Wujie Wen

Assistant Professor 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Lehigh University

Office: Packard Lab Room 402,
19 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Email: wuw219@lehigh.edu 

Phone: 610-758-5092 

Wujie's Curriculum Vitae-Updated-09/2020

About me

Wujie Wen is now an assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University. He received his Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh in 2015, under the supervision of Dr. Yiran Chen (Now in Duke Univerity). He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He was an assistant professor in the ECE department of Florida International University, Miami, FL, during 2015-2019. Before joining the academy, he also worked with AMD and Broadcom for various engineer and intern positions. His research interests include deep learning hardware acceleration/security/application, neuromorphic computing, electronic design automation (EDA), and circuit-architecture design for emerging memory technologies etc. His works have been published widely across venues in EDA, machine learning/AI etc., including HPCA, DAC, ICCAD, DATE, ICPP, HOST, ACSAC, CVPR, ECCV, AAAI etc. Dr. Wen is the associate editor of Neurocomputing and serves/served as the General Chair of ISVLSI 2019 (Miami), Technical Program Chair of ISVLSI 2018 (Hong Kong), as well as program committee for many conferences such as DAC, ICCAD, DATE, ASP-DAC etc. He received best paper nominations from ICCAD2018, ASP-DAC2018, DATE2016 and DAC2014. He was also the recipient of the 49th DAC A. Richard Newton Graduate Scholarship--the most prestigious Ph.D. scholarship (one awardee per year) in EDA society, 2014 Bronze Medal of ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) student research competition (SRC) in ICCAD, and 2015 DAC Ph.D. forum best poster presentation. His research projects are currently sponsored by NSF, AFRL and the Florida Center for Cybersecurity etc.

Research Interests

  • Neuromorphic computing
  • Deep learning security (i.e. adversarial/hardware fault injection/system attacks)
  • Hardware-favorable deep learning system
  • VLSI design and computer architecture
  • Design automation for emerging memory and next generation storage systems

Recent News:

Sep. 2020:
Openings for graduate students (with full financial support) are avaiable for Spring2021 in my Lehigh group!
Potential research projects include, but are not limited to: machine learning security, hardware acceleration and electronic design automation in domain-specifc computing (i.e. deep learning), AI-assisted medical imaging etc. Please contact me with your CV if you are intersted.
Aug. 2020:
Congratulations! Tao Liu's work--``StegoNet: Turn Deep Neural Network into a Stegomalware" is accepted by 36th Annual Computer Security Application Conference (ACSAC) 2020!
July 2020:
Two papers are accepted by ICCAD2020, Congratulations to Qi Liu for his new work on fault injection attack!
June 2020:
Congratulations! Tao Liu received a tenure-track assistant professor offer from Lawrence Technological University!
June 2020:
Congratulations to both Qi Liu an Nuo Xu for receiving DAC2020 Young Student Fellow Awards!
May 2020:
Our two papers are early accepted by MICCAI 2020--the top conference in Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions! Congratulations to Qi and Zihao!
Apr. 2020:
Congratulations to Zihao Liu for his research intern position in the Alibaba Damo Academy in Silicon Valley!
Apr. 2020:
Congratulations to Mr. Zihao Liu and Mr. Tao Liu for successfully defending their PhDs!
Feb. 2020:
Cong! Mr. Qi Liu's work titled "Monitoring the Health of Emerging Neural Network Accelerators with Cost-effective Concurrent Test" is accepted by 2020 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC'20)!
Feb. 2020:
Cong! Mr. Nuo Xu's work about privacy issue on hardware-oriented neural network is accepted by 2020 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC'20)!
Aug. 2019:
Dr. Wen, as the lead PI, received one NSF SPX grant (~$700K/4 year, together with University of Notre Dame)! Thanks for NSF's support!
Aug. 2019:
Dr. Wen joined the ECE department at Lehigh University!
Aug. 2019:
Dr. Wen received one NSF grant (together with University of Delware) from NSF to study the testing and diagnosis problem in emerging neural network accelerators! Thanks for NSF's support!
Apr. 2019:
Dr. Wen is one of the general chairs of IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI2019), Miami, Florida, U.S.A., July 15-17, 2019! Please join us for this exciting event in Miami this July!
Feb. 2019:
Cong! Two papers about deep learning security/machine vision guided compression for medical imaging (both first authored by my PhD student Zihao) are accepted by 2019 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'19)!
Feb. 2019:
Cong! Tao's work about ``Fault-tolerant Neural Network Architecture" is accepted by 2019 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)!
Nov. 2018:
One paper is accepted by the 25th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) 2019!
Nov. 2018:
One paper is accepted by the Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) 2019!
Sep. 2018:
Dr. Wen will serve on the technical committee member of Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2019!
July 2018:
We receive one NSF grant to investigate the emerging Neural Network Security! Thanks for NSF's support!
July 2018:
Cong! One paper is accepted by 2018 15th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2018)!
June. 2018:
Cong! Two papers are accepted by 2018 ACM/IEEE International Confernece on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD)!
Feb. 2018:
Cong! Zihao's work is accepted by 2018 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)!
Feb. 2018: One paper about edge computing is accepted by 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC).
Jan. 2018: Cong! Tao's work about “Neural Network Trojan Attack" is accepted by 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)!
Nov. 2017: One TCAD paper and JETC paper are accepted!
Sep. 2017: Cong! The first year Ph.D. student--Mr. Qi Liu's work about “Security analysis and enhancement of deep compressed neural network under adversarial attacks" is nominated as the best paper candidate in ASP-DAC 2018!
Sep. 2017: Cong! The first year Ph.D. student--Mr. Qi Liu's work about “Security analysis and enhancement of deep compressed neural network under adversarial attacks" is accepted by ASP-DAC 2018.
Sep. 2017: Cong! Mr. Tao Liu's work about “Spiking Neuromorphic Architecture" is accepted by ASP-DAC2018.
June. 2017: Congratulations to the first-year Ph.D. student--Mr. Tao Liu for his work about spiking neuromorphic system accepted by ICCAD 2017.
June. 2017: Dr. Wen received 2017 Visiting Faculty Research Fellowship of Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate for this summer.
May. 2017: Our work (collaborative with Indiana University Bloomington) "Processing-in-Memory Architecture for Deep Neural Network" is accepted by ISLPED 2017.
May. 2017: Congratulations to the first-year Ph.D. student--Mr. Tao Liu for his DAC A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellow Program (YSSP) Award.
Apr. 2017: Congratulations to the first-year Ph.D. student--Mr. Tao Liu for receiving the travel grant from HOST 2017.
Apr. 2017: Dr. Wen will serve as the Poster Session Chair (Organizing Committee) for IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST 2017), Mclean, VA USA.
Mar. 2017: Our Collaborative Seed Program "Helmet: Deep Neural Network Protection Against Adversarial Attacks" was awarded by Florida Center for Cybersecurity.
Mar. 2017: Dr. Wen will attend ISQED 2017 for an invited talk about “Spiking Neuromorphic Architecture Targeting Ultra-Low Power Embedded Applications".
Feb. 2017: Two papers are accepted in GLSVLSI 2017.
Jan. 2017: Two papers are accepted in ISQED 2017. Congratulations to Mr Tao Liu's first paper in ISQED!
Oct. 2016: One TC and one TCAD paper are accepted.
Aug. 2016: DThree papers are accepted by ASP-DAC 2016. Congratulations to the first year Ph.D. Zihao Liu's first paper!
May. 2016: Dr. Wen was invited to chair the session "Attacks and Forensics" in IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST 2016), Mclean, VA USA.
Apr. 2016: Our paper "Efficient Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) Code Decoding for Combating Asymmetric Errors in STT-RAM" was accepted by IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI2016), Pittsburgh, PA.
Mar. 2016: Our paper "A Holistic Tri-region MLC STT-RAM Design with Combined Performance, Energy, and Reliability Optimizations" got Best Paper Nomination from DATE2016 (top 1.5%, 13 out of 829).
Feb. 2016: Congratulations! Ph.D. student Zihao Liu got Travel Grant ($450) from Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW2016), San Diego, March 6-8th, 2016.
Jan. 2016: Our collaborative work with UCF "A Selective Overwrite Scheme to Mitigate Write Disturbance for Energy Efficient MLC STT-RAM" is accepted for Oral Presentations in Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW2016).
Jan. 2016: Our work "Tri-zone MLC STT-RAM Cache Design for Reliability, Performance and Energy Enhancement" are accepted for Poster Presentations in Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW2016).
Nov. 2015: Our paper "A Holistic Tri-region MLC STT-RAM Design with Combined Performance, Energy, and Reliability Optimizations" is accepted by DATE 2016 (Regular session long presentation, acceptance rate: 199/824=24%).
Nov. 2015: Paper "Sliding Basket: An Adaptive ECC Scheme for Runtime Write Failure Suppression of STT-RAM Cache" is accepted by DATE 2016 (Regular session long presentation, acceptance rate: 199/824=24%).
Sep. 2015: Our paper "Improving Read Performance of STT-MRAM based Main Memories through Smash Read and Flexible Read" is accepted by ASP-DAC 2016.
Sep. 2015: Our paper "A Novel PUF based on Cell Error Rate Distribution of STT-RAM" is accepted by ASP-DAC 2016.
Aug. 2015: Dr. Wen begins the new career in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University.