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Qu, Gang

Gang Qu
Associate Professor
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 

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

Gang Qu Promoted to Full Professor
Qu's research in embedded systems and VLSI Computer Aided Design has led to his involvment in an ASOFR MURI on security in nano-scale devices. May 19, 2014

Srivastava, Dey, Mirsky, King win 2014 ISR Awards
Awards honor outstanding faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff. May 7, 2014

Researchers at UMD, UCONN, and Rice Awarded MURI
Qu, Srivastava and Alumnus Forte Focus Research on Changing Future Nano-Scale Device Security May 1, 2014

UMD to Offer New MOOCs Multi-Course Specialization in Cybersecurity
New initiative positions university at the forefront of the next chapter in massive open online courses. February 11, 2014

Qu Invited to Speak at 2013 IEEE CAS-FEST
Professor Gang Qu speaks on establishing trust in critical components for Internet of Things: circuitry and routing protocols. June 11, 2013

ECE Co-sponsors Workshop on Vehicular Cybersecurity
The Army Research Office, the Clark School, ISR, MC2, and the Smith School collaborate to host vehicular cybersecurity and dependability workshop. October 25, 2012

Trento Funds Collaborative International Projects
Partnership will support joint research in solar power, cell-based systems and ultra low-power systems. February 16, 2012

Qu Appointed to Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Computers
Monthly journal covers computer architectures, digital devices, operating systems, and new and important applications and trends. July 29, 2011