302-831-4997 chengmo@udel.edu

Faculty Involvement

Why Faculty
Establish VIP Teams

Access to Different Majors
Student Talent & Leadership
Expand Scholarship & Exploration

Our Leadership

Chengmo Yang

Chengmo Yang


Phone: 302-831-4997
Email: chengmo@udel.edu

PHD | University of California, San Diego

Prof. Yang’s research interests lie in the broad areas of embedded systems, design automation, and computer architecture, with a particular focus on improving security, reliability, non-volatility, and energy efficiency of embedded systems, cyber physical systems (CPS), and Internet-of-Things (IoT). She has authored over 70 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.

Prof. Yang received the National Science Foundation Career Award in 2013. She has one best paper award and four best paper nominations. She is serving as the associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD) and the associate editor of ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES). She is also serving as the diversity & inclusion representative of IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) to IEEE Initiative/Committees.

Xi Peng

Xi Peng


Phone: 302-831-2876
Email: xipeng@udel.edu

PhD | 2018 | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
MS | 2011 | Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
BS | 2008 | Beihang University, Beijing, China

Dr. Xi Peng is an assistant professor of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences, and a resident faculty of the Data Science Institute, at the University of Delaware.

Dr. Peng works in the area of Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision, with a special interest in two directions: 1) Efficient & explainable deep learning; 2) Human-centered computer vision. He is making efforts in developing strong, flexible, and transparent AI systems for interdisciplinary data analytics in biomechanics, bioinformatics, geography, and earth science.

Dr. Peng’s group (Deep-REAL lab) are publishing in top-ranked conferences (NeurIPS, ICLR, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, AAAI, IJCAI, KDD), leading journals (TPAMI, IJCV, THMS), as well as US patents. His group received awards and supports from NSF, CDC/NIOSH, Snap Research, DSI, etc.


Faculty Benefit by Involvement

Expand Faculty Scholarship & Exploration


Low Risk Setting: Develop Ideas & Concepts for Proposals


Education/Broader Impacts for Proposals


Attract/Recruit Grad Students

Expand Your Scholarship and Exploration Activity

  • Get scale and continuity to expand research scope
  • Build testbeds; get real users; test for commercialization
  • Include all needed disciplines in your projects

Recruit Outstanding Graduate Students

  • Assess creativity, leadership, determination of team members
  • VIP students have depth and breadth before becoming a grad student
  • They have both participated in research

Increases Chances for Research Funding

  • VIP for education, broader impact, DEI, workforce development in proposals
  • Time to prove an idea – lead up to proposal
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