Dr. Zhenman Fang is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in School of Engineering Science (Computer Engineering Option) and an Associate Member in School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Zhenman founded and directs the HiAccel lab. Zhenman is also a member of SFU Systems Group.
Zhenman's recent research focuses on customizable computing with specialized hardware acceleration, which aims to sustain the ever-increasing performance and energy-efficiency demand of important application domains in post-Moore’s law era. It spans the entire computing stack, including emerging application characterization and acceleration (including machine learning, computational genomics, and big data analytics), novel accelerator-rich and near-data computing architecture designs, and corresponding programming, runtime, and tool support. Zhenman has published over 20 papers in top conferences and journals and two US patents, including two best paper awards (TCAD 2019 Donald O. Pederson best paper award and MEMSYS 2017), two best paper nominees (HPCA 2017 and ISPASS 2018), and an invited paper from Proceedings of the IEEE 2019. His research has also been recognized with a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alliance Award (2020), Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund (CFI JELF) Award (2019), a Xilinx University Program Award (2019), a Team Award from Xilinx Software and IP Group (2018), and a Postdoc Fellowship from UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education (2016-2017).