Qualcomm, Northeastern University
Domain of Research: Reconfigurable Computing, Heterogeneous Computing, Hardware Security, Privacy Preserving Computing
Short Bio: Xin Fang is currently a senior R&D engineer at Qualcomm. He got his Ph.D. in computer engineering at Northeastern University in 2017. His research interest is computer arithmetic operations on hardware, hardware security and countermeasures, and heterogeneous computing system using FPGAs. For computer arithmetic, an open source variable precision floating point library called VFLOAT is introduced for general FPGAs which is used by hundreds of researchers and engineers; for hardware security, he is the first to attack MAC-Keccak algorithm on FPGAs; for heterogeneous computing system, a system named SIFO is introduced which takes advantage of FPGA as an accelerator and compiler technology for the host to accelerate a secure function evaluation scheme (Garbled Circuits) in the data center. He starts serving as the committee member of several conferences from 2018 and has been actively review papers of conferences such as FPGA(2012-2018), FCCM(2014-2017), HEART(2016-2018), Reconfig(2016-2017), COSADE(2017-2018) and Journals such as IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization, ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems, Journal of Hardware and Systems Security, etc.