Zhao Yong
  • Master of Computer Science, Sept. 2003 – 2006.
    University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, Sept. 2001 - May 2003
    University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Sept. 1989 – July 1999.
    Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China


Research: FPGAs and Hardware Description Languages

E-mail: b15v3@unb.ca
Website: http://people.unb.ca/~b15v3
Quote: "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."--Saint Paul (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Thesis Research:
Maximum Performance of Configurable Hardware Resources
For certain problems, a hardware solution is better than a software solution. This has been demonstrated by many applications. With the power of FPGAs, it is easy for end users to build their own hardware circuit quickly. In this thesis, two test cases are studied for creating efficient hardware circuits. One is for calculating autocorrelation coefficients; another is the edit distance algorithm. These two test cases can be computed in parallel. The goal of this research is to find the optimal circuit that can fit into one FPGA. Experimental results have been gathered to analyze what kind of factors can influence the optimal result. A heuristic method is proposed to generate the circuit automatically through a software generator.

Thesis Supervisor(s):
Ken Kent