University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 1993. He received the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and 1999, respectively.
    Dr. Chu is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Department at Iowa State University. His area of expertises include CAD of VLSI physical design, and design and analysis of algorithms.
    Dr. Chu is currently an associate editor for IEEE TCAD. He has served on the technical program committees of several major conferences including DAC, ICCAD, ISPD, ISCAS, DATE, ASP-DAC, and SLIP. Dr. Chu received the IEEE TCAD best paper award at 1999 for his work in performance-driven interconnect optimization. He received another IEEE TCAD best paper award at 2010 for his work in routing tree construction. He received the ISPD best paper award at 2004 for his work in efficient placement algorithm. He received another ISPD best paper award at 2012 for his work in floorplan block shaping algorithm. He received the ASPDAC best paper award at 2014 for his work in stencil design for electron-beam lithography. He received the Bert Kay Best Dissertation Award for 1998-1999 from the Department of Computer Sciences in the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of IEEE.