Hao Zhuang

Updates (2011 - present)

  • July 2018: Joined Google as Software Engineer.

  • June 2018: Attended DAC 2018.

  • Dec. 2017: Attended NIPS 2017 conference at Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Nov. 2017: Finished university-to-company technology transfer (graduate research and source code) to ANSYS, finally.

  • Oct. 2017: Finished invited paper for ASPDAC 2018 about one machine learning project at ANSYS with the collaboration of NVIDIA.

  • June 2016: One paper got accepted by Proc. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) 2017. The paper title is “Exploring the Exponential Integrators with Krylov Subspace Algorithms for Nonlinear Circuit Simulation” (with Xinyuan Wang and Prof. Chung-Kuan Cheng).

  • Sept. 2016: Continued the work at ANSYS Apache as Senior Software Developer in developing high-performance computing, numerical computation, and distributed computation infrastructures.

  • Sept. 3 2016: Earned my PhD degree in Computer Science. My thesis is Exponential Time Integration for Transient Analysis of Large-Scale Circuits.

  • August 26 2016: Passed the Ph.D. defense. Committee contains Professors Chung-Kuan Cheng (CSE), Li-Tien Cheng (MATH), Bo Li (MATH), Bill Lin (CSE & ECE), and Yuan Taur (ECE).

  • May 2016: Our ANSYS Apache's SeaScape (the first big data and machine learning System for engineering simulation) with RedHawk-SC was finally announced. Congrats to our awesome R&D team! [link] [media] [yahoo finance].

  • May 23 2016: Our paper dedicated to the memory of Prof. Ernest S. Kuh is online at IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine. Other articles are listed at IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine 2016 Volume 16 Issue 2, including the papers from Ibrahim N. Hajj, Sung-Mo Steve Kang, Malgorzata Marek-Sadowska, Massoud Pedram, Wayne Wei-Ming Dai.

  • Mar. 2016: The followup work of our RWCap series, “Utilizing Macromodels in Floating Random Walk Based Capacitance Extraction” (MIT link, Tsinghua link), won IEEE/ACM Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) 2016 Best Paper Award. Congratulations to the team led by Tsinghua Prof. Wenjian Yu and MIT Prof. Luca Daniel.

  • Jan. 2016: (1) Our TCAD [paper] on large scale power network simulation was accepted. This paper is the journal version of our work MATEX at DAC 2014. (2) Attended UCSD Workshop on Big Graphs: Theory and Practice, organized by Prof. Lovett and Prof. McAuley.

  • Oct 19 2015: Started writing software for the company ANSYS Apache as Software Developer II; Meanwhile, I was also working towards my PhD degree in Computer Science.

  • Oct. 2015: (1) Visited Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, Hosted by Prof. Mansun Chan; (2) Visited Peking University, Shenzhen, China, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and gave talks “Matrix exponential integration in time-domain analysis of circuit simulation”, hosted by Prof. Xinnan Lin, Prof. Ngai Wong and Dr. Quan Chen.

  • June-Sept. 2015: PhD R&D software architect internship at Ansys, Inc. and Apache Design Solutions Unit, the leading engineering simulation software company, working with Senior Architect Dr. Steve McCormick (PhD MIT EECS '89) and Dr. Norman Chang (PhD UC Berkeley EECS '90, Vice President and Senior Product Strategiest of Ansys - Apache Design Solutions Unit), for developing the advanced design automation and analysis techniques to help design morden energy-efficient computing systems in Totem, PathFinder and Redhawk teams.

  • June 2015: (1) Candidacy for the doctoral degree in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering was approved effective June 3, 2015. My first US education degree C. Phil was awarded. (2) Attended DAC'15, San Fransisco, CA and present [paper] [slides] [poster].

  • May 27 2015: Passed the PhD qualification and thesis proposal exam after 25 academic months in UCSD. Committee members: Chung-Kuan Cheng, Li-Tien Cheng, Bo Li, Bill Lin, Yuan Taur.

  • Feb. 2015: One paper was accepted by the top-tier EDA conference ACM/IEEE DAC'15.

  • Nov. 2014: (1) Our journal paper about VLSI physical design placement (ePlace) using one of accelerated gradient methods – Nesterov's optimization algorithm and FFT solver was accepted by the top-tier EDA journal IEEE Trans. CAD (TCAD).

  • Sep. 2014: Became 3rd year PhD student at CSE Dept., UCSD.

  • June-Sep. 2014: Started as R&D software engineering intern at Synopsys, Inc., the leading software and IP company in EDA, built power analysis engine for IC Compiler & PrimeTime and shipped a bunch of code from my summer projects into the product.

  • June 2014: (1) Attended ACM/IEEE DAC 2014, and presented the work [paper] [slides] to simulate power grid network using matrix exponential integrators, Krylov subspace algorithms, and its distributed computation framework. (2) Passed UCSD CSE Ph.D's research exam (Committee members: Prof. Steven Swanson (chair), Prof. Sanjoy Dasgupta, and Prof. Lawrence Saul). (3) Gave a research talk at Synopsys, Inc. (4) Started to live at the campus of Stanford University at the end of month for the summer.

  • Apr. 2014: Attended UC San Diego Jacob School of Engineering's Research Expo.

  • Feb. 2014: One paper was accept by the top-tier ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2014, San Francisco, CA, thanks my co-authors, Dr. Shih-Hung Weng (now a research scientist with Facebook, Inc.) and Jeng-Hau Lin, and Prof. Chung-Kuan Cheng.

  • Dec. 2013: Gave a talk on matrix exponential based circuit simulation in EDA Lab, Tsinghua University, hosted by Prof Wenjian Yu.

  • Sep. 2013: Became 2nd year PhD student.

  • June - Sep. 2013: summer research work with Qualcomm Research.

  • May 2013: Was awarded with Qualcomm FMA Fellowship.

  • Sep. 2012: Joined Computer Science & Engineering Department at UC San Diego as 1st year PhD student.

  • Jul. 2012: Graduated from Peking University, Beijing, China, and finished the joint research work with Tsinghua University.

  • Feb. 2012: Received Charles Lee Powell Fellowship from University of California, USA.

  • Sept. 2011: Our paper about multithreaded RWCap was accepted by ASPDAC.

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