I’m a Ph.D. student at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, working with Prof. David Z. Pan. Previously, I received the B.S. in Microelectronics, Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2013. My research interests include physical design, machine learning applications, emerging technology in VLSI CAD, and hardware security.

I have received Franco Cerrina Memorial Best Student Paper Award at SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference 2016, and National Scholarship at Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2012. I have interned at Toshiba, IMEC, Cadence, and Oracle.

I am currently in the academia job market.


  • 04/2018: Yibo passed his PhD defense. Cheers!

  • 03/2018: Yibo presented his work on transfer learning at ISPD 2018, Monterey, CA.

  • 03/2018: Yibo visited Texas A&M University and presented his recent research at Computer Engineering & Systems Group (CESG). Thanks Dr. Alex Sprintson and Ms. Vickie Winston for hosting the event.

  • 12/2017: One co-authored paper, UTPlaceF 2.0: A High-Performance Clock-Aware FPGA Placement Engine, is accepted by TODAES 2017. Cheers!

  • 09/2017: A VLSI CAD library Limbo that contains various utilities for CAD developement is released!

  • 05/2017: Yibo Lin starts his summer intern at Toshiba, Japan!

  • 03/2017: Congratulations to Yibo Lin for winning the prestigious University Graduate Continuing Fellowship!