Yibo Lin is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lin received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin advised by Prof. David Z. Pan. Previously, he received the B.S. in Microelectronics, Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2013. His research interests include physical design, machine learning applications, emerging technology in VLSI CAD, and hardware security.

Dr. Lin is a recipient of the Best Paper Award at Integration, the VLSI Journal 2018, Franco Cerrina Memorial Best Student Paper Award at SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference 2016, and the University Continuing Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. He has interned at Toshiba, IMEC, Cadence, and Oracle.

He is currently in the academia job market.


  • 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!