Shiyan Hu


Professor and Chair in Cyber-Physical System Security

School of Electronics and Computer Science

University of Southampton

University Road

SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

Phone: 02380-595854,





Professor Shiyan Hu received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008. He is the Professor and Chair in Cyber-Physical System Security at University of Southampton. His research interests include Cyber-Physical Systems and Cyber-Physical System Security, where he has published more than 100 refereed papers, including 50+ in premier IEEE Transactions. 


Prof. Hu is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, an IEEE Systems Council Distinguished Lecturer, a recipient of the 2017 IEEE Computer Society TCSC Middle Career Researcher Award, and a recipient of the 2014 U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. His publications have received distinctions such as the 2018 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award, the 2017 Keynote Paper in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, the Front Cover Paper in IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience in March 2014, Thomson Reuters ESI Highly Cited Paper 2017-2019, etc. His ultra fast slew buffering technique has been widely deployed in industry for designing over 50 microprocessor and ASIC chips such as IBM flagship chips POWER 7 and 8. His research has been featured in various public media such as National Science Foundation News Headlines, Science Daily, CBS, IEEE Spectrum, and Communications of ACM.


Prof. Hu is the Chair for IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems. He is the Editor-In-Chief of IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications. He is the 2020 Editor-in-Chief Search Committee Chair for ACM TODAES. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, ACM Transactions on Design Automation for Electronic Systems, and ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems. He is also a Guest Editor for eight IEEE/ACM journals such as Proceedings of the IEEE and IEEE Transactions on Computers. He has held chair positions in many IEEE/ACM conferences. He is a Fellow of IET and a Fellow of British Computer Society.



Research Interests


-      Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

-      Cyber-Physical System Security

-      Smart Energy CPS

-      Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for VLSI Circuits





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Highly motivated Ph.D. students are sought to conduct the research in Cyber-Physical Systems and Cyber-Physical System Security. Government supported exchange students are also counter