Di Zhu received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2011. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. She has been working with Prof. Massoud Pedram in the SPORT lab since Fall 2011. She became a 2015-16 MHI Ph.D. scholar in Fall 2015.

Di Zhu's research interests include system-level design for many-core processors, on-chip networks, hybrid electrical energy storage systems, dynamic power management, and smart grid.


  • SPORT Lab, University of Southern California, 2011.8-Now
  • NICS Lab, Tsinghua University, 2009-2011

Professional Experience

  • Software Engineering Intern, R&D, Digital and Signoff Group, Cadence, San Jose, Summer 2014
  • Hardware Engineering Intern, Mobile and Wireless Group, Broadcom Inc., Santa Clara, Summer 2013

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, EE577a VLSI System Design, 2014 Fall & 2013 Spring
  • Teaching Assistant, EE477L MOS VLSI Circuit Design, 2013 & 2012 Fall