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Qu, Gang

1417 A.V. Williams

Research Interests 

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 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).

Honors and Awards 

    •    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)

Related News 

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. July 17, 2017

Qu Gives Keynote at WOCC 2017
Professor Gang Qu's keynote speech was on “How Hardware are Made Insecure and Untrusted.”  April 21, 2017

Qu Wins NIST Grant
Qu and research team will study the use of Silicon Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) as an entropy source. January 5, 2016

Qu Leads Workshop on Security for the Internet of Things
Workshop attended by approximately 60 participants from academia, industry, and the U.S. government November 23, 2015

Qu, Sutton speak on cyberterrorism panel at INCOSE Symposium
Security must be designed into systems, not added after the fact, both agreed. July 16, 2015

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. July 16, 2015

Dachman-Soled Wins ORAU Award for Junior Faculty
ECE professor was one of two nominees from the University of Maryland. May 28, 2015

Qu organizes ARO workshop on information technologies
The workshop concentrated on emerging cybersecurity technologies used in warfare. March 15, 2015

Clark School Faculty Promotions Announced
Faculty promoted to full professor, associate professor with tenure. June 5, 2014

Ankur Srivastava Promoted to Full Professor
Srivastava is a leader in research that has advanced the frontiers of chip design technology. May 19, 2014