Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and
Institute for Systems Research (ISR)
Dr. Qu is the director of the Maryland Embedded System and Hardware Security Lab (MeshSec) and the Wireless Sensor Laboratory. His primary research interests fall in the broad field of VLSI design automation with focus on low power and security issues in the design of integrated circuits (IC), embedded systems, cyber physical systems, and the Internet of Things (IoT). For real life problems, Dr. Qu and his group build mathematical models, develop optimal and heuristic algorithms, implement practical solutions, and perform system prototyping.
Dr. Qu and his research group are sponsored by by both government agencies (AFOSR, ARO, DARPA, LPS, LTS, NCCoE, NIST, NSA, NSF, ONR, USDA) and industry (Fujitsu Research, Intel, MITRE, Microsoft Research).
(07/25/22) Currently, Dr. Qu is working in the National Science Foundation as a program director in the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program.