Prior to 2007

ECE Welcomes New Faculty, Xinming Huang

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is excited to welcome Dr. Xinming Huang as a new Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Professor Huang received his BS and M. Eng. EE from Northwestern Polytechnic University in Xi'an, China, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 2001. Since receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Huang has worked at several corporations including Bell Labs Lucent Technologies (Whippany, NJ) and most recently, the University of New Orleans where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. While at UNO Dr. Huang was the recipient of the College of Engineering Best Faculty Award.

Dr. Huang has significant teaching experience in the areas of wireless sensor networks, HDL chip design, VLSI, and numerous courses concerned with various aspects of digital and microprocessor/embedded systems design. For WPI he has developed a course on Reconfigurable Computing (ECE579Y) which is being offered for the first time in the spring of 2007 (described here:

Dr. Huang has published more than 10 peer reviewed journal papers and 20 conference papers in areas related to digital system design and networking. Additionally, he has been the principal investigator on several externally funded research projects.

His current research interests include high performance computing architectures (petascale computing element using reconfigurable clusters; system-on-chip (SoC) design with embedded processors; parallel and distributed algorithms; VLSI integrated circuits for information processing and scientific computing), ubiquitous computing (formal models for networked embedded systems; distributed computing; fault tolerant and evolvable system; hardware/software co-design for embedded computing) and reconfigurable computing. Reconfigurable computing in particular is greatly demanded in many applications including telecommunications, space and earth science, defense and security, and life sciences/biomedical research where real time and reconfigurable processing are critical to successful completion of a project or goal.

The WPI ECE Department welcomes Dr. Huang to our department and looks forward to his contributions to our innovative educational our world class research endeavors. Dr. Huang can be reached via email.

January 4, 2007