Efficient, Secure, and Intelligent Computing (ESIC) Laboratory

Dr. Deliang Fan

Dr. Deliang Fan is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA. Dr. Fan will be officially promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the School of ECEE, ASU, from the beginning of Fall 2022 semester.

He is leading the Efficient, Secure, and Intelligent Computing (ESIC) Laboratory at ASU. Please check the Research tab for details of research in our lab.

Research Interest:

  • Energy Efficient and High Performance In-Memory Computing Circuit, Architecture and Algorithm Cross-Layer Software & Hardware Co-Design, with applications in Deep Neural Network, Data Encryption, Graph Processing, Bioinformatics, etc.
  • Machine Learning Circuit and System with Algorithm and Hardware Co-Design
  • Efficient Deep Neural Network Accelerator Circuit and Architecture
  • Adversarial Artificial Intelligence (AI) Security and Trustworthy AI System
  • Brain-inspired (Neuromorphic) and Boolean Computing Using Emerging Nanoscale Devices like Spintronics, ReRAM and Memristors
  • Nano-scale Physics Based Spintronic Device (GMR/ TMR Vertical Spin Valve, Magnetic Skyrmion, Lateral Spin Valve, Magnetic Domain Wall Strip, Spin-Torque Oscillator, Spin-Orbit Torque ) Modeling and Simulations
  • Low Power Digital VLSI Circuit Design

Multiple Research Assistant Positions Available:

please send your CV to dfan@asu.edu if interested

Academic Awards of Dr. Fan:

  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2022
  • Best IP Paper Award in Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), 2022
  • Best Paper Award in 29th ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, Washington DC, USA, 2019
  • Best Paper Award in IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, Hong Kong, China, 2018
  • Best Paper Award in IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, Bochum, Germany, 2017
  • Best Poster Award (1st place), ACM SIGDA & IEEE CEDA PhD Forum at Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2018
  • Best Paper Candidate in Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), Tokyo, Japan, 2019
  • Best Paper Candidate in International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), Santa Clara, CA, 2019
  • Top 5% Teaching Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU, 2022
  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award Nomination of ASU Graduate College, 2020-21
  • ASU SUN Award, 2022
  • Schloss Dagstuhl – NSF Support Award for Junior Researchers, 2019
  • Front Cover Paper in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 54, No.2, Feb. 2018
  • Front Cover Paper in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 51, No.10, Oct. 2015

Academic Activities and Services:

Dr. Fan received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, under the supervision of Prof. Kaushik Roy, in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, in 2012 and 2015, respectively.

Dr. Fan has authored 140+ peer-reviewed international journal/conference papers in above area. He is the receipt of National Science Foundation Career Award, best paper award of 2019 ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, 2018 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), and 2017 IEEE ISVLSI, best IP paper award of 2022 Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE). His research works were also nominated as best paper candidate 2021 Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2019 Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC) and 2019 International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED). He is also the technical area chair of DAC 2021, GLSVLSI 2019-2022, ISQED 2019-2022, and the financial chair of ISVLSI 2019. He served as technical reviewers for over 30+ international journals/conferences, such as Nature Electronics, IEEE TNNLS, TVLSI, TCAD, TNANO, TC, TCAS, etc. He also served as the Technical Program Committee member of DAC, ICCAD, HPCA, MICRO, WACV, GLSVLSI, ISVLSI, ASP-DAC, etc.

Education of Dr. Fan

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Purdue University ,  West Lafayette, IN, USA, Aug. 8, 2015
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University,  West Lafayette, IN, USA, Dec.2012 
  • Bachelor of Electronic Information Engineering, Zhejiang University,  Hangzhou, China, June 2010