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Christopher Torng

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Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering-Systems


  • Doctoral Degree, Cornell University
  • Master's Degree, Cornell University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Cornell University


Christopher Torng joins the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California as an assistant professor in 2023.

Prior to his appointment, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University from 2019 to 2022. He operated as a faculty-equivalent research advisor in the Stanford Agile Hardware (AHA) center, where he worked on creating high-performance and energy-efficient architectures for domain-specific hardware acceleration, supported by an agile software-hardware co-design methodology.

He has over ten years of experience building complex digital SoCs as ASIC prototypes as well as new agile flow tools that have already supported tapeouts for at least 12 academic chips, implemented in technologies from 180nm to 12nm. His activities have resulted in his selection as a Rising Star in Computer Architecture (2018) by Georgia Tech as well as an IEEE MICRO Top Pick from Hot Chips (2018).

  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Systems

  • EEB 204
  • Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center
  • 3740 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089

Contact Information
  • ctorng@usc.edu


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