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Wenjing Rao

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Building & Room:

1036 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 154, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 355-0311


Research Interests

VLSI test, Fault-tolerance, Reliability, Novel computation paradigms in emerging nanoelectronic systems, VLSI Hardware Security, Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Selected Publications

S. Khaleghi and W. Rao, “Hardware Obfuscation Using Strong PUFs”, IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), 2018

J. Xu, S. Banerjee and W. Rao, “The Existence of Universally Agreed Fairest Semi-Matching in Any Given Bipartite Graph”, Theoretical Computer Science, 2017

S. Banerjee and W. Rao, “A Local Reconfiguration based Scalable Fault Tolerant Many-Processor Array”, IEEE Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC), 2017

S. Khaleghi, P. Vinella, S. Banerjee and W. Rao, “An STT-MRAM based Strong PUF”, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH), 2016

S. Banerjee, and W. Rao, “A General Approach for Defect Tolerant Parallel Prefix Adder Design” IEEE Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE), 2016

S. Banerjee, and W. Rao, “On the Conditions of Guaranteed k-Fault Tolerant Systems Supporting On-The-Fly Repairs” IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), 2015

S. Khaleghi, K. Zhao, and W. Rao, “IC Piracy Prevention via Design Withholding and Entanglement”, IEEE Asia South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC), 2015

Y. Su and W. Rao, “An Integrated Framework Towards Defect-Tolerant Logic Implementation onto Nanocrossbars”, IEEE Transaction on Computer Aided Design, Volume 33, Number 1, 2014

W. Rao, C. Yang, R. Karri, and A. Orailoglu “Towards Future Systems with Nanoscale Devices: Overcoming the Reliability Challenge”, IEEE Computer, Volume 44, Number 2, 2011

Notable Honors

2017, Harold A. Simon Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Engineering, UIC

2012, NSF CAREER Award , National Science Foundation (NSF)

2008, Ph. D. Dissertation Award, University of California, San Diego


Ph.D. Computer Science, University of California, San Diego, 2008

B.S. Computer Science, Peking University, 2001