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Christopher Torng

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science


  • Doctoral Degree, Cornell University
  • Master's Degree, Cornell University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Cornell University


Christopher Torng joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California as an assistant professor in 2023.

Prior to his appointment, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University from 2019 to 2022. He operated as a faculty-equivalent research advisor in the Stanford Agile Hardware (AHA) center, where he worked on creating high-performance and energy-efficient architectures for domain-specific hardware acceleration, supported by an agile software-hardware co-design methodology.

He has over ten years of experience building complex digital SoCs as ASIC prototypes as well as new agile flow tools that have already supported tapeouts for over a dozen academic chips, implemented in technologies from 180nm to 12nm. His activities have resulted in his selection as a Rising Star in Computer Architecture by Georgia Tech as well as an IEEE MICRO Top Pick from Hot Chips.

  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
  • EEB 204
  • Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center
  • 3740 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
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