lab

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My research interests include design automation of intelligent cyber-physical systems and Internet-of-Things applications, cyber-physical security, energy-efficient CPS, and system-on-chip design.

Recent work in my group has been focusing on system level synthesis, optimization and modeling methodologies for cyber-physical systems. We are particularly interested in addressing timing, heterogeneity, security and energy challenges in CPS design and operation. Below is a short summary and you may check our lab website for more up-do-date information: IDEAS - Design Automation of Intelligent Systems Lab.
In past, I also worked on CAD for circuits, including projects on logic synthesis and physical design:
I am also very interested in SoC design methodologies and tools. While in Berkeley, I worked with Intel on a project of exploring different implementations of JPEG encoder on Intel MXP5800 media processor [C2]. While at the Strategic CAD Labs in Intel, I worked on system level modeling and exploration methodologies and tools for Intel SoCs.

Selected Publications

Complete publication list is in my CV. Here are some selected papers in chronological order. Supervised students and postdocs are delineated with an asterisk (*).

Current Group Members



Professional Services

Last modified: 2018 / 9 / 12