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Jason Cong

jason_cong.jpgJASON CONG, Distinguished Chancellor’s Professor
UCLA Computer Science Department
Engineering VI – Room 468A
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1596
tel: (310) 206-2775, fax: (310) 794-5057
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Areas of Interest

  • Computer-aided design of VLSI circuits and systems
  • Reconfigurable architecture and reconfigurable computing
  • Design and analysis of algorithms
  • Computer architectures


JASON CONG received his B.S. degree in computer science from Peking University in 1985, his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and 1990, respectively. Currently, he is a Chancellor’s Professor at the Computer Science Department of University of California, Los Angeles, the Director of Center for Domain-Specific Computing (funded by NSF Expeditions in Computing Award), and the director of VLSI Architecture, Synthesis, and Technology (VAST) Laboratory. He served as the chair of the UCLA Computer Science Department from 2005 to 2008.

Dr. Cong’s research interests include electronic design automation, energy-efficient computing, customized computing for big-data applications, and highly scalable algorithms. He has published over 400 research papers in these areas, including 12 Best Paper Awards, and three 10-Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Awards.  His work on FPGA technology mapping (FlowMap) received the 2011 ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electric Design Automation “for pioneering work on technology mapping for FPGA that has made significant impact to the FPGA research community and industry”, and was the first inducted to the FPGA and Reconfigurable Computing Hall of Fame by ACM TCFPGA.  He was elected to an IEEE Fellow in 2000 for “for seminal contributions in computer-aided design of integrated circuits, especially in physical design automation, interconnect optimization, and synthesis of FPGAs”, and ACM Fellow in 2008 “for contributions to electronic design automation”.   He received the 2010 IEEE Circuits and System (CAS) Society Technical Achievement Award “For seminal contributions to electronic design automation, especially in FPGA synthesis, VLSI interconnect optimization, and physical design automation” and the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award “For setting the algorithmic foundations for high-level synthesis of field programmable gate arrays”.   Dr. Cong was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2017.