Hayden Kwok-Hay So

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Hong Kong

Picture of Hayden So at ATA

About Me

I joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong in Aug, 2007.

I lead the research effort of the Computer Architecture & System Research Lab (CASR) where we study the design, implementations, and application of reconfigurable computing systems. I am also the co-director and a founding member of the Joint Lab on Future Cities (JLFC), which is a joint effort between the Department of EEE, Civil Engineering and Geography at HKU.

Before joining HKU, I spent quite some time at the EECS department of University of California, Berkeley where I got my BS, MS, and PhD degrees. At Berkeley, I worked with my advisor Bob Brodersen and spent most of my time at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center.

In 2012, I spent some time at Stanford and MIT, helped teaching their introductory course to EECS 6.01.

Research Interests

  • FPGA-based Reconfigurable Computing
  • Reconfigurable Computer Operating System Design
  • FPGA Overlay Architectures
  • Medical Imaging Systems with GPUs and FPGAs
  • Big Data Processing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Networking
  • Computer Architectures

Awards

  • Croucher Innovation Award [2013]
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (Team) [2012]
  • Best Teacher Award, Faculty of Engineering, University of Hong Kong [2011-2012]

Recent Research Grants

  • Efficient and Productive Parallel Data Processing in Hybrid FPGA-CPU Reconfigurable Clusters with Resilient Distributed Datasets
    General Research Fund (GRF), University Grants Committee (UGC), Hong Kong
    2016 - 2019
  • A Unified Machine Model for Heterogeneous Computing using CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs
    Early Career Scheme (ECS), University Grants Committee (UGC), Hong Kong
    2013 - 48 months
  • Compiler and Operating System Support for Power-Efficient FPGA-Assisted Reconfigurable Computing
    General Research Fund (GRF), University Grants Committee (UGC), Hong Kong
    2010 - 42 months
  • Hardware Software Design of FPGA-Based Reconfigurable Heterogeneous Multi-Core Systems
    General Research Fund (GRF), University Grants Committee (UGC), Hong Kong
    2009 - Completed
  • An Integrated Communication Network Simulation and Emulation Environment using FPGA-based Reconfigurable Computers
    General Research Fund (GRF), University Grants Committee (UGC), Hong Kong
    2008 - Completed

Vacancies

I am actively looking for postdoc fellow, postgraduate students, and research assistants to join my research group. Please see the current openings at the vacancies page.

Contact Information

Room 503, Chow Yei Ching Building
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Hong Kong
hso at eee dot hku dot hk