Selected Publications

We propose optical backside imaging in Hardware Trojan Detection. We engineer the fill cells in standard cell library to be highly reflective, which functions as watermarks in the Integrated Circuits. Any modifications to these cells can be easily detected through optical imaging.



  • Design Intern at Analog Devices Inc.

    June, 2014 ~ August, 2014, San Jose, CA

  • Design Intern at Analog Devices Inc.

    June, 2015 ~ August, 2015, Wellington, MA

  • Design Intern at Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

    September, 2016 ~ December, 2016, Santa Clara, CA


Backside Imaging in Hardware Trojan Detection

Optical Imaging in Hardware security

HPC Malware Detection

Using HPC to classify malwares from benign-wares

Hardware Accelerator

Using flexible substrate to implement cryptography

RISCV Tapeout

Using 130nm technology node to tapeout RISCV CPU


Programming Languages

python C/C++ bash Java(Android) Latex

Hardware Designs



I was a teaching assistant for the following courses at Boston University:

  • 2013 EC327: An intro to software engineering (C++)
  • 2014 EC440: An intro to operating system

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