Yingjie Lao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor



Contact Information:

Office: Riggs Hall 313-B

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Clemson University

433 Calhoun Dr., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

Email: ylao@clemson.edu

Prior to joining Clemson, I spent one year at Broadcom, Irvine. Before that, I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2015. I earned my BS degree from Zhejiang University in 2009.

My research interests include hardware security, cybersecurity, architecture and algorithm for signal processing and machine learning systems, IC design, homomorphic encryption, and adversarial machine learning.

    Xiaojia Wang (xiaojiw@clemson.edu)

Xiaojia received his bachelor degree in Automation from North China University of Technology (Beijing).

His current research interests include embedded systems, VR/AR project, smart products, image recognition, tracking system, and stochastic computing. He likes basketball, computer games, robotics and astronomy.

Joseph Clements (jfcleme@clemson.edu)

Joseph joined Clemson University, in the fall semester of 2017, in pursuit of his PhD. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, from the University of South Alabama, in May 2016. Joseph’s major Academic interests include Machine Learning, Security and VLSI design. Outside of school, he enjoys hiking, coffee and spending time with his family.

    Bingyin Zhao (bingyiz@g.clemson.edu)

Bingyin earned his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology in 2012 and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014, respectively. Prior to joining Clemson, Bingyin worked as project engineer at HYC USA Inc in San Jose, CA.

His research interests include IoT/hardware security, VLSI design for neural network/machine learning and software-hardware co-design. In spare time, he enjoys reading, writing and music.


Weihang Tan (wtan@g.clemson.edu)

Weihang received his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering (Cum Laude) from Clemson University, in May 2018. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.

Weihang's current research interest is in VLSI architecture design for the DSP system and Cryptosystem. Outside of school, he likes to swim and travel.

    Antian Wang (antianw@clemson.edu)

Antian received his bachelor degree in Communication Engineering from Shanghai Maritime University in 2017. He joined Clemson University in 2018 fall, in pursuit of his Ph.D.

His current research interest include VLSI digital design related to Signal Processing and Machine Learning Outside of school, he enjoys cycling, reading books and watching insightful videos.

Azadeh Gholamrezazadeh-Famili (agholam@g.clemson.edu)

Azadeh Famili is working toward her PhD in computer engineering at Clemson university. She received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Central Tehran Azad university and California State University, Fullerton in 2013 and 2018, respectively. Prior to joining Clemson, she worked as a research Assistant in California State University, Fullerton. Her research interests include Deep Learning, Emerging Non-volatile technologies like Spintronics and hardware security.

    Jianchi Sun (jianchs@clemson.edu)

Jianchi started his PhD program at Clemson University in the Spring 2017. He earned his MS. Degree from Colorado State University in 2017 and BS. Degree from UESTC in 2015. Currently he’s academic interests include IC design, biosensor design, and artificial intelligence. Beside academic works, he enjoys skiing, tennis, and video games.

Urmil Joshi (ujoshi@g.clemson.edu)

Urmil is working on Hardware Security using logic obfuscations in which the circuits are designed in such a way that the original circuit is camouflaged and made secure by addition of simple logic circuits and making the given circuit secure from malicious attacks like SAT attacks, side channel attacks, etc. The circuit is designed either to be cyclic or acyclic depending upon the attack approach considered. The main goal is to determine the approach of logic obfuscation to be implemented and minimise the overhead due to the added logic specifically the timing or the delay overhead.



    Yuejiang Wen (Currently Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University)


    Ling Qiu (Currently Ph.D. student at Penn State University)


    Ankur Sharma (Currently Software Development Lead at XWorks, Corporation)


    Sarah Fulmer


Secure and Innovative Computing Research Group