Wuxi Li has placed first in the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD) Contest with his project Clock-Aware FPGA Placement. The ISPD provides a premier forum to exchange ideas and promote research on critical areas related to the physical design of VLSI systems. The contest is sponsored and organized by Xilinx, the largest FPGA company in the world. It uses industry-strength benchmarks and specifications, thus making it highly challenging. Compared to many other teams which have multiple students in each team, Li made it as the single student member in the UT team. This is the second year in a row that Li has won first place in the ISPD Contest.
Wuxi Li is a Ph.D. student at Texas ECE and received his Master’s Degree in 2015. He graduated with honors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2013, earning his B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Li was awarded first place is the ISPD 2016 FPGA Placement Contest in 2016. He has published papers in Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), the 2014 IEEE International Symposium, and the 2013 China Semiconductor International Conference (CSTIC).
Wuxi Li is supervised by Prof. David Pan.