About Associate Professor Philip Leong
Associate Professor Philip Leong's interests include reconfigurable computing, signal processing, computer architecture, computer arithmetic and biologically inspired computing.
His research has led to improved implementations of hardware for neuromorphic engineering, satisfiability, cryptography and random number generation which were the fastest reported results at the time. He also has interests in hardware and VLSI implementations, having developed the first DIMM memory-slot based FPGA board; miniature power generators; and VLSI chips for low power arrhythmia classification, carbon nanotube based sensors and data converters. He led a project to parallelise the production SWIRLS software used by the Hong Kong Observatory to support the issuance of warnings for heavy rain. Philip 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 an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney. He is also a Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London and the Chief Technology Consultant to Cluster Technology. He was program co-chair of the FPT and FPL conferences and is an associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems. The author of more than 100 technical papers and 4 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.
2. David B. Thomas, Wayne Luk, Philip H.W. Leong, and John D. Villasenor. Gaussian random number generators. ACM Computing Surveys, 39(4):11:1–11:38, 2007.
3. Mandy L. Y. Sin, Gary C. T. Chow, Gary M. K. Wong, Wen J. Li, Philip H. W. Le
ong, and Ka Wai Wong. Ultra-low-power alcohol vapor sensors using chemically functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 6(5):571–577, September 2007.
4. 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.
5. Dong-U Lee, Wayne Luk, John D. Villasenor, Guanglie Zhang, and Philip H.W. Leong. A hardware Gaussian noise generator using the Wallace method. IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, 13(8):911–920, August 2005.
6. M.P. Leong and P.H.W. Leong. A variable-radix digit-serial design methodology and its application to the discrete cosine transform. IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, 11(1):90–104, 2003.
7. P.H.W. Leong and K.H. Leung. A microcoded elliptic curve processor using FPGA technology. IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, 10(5):550–559, 2002.
8. W. Chung, S. Carlile, and P. Leong. A performance adequate model for auditory localization. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 107(1):432–445, 2000.
9. P. H. W. Leong and M.A. Jabri. A low power VLSI arrhythmia classifier. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 6(6):1435–1445, November 1995.
10. C. Jin, P. Leong, J. Leung, S. Carlile, and A. van Schaik. The generation of customized three-dimensional sound effects for individuals. World Patent Office 01/54453, July 26, 2001.
11. A. Kramer, R. Canegallo, M. Chinosi, G. Gozzini, P. Leong, P. L. Rolandi, and M. Sabatini. Voltage comparator with floating gate mos transistor. US Patent 6,014,044, January 11, 2000. SGS–Thomson Microelectronics S.r.l.
12. P.H.W. Leong and M.A. Jabri. A method and system for automatically classifying intracardiac electrograms. US Patent 5,280,792, January 25, 1994. University of Sydney.