Design Automation Laboratory








Lei He

Lei He
Primary Area: Circuits & Embedded Systems

Office: 6731D Boelter Hall
Phone: (310)206-2037
Research Lab: Design Automation Laboratory
UCLA Clean Energy Research



Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) for Education, Health, Transportation, and Power and Water Sustainability
  • Programmable Logic (FPGA), Re-Configurable Computing, AI-on-A-Chip, Neuromorphic Computing, and Quantum Computing
  • Modeling, Simulation and Validation for VLSI Circuits, Software, and IoT Systems
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    Awards and Recognitions

    2013   IEEE Design Automation Conference Prolific Author Award, “DAC 25 Club”
    2013   IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) Top 10 Author Award for fifth Decade
    2012   US-China Ecopartnershp Award, US Department of State, China National Development and Reform Commission
    2011      IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Best Paper Award
    2010   Best Paper Award, the ACM Trans. on Design Automation of Electronic Systems
    2008      Best Contribution Award, Programming Challenge, IEEE International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis
    2007  SRC Inventor Award
    2006   ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Physical Design Best Paper Award
    2005   Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award
    2003 IBM Faculty Partner Award
    2003  Best Student Paper Award, the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Application Specific Integrated Circuits
    2003   UCLA Chancellor’s Early Faculty Development Award
    2000   National Science Foundation CAREER Award
    2000      Distinguished PhD Award, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
    1997  Prize for Engineering and Technology, the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation
    1993      Best Paper Award, Chinese Computer Foundation CAD/CAM Conference
    1990  Top Graduating Student Award, Fudan University




    Research Professor

    Visiting Scholars




    Laboratory: 53-109 Engineering IV, Telephone: (310)267-4950

    Laboratory Director: Prof. Lei He , Boelter Hall 6731D

    Email:, Telephone: (310)825-8282 ,Fax: (310)206-4685 ,Email :