Kaiyuan Yang

Associate Professor of ECE

Rice University

Dr. Yang received his B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 2012, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, in 2017. His research interests include digital and mixed-signal circuits for secure and intelligent microsystems, bioelectronics, and hardware security. Dr. Yang is a recipient of the 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, 2016 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award, and multiple best paper awards and nominations at top-tier conferences in various fields, including 2021 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuit Conference (CICC), 2016 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland), 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), and the Best Student Paper Award nominations at 2022 IEEE Symposium on RFIC (RFIC) and 2019 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuit Conference (CICC). His research has also been featured as Highlights in Communication of ACM (CACM), GetMobile and Micro, cover of Nature Biomed. Eng., and invited talks at prestigious venues such as ISSCC, IEDM, RFIC, and ASSCC.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 2017

    University of Michigan

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2014

    University of Michigan

  • B.E. in Electronic Engineering, 2012

    Tsinghua University

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