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Qu, Gang

Qu, Gang

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office of Advanced Engineering Education
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
1417 A.V. Williams


Gang Qu received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA in 1998 and 2000, respectively. Previously, he had studied Mathematics in the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and the University of Oklahoma. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Maryland at College Park in 2000. He is a joint associate professor at UMIACS and an affiliate associate professor at the Computer Science Department. Dr. Qu is a member of IEEE and ACM. He is also an individual member of the Virtual Socket Interface (VSI) Alliance. He has served on the technical program committee for many conferences and also served as the general co-chair for the 16th ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI 2006).


    •    Best Paper Award for the IEEE Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (2006)
    •    George Corcoran Award, ECE Department, University of Maryland (2002)
    •    ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking Best Paper Award (2001)

His research interests include VLSI intellectual property reuse and protection, low power system design, computer-aided synthesis, artificial intelligence, and wireless sensor networks. He has published more than 60 journal and conference papers in these areas and co-authored the first book in VLSI Design intellectual property protection. He won the ACM SIGMOBILE MobiCom best student paper award in 2001. He has taught the following courses: ENEE 114, ENEE 244, ENEE 644, ENEE 759B, and ENEE 759Q. He won the George Corcoran Teaching Award in 2002.

Gang Qu receives NSF EAGER grant for hardware security

The research will focus on the development of three enabling technologies to establish polymorphic gates as a hardware security primitive.

Qu Gives Keynote at WOCC 2017

Professor Gang Qu's keynote speech was on “How Hardware are Made Insecure and Untrusted.” 

Qu Wins NIST Grant

Qu and research team will study the use of Silicon Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) as an entropy source.

Qu Leads Workshop on Security for the Internet of Things

Workshop attended by approximately 60 participants from academia, industry, and the U.S. government

Qu, Sutton speak on cyberterrorism panel at INCOSE Symposium

Security must be designed into systems, not added after the fact, both agreed.

Gang Qu delivers keynote address on fault tolerance and the Internet of Things

Qu spoke at the 16th Chinese Fault-Tolerant Computing Conference (CFTC2015) in Shanghai, China.

Dachman-Soled Wins ORAU Award for Junior Faculty

ECE professor was one of two nominees from the University of Maryland.

Qu organizes ARO workshop on information technologies

The workshop concentrated on emerging cybersecurity technologies used in warfare.

Clark School Faculty Promotions Announced

Faculty promoted to full professor, associate professor with tenure.

Ankur Srivastava Promoted to Full Professor

Srivastava is a leader in research that has advanced the frontiers of chip design technology.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)