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Qu, Gang

Qu, Gang

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
1417 A.V. Williams Building
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Gang Qu received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA in 1998 and 2000, respectively. Previously, he had studied Mathematics in the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and the University of Oklahoma. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland in 2000. He holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research. He is a joint associate professor at UMIACS and an affiliate associate professor at the Computer Science Department.

Dr. Qu is a member of IEEE and ACM. He is also an individual member of the Virtual Socket Interface (VSI) Alliance. He has served the technical program committee for many conferences and is currently the general co-chair for the 16th ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI 2006). He has published more than 60 journal and conference papers in these areas and co-authored the first book in VLSI Design intellectual property protection. He has won the ACM SIGMOBILE MobiCom best student paper award in 2001.

Honors and awards

•   IEEE Fellow, 2021

•    Best Paper Award for the IEEE Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (2006)

•    George Corcoran Award, ECE Department, University of Maryland (2002)

•    ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking Best Paper Award (2001)

Optimization and combinatorial problems, applying theoretical discovery to applications in VLSI CAD, wireless sensor networks, bioinformatics, and cybersecurity, with a focus on low power system design and hardware related security and trust.

He has published more than 60 journal and conference papers in these areas and co-authored the first book in VLSI Design intellectual property protection. He won the ACM SIGMOBILE MobiCom best student paper award in 2001..


He has taught the following courses: ENEE 114, ENEE 244, ENEE 644, ENEE 759B, and ENEE 759Q. He won the George Corcoran Teaching Award in 2002.

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$4.96M for Maryland researchers in DARPA AISS semiconductor security project

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Jacob, Qu Named IEEE Fellows

ECE professors elected fellows of world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.

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Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers have published multiple papers frequently cited by their peers over the last decade.

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UMD workshop examines risks related to new transportation technology

Key concerns include vehice safety, software reliabillity, and cybersecurity.

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Super Wood Could Replace Steel

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CEE Experts Active at TRB 97th Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and students gave more than 50 presentations during the four-day event.

UMD Researchers Find Ultra-thin Solution to Primary Obstacle in Solid-State Battery Development

Clark School researchers are developing game-changing solid-state battery technology

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A View Through Wood Shows Futuristic Applications

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Maryland research contributes to Google’s AlphaGo AI system

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BBI Seed Grant winners announced

Five projects selected for inaugural round of funding.

Qu Wins NIST Grant

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University of Maryland, College Park & Baltimore Campuses Announce Seed Grant Winners

Program, now in eight year, spurs inter-campus research collaboration

Transparent, Interactive Nanopaper Uses Touch to Generate Electricity

New material described in ACS Nano, featured in Nanowerk and C&EN.

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Creating Transparent Electronic Networks with Graphene-Based Ink

Printed transparent conductors are the first to use sodium ions embedded in reduced graphene oxide to boost performance.

Dachman-Soled Wins ORAU Award for Junior Faculty

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New material designed to boost performance of solar cells, displays, and electronics published in Nature Communications.

Clark School Faculty Promotions Announced

Faculty promoted to full professor, associate professor with tenure.

Researchers at UMD, UCONN, and Rice Awarded MURI

Qu, Srivastava and Alumnus Forte Focus Research on Changing Future Nano-Scale Device Security

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A Battery Made of Wood?

Wood fibers help nano-scale batteries keep their structure

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Maryland Hosts Mid-Atlantic Soft Matter Workshop

Interdisciplinary scientists find a "soft and squishy" common ground.

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Undergraduate presenters honored for their 11-week research internship projects.

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  • Fellow, 2021