About Professor Philip Leong

To address computationally intensive problems through parallelism and high speed digital circuits; application domains include finance, medicine and nanotechnology.

His research involves creating hardware and parallel software systems that accelerate computational intensive computing problems, making previously intractable problems feasible. His group has demonstrated FPGA-based implementations of algorithms in cryptography, random number generation, financial derivatives pricing and machine learning which were faster than any previously reported ones.

Prof Leong received the B.Sc., B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Sydney. In 1993 he was a consultant to ST Microelectronics in Milan, Italy working on advanced flash memory-based integrated circuit design. From 1997-2009 he was with the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently Professor of Computer Systems in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney, Visiting Professor at Imperial College, Visiting Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, and Chief Technology Advisor to Cluster Technology.

Prof Leong was co-founder and program co-chair of the International Conference on Field Programmable Technology (FPT); program co-chair of the International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL); Senior Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS) and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design (TCAD). The author of more than 150 technical papers and 5 patents, Dr. Leong was the recipient of the 2005 FPT conference Best Paper as well as the 2007 and 2008 FPL conference Stamatis Vassiliadis Outstanding Paper awards.

Selected publications

  • Michael Frechtling and Philip H. W. Leong. MCALIB - a tool for automated rounding error analysis. ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, 37:5:1-5:25, April 2015. (doi:10.1145/2665073) 
  • Man-Ho Ho, Yan-Qing Ai, Thomas C.P. Chau, Steve C.L. Yuen, Chiu-Sing Choy, Philip H.W. Leong, and Kong-Pang Pun. Architecture and design flow for a highly efficient structured ASIC. IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, 21(3):424-433, 2013.
  • Chun Hok Ho, Chi Wai Yu, Philip Leong, Wayne Luk, and Steven J.E. Wilton. "Floating point FPGA: Architecture and modelling," IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, 17(12):1709-1719, 2009. 
  • M.P. Leong, C.C. Cheung, C.W. Cheung, P.P.M. Wan, K.H. Leung, W.M.M. Yeung, W.S. Yuen, K.S.K. Chow, K.S. Leung, and P.H.W. Leong, "A parallel library for financial engineering applications", IEEE Computer, 38(10):70-77, October 2005. 
  • C.T. Chow, L.S.M. Tsui, P.H.W. Leong, W. Luk and S. Wilton, "Dynamic voltage scaling for commercial FPGAs," Proc. International Conference on Field Programmable Technology (FPT), 173-180, 2005 
(Best Paper award). 
  • C.W. Yu, K.H. Kwong, K.H. Lee, and P.H.W. Leong. A Smith-Waterman systolic cell. In Proc. International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), pages 375-384, 2003 (Best Paper award).. 
  • P.H.W. Leong and K.H. Leung, "A Microcoded Elliptic Curve Processor using FPGA Technology," IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, 10(5):550559, 2002. 
  • Neil N. H. Ching, H. Y. Wong, Wen J. Li, Philip H. W. Leong, and Zhiyu Wen. "A laser- micromachined multi-modal resonating power transducer for wireless sensing systems", Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 9798:685690, 2002. 
  • P.H.W. Leong, M.P. Leong, O.Y.H. Cheung, T. Tung, C.M. Kwok, M.Y. Wong, and K.H. Lee. "Pilchard - a reconfigurable computing platform with memory slot interface," Proc. IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), pages 170179, 2001. 
  • P.H.W. Leong and M.A. Jabri "A Low Power VLSI Arrhythmia Classifier", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 6(6):1435-1445, 1995.