I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Peking University associated with the Center for Energy-Efficient Computing and Applications (CECA). Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas at Austin from 2018 to 2019. I received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018 advised by Prof. David Z. Pan and the B.S. degree in Microelectronics from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2013. My research interests include physical design, machine learning applications, emerging technology in VLSI CAD, and hardware security. I am a recipient of the Best Paper Awards at DAC 2019, Integration, the VLSI Journal 2018, and SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference 2016.

I am always looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate students with background in computer science, microelectronics, electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related areas, working on research fields of

  1. machine learning assisted CAD;

  2. GPU/FPGA acceleration.


  • 07/2019: Yibo co-taught the class with Prof. David Z. Pan on Machine Learning and Its Applications in IC Physical Design in the 3rd IEEE/ACM Physical Design Automation Summer School. Please checkout the slides. Thanks to the organizers!

  • 06/2019: Our recent work, DREAMPlace: Deep Learning Toolkit-Enabled GPU Acceleration for Modern VLSI Placement, received the Best Paper Award at DAC 2019. Please checkout the preprint, slides, and source code release. Cheers and thanks to all the co-authors!

  • 04/2019: Our recent work, DREAMPlace: Deep Learning Toolkit-Enabled GPU Acceleration for Modern VLSI Placement, is accepted by DAC 2019. Please checkout the preprint and source code release. Cheers!

  • 06/2018: Yibo attended PhD forum at the 55th Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, CA.

  • 06/2018: Yibo presented his work at Lithography Workshop 2018, Sun Valley, Idaho.

  • 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!