School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary, University of London
Ph.D. (CUHK)


Matthew Wai-Chung Tang finished his B.Eng in computer engineering, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003, 2005 and 2008 respectively. He is now a lecturer in the School of Electric Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. Before joining QMUL, he was a lecturer of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He received the Dean's Exemplary Teaching awards twice from the Faculty of Engineering in both 2011 and 2010. His research interests include rewiring algorithms, logic synthesis algorithms for Field Programming Gate Arrays (FPGA) and architecture design of FPGAs. Dr. Tang is the receipt of the Celoxica Best Paper Award in the 2007 IEEE Southern Conference on Programmable Logic (SPL'07) and the Best Presentation Award in 2007 International Ph.D. Workshop on SoC (IPS'07). He also holds one US patent.

Recent Publications


Yu-Liang Wu, Wai Chung Tang, Wing Hang Lo, "Methods and systems for FPGA rewiring", US Patent #8,042,083, Issued Oct 2011


T.K. Lam, W.C. Tang, X.Q. Yang, Y.L. Wu, "ECR: A Powerful and Low Complexity Error Cancellation Rewiring Scheme," to appear ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), 2012.

Haitong Tian, Wai-Chung Tang, Young, E.F.Y., Sze, C.N., "Postgrid Clock Routing for High Performance Microprocessor Designs," IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol.31, no.2, pp.255-259, Feb. 2012


Xing Wei, Wai-Chung Tang, Yu-Liang Wu, Cliff Sze and Charles Alpert, "Mountain-mover: An intuitive logic shifting heuristic for improving timing slack violating paths," Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), 2013 18th Asia and South Pacific, pages 350-355, 2013

Xiaoqing Yang, Tak-Kei Lam, Wai-Chung Tang, and Yu-Liang Wu, "Almost every wire is removable: A modeling and solution for removing any circuit wire", Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE) 2012, pages 1573-1578, 2012

Xing Wei, Wai-Chung Tang, Yu-Liang Wu, Cliff Sze and Charles Alpert, "WRIP: Logic Restructuring Techniques for Wirelength-Driven Incremental Placement", GLSVLSI, pages 327-332, 2012.

Xing Wei, Wai-Chung Tang, Yi Diao, Yu-Liang Wu, "ECO Timing Optimization with Negotiation- Based Re-Routing and Logic Re-Structuring Using Spare Cells", in Proc. Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, pp. 511-516, Jan 2012

Haitong Tian, Wai-Chung Tang, Evangeline F.Y. Young and C. N. Sze, "Grid-to-Ports Clock Routing for High Performance Microprocessor Designs", International Symposium on Physical Design, 2011. Best Paper Award Nomination.

T.K. Lam, X.Q. Yang, W.C. Tang, Y.L. Wu, "On Applying Erroneous Clock Gating Conditions to Further Cut Down Power", Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, Jan 2011.

L. Zhou, W. C. Tang, and Y. L. Wu, "Fast Placement-Intact Logic Perturbation Targeting for FPGA Performance Improvement", in Proc. IEEE Southern Conference on Programmable Logic (SPL 07), 2007, pp 63-68 | [Celoxica Best Paper Award].

Previous Teaching in CUHK

CSCI1050: Hands-On Introduction to MATLAB (Spring 2013)
CSCI1120: Intro. to Computing using C++ (Fall 2009-11)
CSCI2510: Computer Organization (Fall 2008)
CSCI2100: Data Structure (Spring 2009-12)
CSCI3100: Software Engineering (Spring 2009)
CENG3470/ELEG4260: Digital Circuits / CMOS Integrated Circuits (Fall 2009-12)
ENGG1000: IT Foundation (2012-2013)
ENGG1100: Introduction to Engineering Design (2010-2013)
ENGG2040: Probability Models and Applications (Spring 2010)

Last updated: 27 Sep, 2013