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Yang (Cindy) Yi

Assistant Professor
302 Whittemore (0111)
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Office: 441 Whittemore Hall

Research Interests:

  • Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) Circuits and Systems, High Performance Computing, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Artificial Intelligence, and Emerging Nano-device

Research Topics:

  • Neuromorphic Electronic Circuits Design and Automation for Brain-Inspired Computing System
  • Three-dimensional Integrated Circuits Design and Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Cognitive Computing in Wireless Communications and Cybersecurity
  • Integrated Circuit/Transceiver Design in Wireless/Cellular Networks, Ehealth Systems, and Internet of Things
  • Hardware Reliability and Variability Analysis in High Performance Computing Systems
  • Interconnect Modeling and Simulation, Signal Integrity and Power Integrity

Teaching Interests:

  • Digital Design
  • VLSI Design
  • Advanced Topics in Electronics and Circuits


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2005
  • B.S., Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2003


  • IEEE Senior Member
  • Miller Professional Development Award for Distinguished Research, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE GLOBECOM, 2016
  • United States Air Force (USAF) Faculty Fellowship, 2015, 2016
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR First Award, 2015
  • Miller Scholar Award, 2015

Selected Publications: