Yingjie Lao, Ph.D.

Associate 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 AI security and privacy, hardware security, cybersecurity, architecture and algorithm for signal processing and machine learning systems, IC design, homomorphic encryption, and robotics.

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.


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.

    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.

Quinn Kinzie (qkinzie@g.clemson.edu)

Quinn earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson in 2021, and he is currently working towards his master's degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Electronics.

His research is in hardware security for power electronics systems. His interests outside of school include music, movies, and spending time with friends.

    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.



    Dr. Jianchi Sun (Currently ASIC Digital Design Engineer at Synopsys)


    Dr. Weihang Tan (Currently Postdoc at University of Minnesota)


    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 Engineer at Microsoft)


    Urmil Joshi (Currently RF Engineer at Lam Research)


Secure and Innovative Computing Research Group