Weiqiang Liu

Professor   Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates  

Gender:Male

Alma Mater:Queen's University Belfast

Education Level:英国贝尔法斯特女王大学

Degree:Doctoral Degree in Engineering

School/Department:College of Electronic and Information Engineering (CEIE)

Discipline:Electrical Circuit and System

Business Address:Room 414, CEIE, Jiangning Campus, 29 Jiangjun Avenue
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 211106

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Current position: Home >> Research

Research Area

  • Approximate Computing Circuits and Systems

    Computer Arithmetic

    Hardware Security

    Cryptographic Hardware

    VLSI for Digital Signal Processing and Communications

    Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits


Selected Publicat...

  • Books:

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr., and Maire O'Neill, Design of Semiconductor QCA Systems, Norwood, MA: Artech House, Sep. 2013.


    Selected Journals:

    [] Dur-E-Shahwar Kundi, Ayesha Khalid, Song Bian, Chenghua Wang, Maire O'Neill, Weiqiang Liu, AxRLWE: A Multi-level Approximate Ring-LWE Co-Processor for Lightweight IoT Applications, IEEE Internet-of-Things Journal, DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2021.3122276.

    [] Shichao Yu, Chongyan Gu, Weiqiang Liu and Maire O'Neill, A Deep Learning-based Hardware Trojan Detection System with Block-based Netlist Information Extraction, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2021.3116484.

    [] Chenggang Yan, Jie Sun, Weiqiang Liu, An Efficient High SFDR PDDS Using High-Pass Shaped Phase Dithering, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TVLSI.2021.3114680.

    [] Bo Liu, Xiaoling Ding, Hao Cai, Wentao Zhu, Zhen Wang, Weiqiang Liu and Jun Yang, Precision Adaptive MFCC based on R2SDF-FFT and Approximate Computing for Low-Power Speech Keywords Recognition, IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, DOI: 10.1109/MCAS.2021.311817. 

    [] Haroon Waris, Chenyu Xu, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu, Approximate Recursive Multipliers using High-Performance Building Blocks, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2021.3096515. 

    [] Yale Wang, Chenghua Wang, Chongyan Gu, Yijun Cui, Maire ONeill and Weiqiang Liu, A Dynamic Confifigurable PUF Design and the Dynamic Matching Authentication Protocol, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2021.3072421.

    [] Zhufei Chu, Z. Li, Yinshui Xia, Lunyao Wang and Weiqiang Liu, BCD Adder Designs for Quantum-dot Cellular Automata Based on three-input XOR and Majority Gates, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Brief Express, DOI: 10.1109/TCSII.2020.3047393.

    [] Jie Sun, Xin Ding, Chenggang Yan, Weiqiang Liu, Background Calibration for Bit Weights in Pipelined ADCs Using Adaptive Dither Windows, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Brief Express, DOI: 10.1109/TCSII.2020.3038919.

    [] Chongyan Gu, Chip-Hong Chang, Weiqiang Liu, Shichao Yu, Neil Hanley, and Maire O'Neill, A Modeling Attack Resistant Deception Technique for Secure and Lightweight PUF-based Authentication, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TCAD.2020.3036807.

    [] Mingfu Xue, Can He, Jian Wang and Weiqiang Liu, One-to-N & N-to-One: Two Advanced Backdoor Attacks against Deep Learning Models, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, DOI: 10.1109/TDSC.2020.3028448.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Tao Xu, Jing Li, Chenghua Wang, Paolo Montuschi, and Fabrizio Lombardi, Design of Approximate Hybrid Dividers based on Array and Logarithmic Dividers, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, DOI:10.1109/TETC.2020.3022290.

    [] Haroon Waris, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu, Jie Han and Fabrizio Lombardi, Hybrid Partial Product-based High-Performance Approximate Recursive Multipliers, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2020.3013977.

    [] Peipei Yin, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu, Haroon Waris, Yinhe Han, Fabrizio Lombardi, Design and Analysis of Dynamic Range Approximate Logarithmic Multipliers (DR-ALMs) for Machine Learning Applications, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, DOI: 10.1109/TSUSC.2020.3004980.

    [] Shanshan Liu, Ke Chen, Pedro Reviriego, Weiqiang Liu, Ahmed Louri and Fabrizio Lombardi, Reduced Precision Redundancy for Error Tolerance and Reliable Processing of Data, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2019.2947617

    [] Chongyan Gu, Weiqiang Liu, Yijun Cui, Neil Hanley, Maire O'Neill, and Fabrizio Lombardi, A Flip-Flop Based Arbiter Physical Unclonable Function (APUF) Design with High Entropy and Uniqueness for FPGA Implementation, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2019.2935465.

    [] Shanshan Liu, Xiaochen Tang, Farzad Niknia, Pedro Reviriego, Weiqiang Liu, Ahmed Louri and Fabrizio Lombardi, Stochastic Dividers for Low Latency Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 68, no. 10, pp. 4102-4115, Oct. 2021.

    [] Song Bian, Dur-E-Shahwar Hundi, Kazuma Hirozawa, Weiqiang Liu, and Takashi Sato, APAS: Application-Specific Accelerators for RLWE-based Homomorphic Linear Transforma- tions, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 16, pp. 4663-4678, Oct. 2021.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Tingting Zhang, Emma McLarnon, Maire O'Neill, Paolo Montuschi, and Fabrizio Lombardi, Design and Analysis of Majority Logic Based Approximate Adders and Multipliers, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1609-1624, 2021.

    [] Chongyan Gu, Neil Hanley, Weiqiang Liu, Jack Miskelly and Maire O'Neill, A Comprehensive Analysis for Large Scale of Single Slice Based Physical Unclonable Functions on 28nm Xilinx FPGAs, Journal of Cryptographic Engineering, vol. 11, pp. 227C238, Sep. 2021.

    [] Guocai Nan, Zhengkuan Wang, Chenghua Wang, Bi Wu, Zhican Wang, Weiqiang Liu, and Fabrizio Lombardi, An Energy Efficient Accelerator for Bidirectional Recurrent Neural Networks (BiRNNs) Using Hybrid-Iterative Compression with Error Sensitivity, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 68, no. 9, pp. 3707-3718, Sep. 2021. 

    [] Qiuming Zhu, Zikun Zhao, Kai Mao, Xiaomin Chen, Weiqiang Liu and Qihui Wu, A Real- Time Hardware Emulator for 3D Non-Stationary U2V Channels, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 68, no. 9, pp. 3951-3964, Sep. 2021.

    [] Haroon Waris, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu, and Fabrizio Lombardi, AxBMs: High Performance Approximate Radix-8 Booth Multipliers for FPGA-based Accelerators, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Brief Express,  vol. 68, no. 5, pp. 1566-1570, 2021. (Invited Paper from ISCAS 2021).

    [] Jiang Li, Yijun Cui, Chongyan Gu, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu and Fabrizio Lombardi, A Physical Unclonable Function using a Configurable Tristate Hybrid Scheme with Non-Volatile Memory, IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology, vol.2, pp. 31-40, 2021. (Invited Paper) 

    [] Pengfei Huang, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu, Fabrizio Lombardi, A Hardware-Software Co-Design Method for Adaptive Approximate Computing, IEEE Open Journal of Computer Society, vol. 2, pp. 38-52, 2021. (Invited Paper)

    [] Tian Yuan, Weiqiang Liu, Jie Han, and Fabrizio Lombardi, High Performance CNN Accelerators based on Hardware and Algorithm Co-Optimization, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 250-263, Jan. 2021. (Highlight Paper of IEEE TCAS-I 2021 January Issue)

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Fabrizio Lombardi, Michael Schutle, Approximate Computing: from Circuits to Applications, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 108, no. 12, pp. 2103-2107, Dec. 2020.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Chongyan Gu, Gang Qu, Maire O'Neill, Paolo Montuschi and Fabrizio Lombardi, Security in Approximate Computing and Approximate Computing for Security: Challenges and Opportunities, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 108, no. 12, pp. 2214-2231, Dec. 2020. (Invited Paper)

    [] Yijun Cui, Chenghua Wang, Chongyan Gu, Maire O’Neill, Weiqiang Liu, and Fabrizio Lombardi, Lightweight Configurable Ring Oscillator PUF based on memristor/CMOS hybrid circuits, IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology, vol. 1, pp. 128-134, Dec. 2020. (Invited Paper)

    [] Dur-e-Shahwar Kundi, Ayesha Khalid, Chenghua Wang, Arshad Aziz, Maire O'Neill and Weiqiang Liu, AE$HA-3: FPGA based Resource-shared Architecture of AES Enc/Dec with SHA-3, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 4869-4882, Dec. 2020.

    [] Ke Chen, Weiqiang Liu, Jie Han and Fabrizio Lombardi, Profile-based Output Error Compensation for Approximate Arithmetic Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 4707-4718, Dec. 2020.

    [] Haroon Waris, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu, Hybrid Low Radix Encoding based Approximate Booth Multipliers, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Brief Express, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 3367-3371, Dec. 2020.

    [] Yunhao Xu, Yingjie Lao, Weiqiang Liu, Xiaohu You, and Chuan Zhang, Statistical Analysis of Typical and Duty Cycle Based Strong Physical Unclonable Functions, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol. 39, no. 12, pp. 4426-4438, Dec. 2020.

    [] Yuqing Zhang, Chenghua Wang, Dur-E-Shahwar Hundi, Ayesha Khalid, Maire O'Neill, and Weiqiang Liu, An Efficient and Parallel R-LWE Cryptoprocessor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Brief Express, vol. 67, no. 5, pp. 886-890, May 2020. (Invited Paper from ISCAS 2020).

    [] Jie Sun, Minglei Zhang, Lei Qiu and Weiqiang Liu, Background Calibration of Bit-weights in Pipelined-SAR ADCs Using Dual Comparators, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) System, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 1074-1078, 2020. 

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Ziying Ni, Jian Ni, Ciara Rafferty, and Maire O'Neill, High Performance Modular Multiplication for SIDH, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol. 39, no. 10, pp. 3118-3122, Oct. 2020. 

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Fabrizio Lombardi, and Michael Schulte, A Retrospective and Prospective View of Approximate Computing, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 108, no. 3, pp. 394-399, Mar. 2020. (Invited Paper)

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Qicong Liao, Fei Qiao, Weijie Xia, Fabrizio Lombardi, Approximate Designs for Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) with Application to Speech Recognition, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 4727-4739, Dec. 2019.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Sailong Fan, Ayesha Khalid, Ciara Rafferty, and Maire O'Neill, Optimised Schoolbook Polynomial Multiplication for Compact Lattice-based Cryptography on FPGAs, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) System, vol. 27, no. 10, pp. 2459-2463, 2019.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Jian Ni, Zhe Liu, Chunyang Liu, and Maire O'Neill, Optimized Modular Multiplication for Supersingular Isogeny Diffie-Hellman, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 1249-1255, Aug. 2019.

    [] Tingting Zhang, Vikramkumar Pudi, and Weiqiang Liu, New Majority Gate Based Parallel BCD Adder Designs for Quantum-dot Cellular Automata, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, vol. 66, no. 7, pp. 1232-1236, July 2019.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Tian Cao, Peipei Yin, Yuying Zhu, Chenghua Wang, Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr. and Fabrizio Lombardi, Design and Analysis of Approximate Redundant Binary Multipliers, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 68, no. 6, June 2019.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Lei Zhang, Zhengran Zhang, Chongyan Gu, Chenghua Wang, Maire O'Neill, and Fabrizio Lombardi, XOR-Based Low-Cost Reconfigurable PUFs for IoT Security, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, vol. 18, no. 3, Article 25, Mar. 2019.

    [] Chongyan Gu, Weiqiang Liu, Neil Hanley, Robert Hesselbarth, and Maire O'Neill, A Theoretical Model to Link Uniqueness and Min-Entropy for PUF Evaluations, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 68, No. 2, pp. 287-293, 2019.

    [] Linbin Chen, Jie Han, Weiqiang Liu, Paolo Monstuschi, and Fabrizio Lombardi, Design, Evaluation and Application of Approximate High-Radix Dividers, IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 299-312, 2018.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Jiahua Xu, Danye Wang, Chenghua Wang, Paolo Montuschi and Fabrizio Lombardi, Design and Evaluation of Approximate Logarithmic Multipliers for Low Power Error-Tolerant Applications, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 65, no. 9, pp. 2856-2868, Sep. 2018.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Liangyu Qian, Chenghua Wang, Honglan Jiang, Jie Han and Fabrizio Lombardi, Design of Approximate Radix-4 Booth Multipliers for Error-Tolerant Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 1435-1441, Aug. 2017. (Most Popular Article of IEEE TC in July 2017)

    [] Linbin Chen, Jie Han, Weiqiang Liu and Fabrizio Lombardi, Algorithm and Design of a Fully Parallel Approximate Coordinate Rotation Digital Computer (CORDIC), IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 139-151, Sep. 2017.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Earl E. Swartzlander Jr. and Maire O'Neill, Guest Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue on Emerging Technologies and Designs for Application-Specific Computing, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 148-150, 2017.

    [] Linbin Chen, Jie Han, Weiqiang Liu and Fabrizio Lombardi, On the Design of Approximate Restoring Dividers for Error-Tolerant Applications, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 2522-2533, Aug. 2016

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Linbin Chen, Chenghua Wang, Maire O'Neill and Fabrizio Lombardi, Design and Analysis of Inexact Floating-Point Adders, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 308-314, Jan. 2016.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Liang Lu, Maire O'Neill and Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr., A First Step Towards Cost Functions for Quantum-dot Cellular Automata Designs, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 476-487, May 2014.

    [] Liang Lu, Weiqiang Liu, Maire O'Neill and Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr., QCA Systolic Array Design, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 548-560, Mar. 2013.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Saket Srivastava, Liang Lu, Maire O'Neill and Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr., Are QCA Cryptographic Circuits Resistant to Power Analysis Attack?, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1239-1251, Nov. 2012.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Liang Lu, Maire O'Neill, Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr. and Roger Woods, Design of Quantum-dot Cellular Automata Circuits Using Cut-Set Retiming, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 1150-1160, Sep. 2011.


    Selected Conferences:

    [] Shichang Sun, Haoqi Wang, Mingfu Xue, Yushu Zhang, Jian Wang and Weiqiang Liu, Detect and Remove Watermark in Deep Neural Networks via Generative Adversarial Networks, Proc. 24th Information Security Conference (ISC), 2021.

    [] Bo Liu, Hao Cai, Weiqiang Liu and Jun Yang, Background Noise Self-adaptive Ultra-low Power Speech Recognition Processor Using Approximate Computing, ChinaDA Workshop on EDA (ChinaDA), 2021. (Best Poster Award).

    [] Mingfu Xue, Jian Wang, Weiqiang Liu, DNN Intellectual Property Protection: Taxonomy, Attacks and Evaluations, Proc. ACM/IEEE Great Lakes Symp. VLSI (GLSVLSI), 2021. (Invited Paper)

    [] Mingfu Xue, Zhiyu Wu, Can He, Jian Wang, and Weiqiang Liu, Active DNN IP Protection: A Novel User Fingerprint Management and DNN Authorization Control Technique, Proc. 19th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications(TrustCom), 2020. 

    [] Jie Sun, Chenggang Yan, Weiqiang Liu, A 2-then-1 bit/cycle Asynchronous SAR ADC with Background Offset Calibration, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Daegu, Korea, 2021. 

    [] Ziying Ni, Dur-e-Shahwar Kundi, Maire O'Neill, Weiqiang Liu, High-performance Systolic Array Montgomery Multiplier for SIKE, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Daegu, Korea, 2021. 

    [] Kan Yao, Dur-E-Shahwar Kundi, Chenghua Wang, Maire O'Neill, Weiqiang Liu, Towards CRYSTALS-Kyber: a M-LWE Cryptoprocessor with Area-Time Trade-Off, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Daegu, Korea, 2021. 

    [] Hu Zhang, Chenghua Wang, Chenggang Yan, Yijun Cui, Chongyan Gu, Maire O'Neill and Weiqiang Liu, A Highly Reliable SRAM-Based PUF Retaining Memory Function, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Daegu, Korea, 2021. 

    [] Chao Chen, Jie Sun, Chenghua Wang and Weiqiang Liu, A 10-b 500MS/s Partially Loop unrolled SAR ADC with a Comparator Offset Calibration Technique, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Daegu, Korea, 2021.

    [] Weihua Xiao, Weikang Qian and Weiqiang Liu, GOMIL: Global Optimization of Multiplier by Integer Linear Programming, Proc. Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), 2021.

    [] Zikun Zhao, Kai Mao, Weiqiang Liu, Ning Li,Shuangyi Yan, Qiuming Zhu, Wei Huang, An Efficient Hardware Generator for Massive Non-Stationary Fading Channels, IEEE GLOBECOM 2020 Workshop on Wireless Propagation Channels for 5G and B5G (GLOBECOM), 2020.

    [] Yuqin Dou, Chenghua Wang, Chongyan Gu, Shichao Yu, Maire O’Neill, Weiqiang Liu, Security Analysis of Hardware Trojans on Approximate Circuits, Proc. ACM/IEEE Great Lakes Symp. VLSI (GLSVLSI), Sep. 2020.

    [] Ziwei Wei, Yijun Cui, Yunpeng Chen, Chenghua Wang, Chongyan Gu, and Weiqiang Liu, Transformer PUF: Highly Flexible Configurable RO PUF Based on FPGA, IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS), 2020.

    [] Can He, Mingfu Xue, Jian Wang, and Weiqiang Liu, Embedding Backdoors as the Facial Features: Invisible Backdoor Attacks Against Face Recognition Systems, Proc. ACM Turing Celebration Conference-China (TURC), 2020.

    [] Tian Yuan, Jie Han, Fabrizio Lombardi, and Weiqiang Liu, Hardware-Oriented Compression Strategy and Efficient FPGA Implementations of CNNs without Off-Chip Memory, (Work-in-Progress) 57th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, US, 2020.

    [] Yijun Cui, Yunpeng Chen, Chongyan Gu, Chenghua Wang, Maire O'Neill, and Weiqiang Liu, Programmable Ring Oscillator PUF Based on Switch Matrix, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Seville, Spain, May 2020.

    [] Dur-E-Shahwar Kundi, Song Bian, Ayesha Khalid, Chenghua Wang, Maire O'Neill, Weiqiang Liu, AxMM: Area and Power Efficient Approximate Modulo Multiplier for R-LWE Cryptosystem, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Seville, Spain, May 2020. (Invited Paper)

    [] Shichao Yu, Chongyan Gu, Weiqiang Liu, Maire O'Neill, A Novel Feature Extraction Strategy for Hardware Trojan Detection, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Seville, Spain, May 2020. 

    [] Guocai Nan, Chenghua Wang, Fabrizio Lombardi, and Weiqiang Liu, DC-LSTM: Deep Compressed LSTM with the Low Bit-Width and Structured Matrices, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Seville, Spain, May 2020. 

    [] Yue Gao, Fabrizio Lombardi, and Weiqiang Liu, Design and Implementation of Approximate Softmax Layer for Deep Neural Networks, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Seville, Spain, May 2020.

    [] Chongyan Gu, Chip Hong Chang, Weiqiang Liu, Shichao Yu, Qingqing Ma and Maire O'Neill, A Modeling Attack Resistant Deception Technique for Securing PUF based Authentication, Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium (AsianHOST), 2019.

    [] Chongyan Gu, Chip Hong Chang, Weiqiang Liu, Neil Hanley, Jack Miskelly and Maire O'Neill, A Large Scale Comprehensive Evaluation of Single-Slice Ring Oscillator and PicoPUF Bit Cells on 28nm Xilinx FPGAs, Attacks and Solutions in Hardware Security (ASHES), 2019.

    [] Jiang Li,Hao Gao,Yijun Cui, Chongyan Gu, Maire O'Neill and Weiqiang Liu, Theoretical Analysis of Configurable RO PUFs and Strategies to Enhance Security, IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS), Nanjing, China, Oct. 2019.

    [] Haroon Waris, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu and Fabrizio Lombardi, Design of Power Efficient Approximate Systolic Array Architecture for Matrix Multiplication, IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS), Nanjing, China, Oct. 2019.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Majority Logic based Approximate Computing, IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, pp. 487-488, Macau, China, July 2019. (Invited Presentation)

    [] Zheyu Liu, Kaige Jia, Weiqiang Liu, Qi Wei, Fei Qiao, and Huazhong Yang, INA: Incremental Network Approximation Method for Limited Precision Deep Neural Networks, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), Westminster, US, Nov. 2019.

    [] Shichao Yu, Weiqiang Liu and Maire O'Neill, An Improved Automatic Hardware Trojan Generation Platform, IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), Miami, US, 2019.

    [] Zhengran Zhang, Chongyan Gu, Chuan Zhang, Maire O'Neill, and Weiqiang Liu, "Multi-Incentive Delay-Based (MID) PUF", Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Sapporo, Japan. 

    [] Yale Wang, Chenghua Wang, Chongyan Gu, Maire O'Neill, and Weiqiang Liu, "Theoretical Analysis of Delay-Based PUF and Design Strategies for its Improvement", Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Sapporo, Japan.

    [] Haroon Waris, Weiqiang Liu, Pengfei Huang, Ruzhe Ma, Chenghua Wang and Fabrizio Lombardi, "Design Exploration of Small Bit-Width Multipliers Using Approximate Logic Design (ALD) Tool", Proc. 23rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Shanghai, China, 2018.

    [] Faqiang Mei, Lei Zhang, Chongyan Gu, Yuan Cao, Chenghua Wang and Weiqiang Liu, "A Highly Flexible Lightweight and High Speed True Random Number Generator on FPGA, Proc. IEEE Computer Society Ann. Symp. VLSI (ISVLSI), pp. 399-404, Hongkong SAR, China, 2018.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Jing Li, Tao Xu, Chenghua Wang, Paolo Montuschi and Fabrizio Lombardi, Combining Restoring Array and Logarithmic Dividers into an Approximate Hybrid Design, , Proc. 25rd IEEE Symposium on Computer Arithmetic (ARITH), pp. 80-86, Amherst, US, Jun. 2018.

    [] Peipei Yin, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu and Fabrizio Lombardi, Design of Dynamic Range Approximate Logarithmic Multipliers, Proc. ACM/IEEE Great Lakes Symp. VLSI (GLSVLSI), pp. 423-426, Chicago, US, May 2018.

    [] Mingfu Xue, Rongzhen Bian, Jian Wang and Weiqiang Liu, "A Co-Training based Hardware Trojan Detection Technique by Exploiting Unlabeled ICs and Inaccurate Simulation Models", 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (IEEE TrustCom), New York, USA, 2018.

    [] Zheyu Liu, Kaige Jia, Yuying Zhu, Weiqiang Liu, Qi Wei, Fei Qiao, Ping Jin and Huazhong Yang, "Incremental Network Approximation on Limited Precision Neural Networks", (Work-in-Progress) 55th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, US, 2018.

    [] Ke Chen, Jie Han, Paolo Montuschi, Weiqiang Liu and Fabrizio Lombardi, "Design and Application of an Approximate 2-D Convolver with Error Compensation", Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Florence, Italy.

    [] Qingqing Ma, Chongyan Gu, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu and Maire O'Neill, "A Machine Learning Attack Resistant Multi-PUF Design on FPGA", Proc. 23rd Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), pp. 97-104, Jeju Island, Korea, Jan. 2018. (Invited Paper)

    [] Zhe Liu, Kimmo Jarvinen, Weiqiang Liu and Hwajeong Seo, "Multiprecision Multiplication on ARMv8", Proc. 24th IEEE Symposium on Computer Arithmetic (ARITH), pp. 10-17, London, UK, Jul. 2017.

    [] Linbin Chen, Weiqiang Liu, Jie Han and Fabrizio Lombardi, "Design and Operational Assessment of an Intra-Cell Hybrid L2 Cache", Proc. 13th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH), pp. 1-6, Newport, US, Jul. 2017.

    [] Yijun Cui, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu and Maire O'Neill, "A Reconfigurable Memory PUF based on Tristate Inverter Arrays", IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS), pp. 171-176, Dallas, US, Oct. 2016.

    [] Peipei Yin, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu and Fabrizio Lombardi, "Design and Performance Evaluation of Approximate Floating-Point Multipliers", Proc. IEEE Computer Society Ann. Symp. VLSI (ISVLSI), pp. 296-301, Pittsburgh, US, Jul. 2016. (Invited Paper)

    [] Yijun Cui, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu and Maire O'Neill, "Live Demonstration: An Automatic Evaluation Platform for Physical Unclonable Function Test", Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 2377-2377, Montreal, Canada, May 2016.

    [] Yijun Cui, Chenghua Wang, Weiqiang Liu, Yifei Yu, Maire O'Neill and Fabrizio Lombardi, "Low-Cost Configurable Ring Oscillator PUF with Improved Uniqueness," Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 558-561, Montreal, Canada, May 2016.

    [] Linbin Chen, Jie Han, Weiqiang Liu, and Fabrizio Lombardi, "Design of Approximate Unsigned Integer Non-Restoring Divider for Inexact Computing", Proc. ACM/IEEE Great Lakes Symp. VLSI (GLSVLSI), pp. 51-56, Pittsburgh, US, May 2015. (Best Paper Candidate, Top 4)

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Yifei Yu, Chenghua Wang, Yijun Cui and Máire O'Neill, "RO PUF Design in FPGAs with New Comparison Strategies", Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2015), pp. 77-80, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2015.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Máire O'Neill and Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr.,"A Review of QCA Adders and Metrics", Proc. 46th Asilomar Conf. Signals, Systems and Computers, pp. 747-751, Pacific Grove, US, Nov. 2012. (Invited Paper)

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Liang Lu, Máire O'Neill and Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr., "Cost-Efficient Decimal Adder Design in Quantum-dot Cellular Automata", Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2012), pp. 1347-1350, Seoul, Korea, May 2012.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Liang Lu, Máire O'Neill, Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr., "Design Rules for Quantum-dot Cellular Automata", Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2011), pp. 2361-2364, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2011. (Finalist in the Best Paper Contest, Top 8)

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Liang Lu, Máire O'Neill and Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr., "Montgomery Modular Multiplier Design in Quantum-dot Cellular Automata Using Cut-Set Retiming", Proc. 10th IEEE Conf. Nanotechnology, pp.205-210, Seoul, Korea, Aug. 2010.


Tutorial and Talk...

  • Tutorial:

    [] Weiqiang Liu, Jie Han, Alberto Bosio and Fabrizio Lombardi, Approximate Computing: Circuits, Systems and Applications, DATE 2022 Tutorial, Mar. 2022.

    [] Weiqiang Liu, and Fabrizio Lombardi, Approximate Computing: from Circuits to Emerging Applications, IEEE ISCAS 2021 Half-Day Tutorial, May 2021.

    [] Jie Han, Weiqiang Liu and Alberto Bosio, Approximate and Reliable Computing for Machine Learning and Safety-Critical Systems, IEEE COINS Tutorial, Aug. 2021.


    Invited Talks:

    [] Approxiamte Computing for Low Power Circuits and Systems, 6th Workshop on Approximate Computing (AxC21) conjunction with ICCAD'21, Nov. 2021.

    [] Approxiamte Computing for Energy Efficient Circuits and Systems, Huawei Strategy and Technology Workshop (STW), Oct. 2021.

    [] Approximate Computing and Security, UKRI RISE/eFuture Worshop on Engineering Significant Difference, Jun. 2021.

    [] Approximate Computing: Circuits, Applications and Security, Hunan University with CCF Fault-Tolerant Computing Technical Committee & CCF Integrated Circuits Design Technical Group, Jun. 2021. 

    [] Approximate Computing: from Circuits to Applications, University of Kentucky, Apr. 2021.

    [] Configurable Strong PUF Designs and A Deception Protocol, Cryptographic Chip Conference (CryptoIC), Oct. 2020.

    [] CMOS and Nano-Device based Approximate Computing for AI Hardware Acceleration, 15th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC), Oct. 2020

    [] Approximate Computing and Its Application into DSP and AI Chip Design, College of Microelectronics, Hefei Institute of Technology, Sep. 2020.

    [] Energy Efficient Approximate Computing IC Design, Huawei Technologies, Aug. 2020.

    [] Approximate Computing for AI Chip Design, T-Head (Pingtouge Semiconductor), Mar. 2020.

    [] Approximate Computing for Security and Security for Approximate Computing, CCF Fault-Tolerant Computing Technical Committee, Jan. 2020.

    [] Approximate Computing: from Circuits to Systems, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths (SCEEM), University of Bristol, Nov. 2019.

    [] Hardware Security: Progress and Prospects, 3rd Workshop on Astronautical Microsystem, Sep. 2019.

    [] High Performance and Efficient Arithmetic for PQC, International Software and Hardware Design and Implementation Forum (SHDI), Sep. 2019.

    [] Configurable PUFs and Attack Resistant Protocol, 4th National Forum on Hardware Security, CCF Chinese Fault Tolerant Computing Conference (CFTC),Aug. 2019.

    [] Approximate Computing and Its Application into Energy Efficient Circuits and Systems, Energy Efficient IC Design Forum, Southeast University, Aug. 2019.

    [] Majority Logic based Approximate Computing, Invited Session on Nanotechnology based Computing, IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), Jul. 2019.

    [] Physical Unclonable Functions for Dependable System Security, Keynote Speech at UK-Jiangsu Workshop on Dependable Autonomous Systems (DPAS), Apr. 2019.

    [] Design and Analysis of Approximate Computer Arithmetic, 2nd China Design Automation Symposium (ChinaDA), Jan. 2019.

    [] Reconfigurable Physical Unclonable Functions, School of Computer Science, Wuhan University, Jan. 2019

    [] Approximate Chip Design and Chip Fingerprint for Edge Computing, IC Power Tutorial, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Oct. 2018.

    [] Approximate Computing: Circuit and Algorithm Co-Design, Special Session on Approximate Computing, Asian Test Symposium (ATS), Oct. 2018.

    [] The Current State and Future Development of Integrated Circuit Industry in China, Jiangsu Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics Annual Meeting, Jul. 2018.

    [] Physical Unclonable Functions for Edge Computing Security, School of Electronic and Engineering, Nanjing University, Jun. 2018.

    [] Approximate Circuits and Systems, Institute of Circuits and Systems, Tsinghua University, Nov. 2017

    [] Approximate Computing: from Circuits to Systems, National ASIC Center, Southeast University, Nov. 2017.

    [] Hardware Security and Post-Quantum Cryptography Chip, IC Power Seminar, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Aug. 2017.

    [] Approximate Computing Circuits, Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province Young Scholar Seminar on Information Technologies, Aug. 2016.

    [] Physical Unclonable Functions for IoT Security, National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, Mar. 2016.




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