Xin He

2713 Bob and Betty Beyster Building, Ann Arbor 48109 · xinhe at umich dot edu

Dr. He is currently a Research Fellow working with Prof. Trevor Mudge in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is participating in research to develop next-generation Software Defined computer architecture which has both high computational efficiency and flexibility to adapt to diverse real-world applications including, but is not limited to deep neural networks and graph processing. He is also conducting research on processor-in-memory accelerated sparse linear algebra, near data processing of graph workloads and in-place fast data format conversion. He also supervises several Ph.D. candidates to explore the hardware infrastructure for autonomous driving, efficient virtual memory design for large scale data center workloads.


Research Fellow

University of Michigan

Research interest: software-defined hardware, near data processing, efficient virtual memory support and hardware infrastructure for self-driving vehicle.

Nov 2018 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Washington University in St. Louis

Research interest: exploring the design space of deep learning accelerator, hardware-algorithm codesign to enable approximate computing in DLA, energy effcient power delivery, and adversarial attacks to autodrive system

Jan 2017 - Nov 2018


Institute of Computing Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Computer Architecture

Advisor: Prof.Xiaowei Li

Sep 2011 - Jan 2017

Sichuan University

BACHELOR OF Software engneering
Sep 2007 - June 2011


see my Google scholar page


Apart from being a researcher, I enjoy most of my time reading, raising pets and playing video games.

I'm thinking about getting a reptile chameleon, besides the two cats I had.

I'm a big fan of GAME DONE QUICK (GDQ). And I'm exploring Hollow Knight right now.

Awards & Certifications

  • 2017 Travel award for Ph.D. Forum in the 54th Design Automation Conference (DAC)
  • 2016 National Scholarship for Ph.d Candidate ($5000)
  • 2015 Institute of Computing Technology President’s Award (the highest student honor in Institute of Computing Technology, CAS)
  • 2014 Special Contributions for State Key Lab of Computer Architecture
  • 2014 Merited Student in University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2010 Huadi Outstanding Intern (Two out of 47)