Wujie Wen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University. Wen received his B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, M.S. degree in communication engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing China, and his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the NC State University faculty, he was an Assistant Professor and then a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University. 

His current research efforts include efficient, reliable, secure, and privacy-preserving computing, particularly from the aspects of software-hardware co-design and electronic design automation (EDA), as well as their applications to embedded, IoTs, smart medical and intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems. His group has published more than 40 papers on top-tier CSRankings conference venues widely across the fields of design automation, computer architecture and real-time systems, security, machine learning and artificial intelligence, including 18 times at DAC, 12 times at ICCAD, MICRO, HPCA, EMSOFT, IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland), USENIX Security, NeurIPS, ICML, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, AAAI etc. He received best paper nominations from all 4 major EDA conferences-DAC, ICCAD, DATE and ASP-DAC. He served as the General Chair and Program Chair of ISVLSI 2018 and 2019, respectively, as well as program committee for many conferences such as DAC, ICCAD, DATE, HPCA etc. He is now serving an associated editor of Neurocomputing and IEEE Circuit and Systems (CAS) Magazine. His research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Research Laboratory, and others (over $4.5M). He is a recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Award.

Research Areas

  • Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  • Scientific and High Performance Computing


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2015
M.S., Tsinghua University, 2010
B.S., Beijing Jiaotong University (honor class), 2006


  • William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award, 42nd ACM/IEEE Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) - 2023
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Award - 2023
  • Best Ph.D. Forum Poster Presentation at 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC) - 2015
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) Student Research Competition (SRC) Bronze medal, ICCAD - 2014
  • 49th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) A. Richard Newton Graduate Scholarship - 2012


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