State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI: AMSV Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Hailong Yao

The University Lecture on “Smart Design Automation Methods of Microfluidic Biochips for Enabling High-Throughput Biochemical Applications” will take place as follows:

Date: 9 Feb 2018 (Friday)

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Venue: N21-G013, Lecture Hall, Research Building, University of Macau


The speaker is:

Prof. Hailong Yao, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University


The Lecture is:

Smart Design Automation Methods of Microfluidic Biochips for Enabling High-Throughput Biochemical Applications



Microfluidic biochips are emerging as an essential technology in miniaturized platform for detection, manipulation and analysis of biochemical samples, which offer several advantages over traditional laboratory methods by simplifying the laboratory procedures with miniaturized large-scale integration (LSI) systems to manipulate small amounts of fluids (e.g., microliters and nanoliters). Notable advantages of microfluidic biochips include reducing assay cost by reducing sample consumption, reducing human intervention by integrating automatic control system, providing ultra-sensitivity and accuracy, facilitating point-of-care diagnostics, and enabling single-cell capture and analysis. Microfluidic biochips have many promising applications, such as diagnostics and treatment, drug discovery and development, biological research, forensic analysis, agriculture, environmental sensors, food inspection, etc. This talk will introduce the design automation methods for microfluidic large-scale integration, which enable the complex and high-through biochemical applications.



Hailong Yao received the Ph.D. degree in computer science and technology from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2007. From 2007 to 2009, he was a postdoctoral research scholar in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California at San Diego. After that, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Technology in Tsinghua University. He is currently a tenure-track assistant professor. His research interests include computer-aided design for microfluidic biochips, very large scale integration (VLSI) physical design, design-manufacturing interface, etc. Dr. Yao has published over 50 scientific research papers. He received the SASIMI Best Paper Award in 2016, and two Best Paper Award Nominations at ICCAD in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He received the ISQED Best Paper Award Nomination in 2011. He is a senior member of IEEE.


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