Huiyang Zhou received the bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Xian Jiaotong University, China, in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University in 2003. He is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Between 2003 and 2009, he was an assistant professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida.

His research focuses on GPU Computing (General Purpose computing on Graphics Processing Units or GPGPU), quantum computing, high performance microarchitecture,  low-power design, OpenCL for FPGA, architecture support for system dependability, and backend compiler optimization. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER award and a senior member of the ACM and IEEE.


  • Ph.D. 2003
    Computer Engineering
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Master's 1998
    Electrical Engineering
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Master's 1995
    Mechanical Engineering
    Xian Jiaotong University, P. R. China
  • Bachelor's 1992
    Electrical Engineering
    Xian Jiaotong University, P. R. China

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 - IPDPS 2012 Best Paper Award
  • 2008 - NSF Career Award

Recent News

James Tuck and Huiyang Zhou Recieve Outstanding Teacher Award

Posted on April 18, 2022 | Filed Under: Awards and News

Congratulations to ECE faculty members James Tuck and Huiyang Zhou for receiving the Outstanding Teacher Award!

The Institute will be led by UMD Computer Science Professor Andrew Childs (second from right), along with NC State ECE researchers. John T. Consoli / University of Maryland
NC State Collaborates on New $25M NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation

Posted on September 2, 2021 | Filed Under: Quantum and Research

The Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation includes faculty from NC State ECE, and will significantly add to the vibrant quantum research ecosystem established along the East Coast.

Tang, Zhou, and Ricketts are Recipients of ECE Faculty Awards

Posted on May 7, 2021 | Filed Under: Faculty

ECE is proud to announce that Wenyuan Tang, Huiyang Zhou, and David Ricketts are the 2021 recipients of the Departmental Faculty Awards — the Bennet Faculty Fellow Award and the William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award.

Media Mentions

NCSU, Duke researchers work to harness hyperfast processors

June 4, 2010

Huiyang Zhou, an electrical and computer engineering professor at North Carolina State University, has been working to develop tools to help researchers like West better use the GPU


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