University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

Qi Zhu

Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Qi Zhu

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, 2008

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering                                                           322 Winston Chung Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-7701
Fax: 951-827-2425

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Qi Zhu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining UCR, Zhu was a research scientist at the Strategic CAD Laboratories in Intel from 2008 to 2011, where he worked on system level modeling and exploration methodologies for Intel future SoC products. Zhu received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from University of California, Berkeley in 2008, under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli. Zhu’s doctoral research focused on system level design for embedded systems. His current research interests include embedded systems, cyber-physical systems and computer-aided design for circuits. He received two Best Paper Awards at the IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2006 and 2007.


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • B.E. Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, 2003


  • Best Paper Award, 44th IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, 2007
  • Best Paper Award, 43rd IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, 2006


  • IEEE
  • ACM

Research Topics

Embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, computer-aided design for circuits.

Selected Publications

  • Qi Zhu, Yang Yang, Marco Di Natale, Eelco Scholte and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, “Optimizing the Software Architecture for Extensibility in Hard Real-Time Distributed Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 621-636, November, 2010.
  • Wei Zheng, Qi Zhu, Marco Di Natale and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, “Definition of Task Allocation and Priority Assignment in Hard Real-Time Distributed Systems”, 28th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS'07), Tucson, Arizona, December, 2007.
  • Abhijit Davare, Qi Zhu, Marco Di Natale, Claudio Pinello, Sri Kanajan and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, “Period Optimization for Hard Real-time Distributed Automotive Systems”, 44th IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC'07), San Diego, California, June, 2007.
  • Qi Zhu, Nathan Kitchen, Andreas Kuehlmann and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, “SAT Sweeping with Local Observability Don’t-Cares”, 43rd IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC'06), San Francisco, California, July, 2006.
  • Qi Zhu, Hai Zhou, Tong Jing, Xianlong Hong and Yang Yang, “Spanning Graph-Based Nonrectilinear Steiner Tree Algorithms”, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), Vol. 24, No. 7, pp. 1066-1075, July, 2005.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188