Meet the Team

Faculty

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Kaiyuan Yang

Assistant Professor of ECE

Graduate Students

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Wei Wang

Ph.D. Student (started in 2021)

RF, Implant Power Delivery

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Yan He

Ph.D. Student (started in 2018)

Mixed-Signal Circuits, Hardware Security

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Zhanghao Yu

Ph.D. Student (started in 2018)

Bioelectronics, Wireless Power Transfer and Telemetry, Power Management

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Zhiyu Chen

Ph.D. Student (started in 2018)

In-Memory Computing, Machine Learning

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Akhil Pakala

Ph.D. Student (started in 2020)

In-Memory Computing, Hardware Security

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Haotian Dai

Ph.D. Student (started in 2022)

Hardware Security, Power Management

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Huan-Cheng Liao

Ph.D. Student (started in 2021)

Low-Power Mixed Signal IC, Bioelectronics

Undergraduate Students

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Qixuan Yu

Class of 2022

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Ethan Peck

Class of 2024

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James Ding

Class of 2024

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Prahalad Chari

Class of 2025

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Samatar Dalmar

Class of 2024

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Weili Fan

Class of 2024

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Yumin Su

Class of 2023

Alumni (Graduate Students)

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Dai Li

PhD 2021, now at Google

Alumni (Undergraduate and High-School Students)

Yi Huang (University of Science and Technology of China, 2020-2021) -> now pursuing MS degree at Tsinghua University

Chenlin Xu (Duke University, Summer 2020)

Jarely Mendez (East Early College High School, Summer 2019) -> now attending University of Houston

Johnny Cortez (East Early College High School, Summer 2019) -> now attending Duke University

Mitchell Gregory (Rice Class of 2020, Summer 2018)

Avery Johnson (Rice Class of 2020, Summer 2018)

Prospective Students

If you are interested in innovating hardware to enable future applications, and demonstrating your ideas with real semiconductor chips, please join us! A background in electrical engineering, computer engineering and other related programs are required. Experience with electronics design is preferred, but creativity and motivation are utmost criteria. Please check out our research and publications for more details about what we work on.

If you are interested, please follow the guidelines below for application.

  • Current Rice Student: Please send Dr. Yang an email to schedule a meeting.
Please start your email subject with [Rice owls] for filtering purposes
  • Non-Rice Students: Please follow the official guidelines to apply Rice ECE program and select computer engineering as your research area. There is no application fee and optional requirement on GRE! If necessary, please contact Prof. Yang to discuss your interests and fit with our lab.
Please start your email subject with [Applicant] and include key words about yourself in the subject. Please also attach your CV and transcripts.