Kaiyuan Yang is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University and leads the Secure and Intelligent Micro-Systems (SIMS) Lab. His research interests lie in the area of digital and mixed-signal solid-state circuits, VLSI and integrated microsystem designs, with applications in security, artificial intelligence, bioelectronics, and internet of everything.
He received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 2012, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, in 2014 and 2017. His Ph.D. work was recognized by the 2016-2017 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), the Best Student Paper Award (1st place) at the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), the 2016 Pwnie Most Innovative Research Award Finalist, and the Best Undergraduate Thesis Award from Tsinghua University in 2012.