Yixiao Du

136 Hoy Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850,(607) 262-1889

I am an MS/PhD student at Cornell ECE, working in Computer Systems Lab under the supervision of Prof. Zhiru Zhang. My current research focuses on acceleration of sparse applications on FPGAs. I am also interested in high-level synthesis and design automation.

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, USA

Ph.D. Student

MS/Ph.D. track in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

August 2020 - August 2027 (expected)

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, USA

Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Converted to MS/Ph.D. in 08/2020)

Overall GPA: 4.038/4.25

August 2019 - August 2020

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Bachelor of Engineering in Microelectronics Science and Engineering

Overall GPA: 3.91/4.00

September 2015 - June 2019


Y. Du, Y. Hu, and Z. Zhang, Sparse Linear Algebra on HBM-Equipped FPGAs Using HLS: A Case Study on SpMV, International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), Feb./Mar. 2022.

Y. Hu, Y. Du, E. Ustun, and Z. Zhang, GraphLily: Accelerating Graph Linear Algebra on HBM-Equipped FPGAs, International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), Nov. 2021.


  • Designing complex hardware systems using high-level synthesis.
  • Digital Logic and Computer Architecture.
  • Building and testing digital hardware systems using Verilog.
  • Rich experience on FPGAs.
  • Building software programs using C, C++, or Python.
  • Familiar with Linux command-line prompt.