Zhenman Fang

   Postdoctoral Scholar, PhD
   Email: zhenman at cs dot ucla dot edu
   Address: 4420 Boelter Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Recent News

HPCA 17 Registration & Travel Awards Chair
HPCA 17 Best Paper Nominee!
MICRO 16 Tutorial in Taiwan, Oct 2016

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Zhenman is a postdoc in Department of Computer Science, UCLA, under the supervision of Prof. Jason Cong and Prof. Glenn Reinman. He is also a member of the NSF/Intel funded multi-university Center for Domain-Specific Computing (CDSC) and SRC/DARPA funded multi-university Center for Future Architectures Research (C-FAR)Zhenman earned his Ph.D degree in July 2014 from School of Computer Science, Fudan University, China, under the supervision of Prof. Binyu Zang. He also spent the last 15 months of his PhD study visiting Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, under the supervision of Prof. Pen-Chung Yew. Zhenman's research interests lies at the intersection of computer architecture, big data and cloud computing, performance evaluation and design automation, emerging workload characterization and optimization, and compiler optimization. 

Research Interests

  • Computer architectureespecially for heterogeneous and energy-efficient accelerator-rich architectures (ARAs), multicore and many-core architectures, memory systems and near data computing
  • Big data and cloud computing: especially for enabling FPGA accelerators in datacenter
  • Performance evaluation and design automation: especially for architectural simulation, benchmarking and prototyping
  • Emerging workload characterization and optimization: especially for computational genomics, machine learning, and image processing
  • Compiler optimization: especially for improving memory system performance, and compiler support for the above architectures


  • 2013.4 ~ 2014.7    Visiting Ph.D Student, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
  • 2009.9 ~ 2014.7    Ph.D Student, School of Computer Science, Fudan University, China
  • 2005.9 ~ 2009.7    B.Eng., Software Engineering, Fudan University, China
  • 2006.9 ~ 2009.7    B.Sci., Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. (Joint-degree)

Professional Services

  • HPCA 2017 Registration & Travel Awards Chair, The 23rd IEEE Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA 2017)
  • MICRO 2016 Tutorial Organizer, “Rapid Exploration of Accelerator-rich Architectures: Automation from Concept to Prototyping”, with David Brooks, Jason Cong, Yakun Sophia Shao, Sam Xi. The 49th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), Taipei, Taiwan, Oct 2016.
  • ISCA 2015 Tutorial Organizer, “Rapid Exploration of Accelerator-rich Architectures: Automation from Concept to Prototyping”, with David Brooks, Yu-Ting Chen, Jason Cong, Brandon Reagen, Glenn Reinman, Yakun Sophia Shao, Gu-Yeon Wei and Sam Xi. International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), Portland, OR, June 2015.
  • Poster Session Chair, Center for Domain-Specific Computing 2014 Annual Review, 2015 Semi-Annual Review, 2015 Annual Review 
  • Early Career Research Committee Member, UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Computer Architecture letters (CAL)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Access
  • Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS)
  • Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO)
  • Reviewer, ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC)
  • Reviewer, Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC)
  • Reviewer, Elsevier Journal of Parallel Computing (ParCo)
  • Reviewer, Integration, the Elsevier VLSI Journal (INTEGRATION)
  • Reviewer, Design Automation Conference 2016 (DAC 16)
  • Reviewer, ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays 2016 (FPGA 16)

Teaching Assistant

  • Computer Architecture, Spring, 2009 ~ 2012
  • Compiler, Fall, 2009
  • Project Management, Fall, 2011


  • UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) 2016-2017 Postdoc Fellowship
  • HPCA 2017 Best Paper Nominee
  • Third-Place in Best Demo Awards (out of 49 Demos) at C-FAR 2016 Annual Review (the Blaze Demo)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), 2016
  • ACM SIGARCH ISCA 2015 Travel Grant
  • Tencent Innovative Special Award, 2012 (only 3 students in Fudan University)
  • National Ph.D Graduate Scholarship 2012 (highest student honor in China)
  • The ACM PAC awards support for LCTES, 2012
  • Excellent League of Fudan University, 2012
  • First-class Scholarship, Fudan University, 2012-2010, 2008-2006
  • Excellent Graduate of Fudan University, 2009
  • Excellent League leader of Fudan University, 2007